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Transgender woman suing Ministry of Justice for sending her to male prison

Tara said: ‘I was horrified when I read the defence from the MoJ.’ (Picture; SWNS)

A transgender woman is suing the Ministry of Justice for sending her to a male prison.

Tara Hudson spent seven days in HMP Bristol before being transferred to a women’s jail, HMP Eastwood Park, after 150,000 people signed a petition.

She admitted headbutting a barman in an attack on Boxing Day 2014, and was sentenced to 12 weeks, of which six weeks were custodial.

The 28-year-old is now suing the Ministry of Justice, claiming her status as a woman was ignored when she was sent to prison.

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