A trans woman who was wrongly placed in a male prison has said how she was raped daily, accounting up to over 2000 incidents.
The woman who did not want to be named has spoke to News.com.au, was incarcerated in prisons all over Australia and said the abuse happened in every one of them.
During her time there, the woman had begun to undergo surgery, having breasts implanted but genital rearrangement still to happen. She has said,
“You are basically set upon with conversations about being protected in return for sex.
“They are either trying to manipulate you or threaten you into some sort of sexual contact and then, once you perform the requested threat of sex, you are then an easy target as others want their share of sex with you, which is more like rape than consensual sex.
“It makes you feel sick but you have no way of defending yourself.
“It was rape and yes I was flogged and bashed to the point where I knew I had to do it in order to survive, but survival was basically for other prisoners’ pleasure.
“It was hell on earth, it was as if I died and this was my punishment.
“I don’t have a relationship and I don’t trust men and never will ever again in my life — I’ve not had a relationship since prison.
“I look like a woman and I think if a transgender person is genuine and they are living as the opposite sex, then they should be housed in a female prison, even if you’re in a wing on your own.
“You shouldn’t be subjected to sexual assault. You are serving a punishment for an error you made in your life.”
Over the course of her 4 year sentence, she had said she was raped over 2000 times and it was sure to happen daily.