Israel refused trans woman transfer to women's prison, cited 'appearance'

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Israel refused trans woman transfer to women's prison, cited 'appearance'
During her time at Nitzan, she experienced repeated harassment from other prisoners on the basis of her gender identity, things she would not have received in a women's prison.
By IDAN ZONSHINE
APRIL 10, 2021

A transgender woman who was placed in a men's prison had her transfer request to a women's prison denied by Israel's prison service, on the basis of the woman's "masculine appearance," despite a doctor affirming that she should be treated as a woman and that she had only stopped her hormone treatment due to an allergic reaction, Haaretz reported on Thursday. According to the report, the woman was eventually transferred on Thursday to the Neveh Tirtza women's prison from the Nitzan men's prison, but only after spending a total 15 days in isolation - in violation of prison service regulations - and appealing her case to the Supreme Court.

The woman's doctor wrote to Haaretz that she has in the past been on a medical regimen of testosterone blockers and estrogen, but was forced to suspend treatment with one hormone after a suspected allergic reaction. Her lawyer said that during her time at Nitzan, she experienced repeated harassment from other prisoners on the basis of her gender identity, things she would not have received in a women's prison. She was arrested on March 22 for allegedly trying to extort money from ultra-Orthodox men who had sex with prostitutes in Tel Aviv along with multiple accomplices. She denies the charges.

more........... https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/p...sfer-to-womens-prison-cited-appearance-664713
 

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Is the person actually a male or female? The question comes with the belief that we are what we are born, male or female and that can't be changed. If he's actually a male, I'd leave the perp in the male prison where he belongs.
 
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