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Mum’s outrage as transgender daughter is sent to an ALL-MALE prison

A sex-change woman who was born a man has been sent to an all MALE prison sparking fears for her safety.

Striking Tara Hudson, 26, has lived as a female all of her adult life and undergone six years of gender reconstruction surgery.

Her mother condemned the move and says her daughter’s own doctor has confirmed that she is now a woman.

But magistrates sentenced Tara her to 12 weeks inside tough all-male Bristol prison after she admitted assault because Tara’s passport says she is still a man.

Jackie Brooklyn mother of Tara Hudson. See SWNS story SWTRANS; A petition calling for a sex-change woman to be moved from an all-male prison has been signed by more than 5,000 people in less than 24 hours. Transgender Tara Hudson, who has 34EE boobs, has been locked up in tough Bristol Prison for 12 weeks for a bar brawl. The 26 year-old was born a man but has lived as a female all of her adult life and undergone six years of gender reconstruction surgery. Magistrates sent her to the all-male jail because her passport says she is still a man and her mother Jackie Brooklyn says she still has the remnants of a penis.

Tara’s mum is outraged

Collect of Tara Hudson who has been sent to an all MALE prison sparking fears for her safety.See SWNS story SWTRANS; A petition calling for a sex-change woman to be moved from an all-male prison has been signed by more than 5,000 people in less than 24 hours. Transgender Tara Hudson, who has 34EE boobs, has been locked up in tough Bristol Prison for 12 weeks for a bar brawl. The 26 year-old was born a man but has lived as a female all of her adult life and undergone six years of gender reconstruction surgery. Magistrates sent her to the all-male jail because her passport says she is still a man and her mother Jackie Brooklyn says she still has the remnants of a penis.

Tara has been locked up in tough Bristol Prison for 12 weeks

Distraught Jackie Brooklyn has written to the prison governor as she fears her daughter will be targeted by the male prisoners.

She said: “There’s nothing male about her, nobody would know the difference. She looks like a woman. She’s gorgeous.

“We think it’s totally outrageous. I don’t think she will cope well at all. I just feel the men are going to go after her. It’s going to be humiliating.”

Tara, who was born Aaron, admitted assault after an incident at a bar on Boxing Day 2014.

She changed her plea to guilty in September and her mum was expecting her to be put on an electronic tag, made to undergo an alcohol awareness course.

Jackie Brooklyn mother of Tara Hudson. See SWNS story SWTRANS; A petition calling for a sex-change woman to be moved from an all-male prison has been signed by more than 5,000 people in less than 24 hours. Transgender Tara Hudson, who has 34EE boobs, has been locked up in tough Bristol Prison for 12 weeks for a bar brawl. The 26 year-old was born a man but has lived as a female all of her adult life and undergone six years of gender reconstruction surgery. Magistrates sent her to the all-male jail because her passport says she is still a man and her mother Jackie Brooklyn says she still has the remnants of a penis.

Jackie is worried about Tara’s safety

Collect of Tara Hudson who has been sent to an all MALE prison sparking fears for her safety.See SWNS story SWTRANS; A petition calling for a sex-change woman to be moved from an all-male prison has been signed by more than 5,000 people in less than 24 hours. Transgender Tara Hudson, who has 34EE boobs, has been locked up in tough Bristol Prison for 12 weeks for a bar brawl. The 26 year-old was born a man but has lived as a female all of her adult life and undergone six years of gender reconstruction surgery. Magistrates sent her to the all-male jail because her passport says she is still a man and her mother Jackie Brooklyn says she still has the remnants of a penis.

Tara has lived as a female her whole adult life

At worst she thought she would be sent to an all-women prison by the magistrates in Bath, Somerset.

Her mother said: “I just want to get my daughter into a safe, female environment where she belongs and will continue to fight the decision.

She added that Tara gets abuse for her gender status and is on a hormone replacement course as well as medication for depression.

Tara is a qualified makeup artist and wants to pursue it as a career but has been off work due to her health and a social worker has cared for her.

Miss Brooklyn added: “I don’t want her going backwards with her mental health. She’s been through a hard time and this could set her right back.

“I don’t think the magistrates have taken that into consideration. I fear that it is a potentially dangerous situation for her to be in and feel strongly that she would be far safer in a female environment.

“While I understand it is a complex issue, the treatment of transgender individuals by the British judicial system is one that clearly requires greater attention and thought.

“The primary focus should be the safety and wellbeing of those involved.”

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