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UK: Prisoner suicide after trans bullying

Tue 8 Apr 2008 In: International News

A woman who hanged herself in her prison cell with shoelaces had complained that she was being victimised and picked on by other inmates because she had transitioned from being a man. Lisa Woodhall was serving a four and half year sentence after she slashed the throat of her boyfriend's ex-lover, reports Woodhall, 28, who had undergone gender reassignment surgery in 2004, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent at Plymouth Crown Court in September 2005. She was found hanging in her cell at Eastwood Park Prison in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire on October 6th 2006. "Goodbye world and goodbye to those not involved in the plot against me." she wrote in a note discovered by prison staff. More on this story is on the link below.    

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First published: Tuesday, 8th April 2008 - 8:51am

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