Shelley Lee Williams (New Zealand)

A transgender Oamaru woman will serve a jail sentence in a men’s prison, despite a request for home detention. Shelley Lee Williams, 37, of Oamaru, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty in the Oamaru District Court to three charges of assault.  Williams’ lawyer said it would be difficult for Williams to serve her sentence in a men’s jail and detrimental to her rehabilitation. The judge accepted imprisonment was a “harsh” sentence for Williams, but with violence convictions in 2000, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the judge ruled prison was appropriate.

Transgender woman sentenced to men’s prison – National – NZ Herald News.

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