a transgender woman has spoken of the hell on earth she suffered after being raped and abused more than 2,000 times in an all-male prison. south africas lgtbi community may enjoy constitutional protection. But many are still subjected to prejudice, humiliation and harassment. what really happens to transgenders in prison lockdown 23and1. In this video im going to be telling some stories about transgenders in prison as well as if they are victimized while. According to masen davis, executive director of the transgender law center, lgbt people in prisons often face barriers in seeking basic and necessary medical treatment, exacerbated by the fact that prison health care staff are often not aware of or trained on how to address those needs. Transgender prisoner who sexually assaulted inmates jailed for life this article is more than 1 year old. Karen white, 52, admitted sexually assaulting women in female prison and raping two other. Being a transsexual woman in a mens prison is something right out of the twilight zone. In the cell, the dayroom, on the yard, at work and in the clinic, theres no refuge. The rapes, beatings, robbery, threats, and sadly the killings of us transsexuals continue. Support the guardian available for everyone, funded by readers. The prison rape elimination act was signed into law by then president george w bush in 2003. a transgender inmate says she was raped at a mens prison hours after a judge threw out her request to block corrections officers from keeping her in a disciplinary unit. A transgender woman says she was locked in a cell with her rapist. In a lawsuit, zahara green says that after she asked georgia prison officials for protection, she found herself sharing a cell with the inmate who had been abusing her. Pre-op transsexual who admitted robbery and attacking the police sent to all-women jail. Transsexual to serve prison sentence for robbery in all-woman jail.