Transgender prisoners: Ministry of Justice to review care
8 December 2015
From the section UK
The review follows the death of Vikki Thompson in an all-male jail
The care of transgender prisoners in England and Wales is to be reviewed after two inmate deaths, the Ministry of Justice has said.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove ordered the review to ensure the care of such offenders is “fit for purpose”.
Vikki Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell in November and Joanne Latham, 38, died earlier this month. Both were placed in all-male prisons.
The MoJ said concerns had been reported over the current rules.
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Source:: BBC UK