A transgender inmate living as a woman at a men’s prison nearly died after slashing herself with a razor.Staff spotted her injuries through a spyhole in a cell door at HMP Littlehey, Cambs.A nurse fought to stem a “huge” loss of blood at the scene.There were suggestions the prisoner had been refused a transfer to a women’s jail.
A . told the Sunday People :
“She must have been desperate. It was ­horrible.“She’d had hormone therapy and ­developed breasts but she had not had surgery to transform her ­genitals.”
Two transgender inmates serving time in all-male prisons killed themselves last year.
The Ministry of Justice ­confirmed a Littlehey inmate was treated in hospital and had ­returned to the prison.

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