The Case of Prison Transition

Disclaimer: The purpose of this site is simply to document. This site does not encourage or condone discrimination against trans men and women. It is in no way intended to demonize trans men and trans women any more than reporting on any other types of violence demonize women or men. Presentation of research data is simply that, presentation of research data.

With the rise of gender identity anti-discrimination laws, many male prisoners are seeking transition. It remains unclear whether some cases represent a legitimate medical need or simply a desire for special treatment or placement in a women’s prison.

The British Association of Gender Identity Specialists has raised concerns over the “ever-increasing tide of referrals of patients in prison serving long or indeterminate sentences for serious sexual offences,stating that these “vastly outnumber the number of prisoners incarcerated for more ordinary, non-sexual, offences.”

Numerous prisoners on this list have pursued both government funded sex change and placement in women’s facilities.


James Randall Smith – kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Convicted-Rapist-Sues-NJ-Prisons-Over-Sex-Change-Surgery-101804328.html

Wolfgang “Beate” Schmidt – serial rapist/murderer, rape and murder of 5 women, murder of 3 month old baby, attempted rape/murder of 12 year old girl, repeated offenses after incarceration including murder while using visitation and rape of other prisoners: http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/schmidt-wolfgang.htm, http://www.welt.de/vermischtes/weltgeschehen/article118105840/Der-Serienkiller-darf-sich-ein-bisschen-frei-bewegen.html

Rodney Quine/Shiloh Quine – murder, kidnapping and robbery: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-inmate-transgender-20150810-story.html

Robert Hilton/Rebecca Hilton – murder: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jailed-as-a-man-released-as-a-woman-robert-hilton-becomes-rebecca-hilton-in-prison-8496049.html

Richard Masbruch – serial rapist, multiple complaints from female inmates: https://archive.is/0MpQX#selection-1223.0-1223.16

Paul Luckman/Nicole Louise Pearce – kidnapping, torture and rape of 13 year old boy: http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/luckman-paul.htm

Ronny Edward Darnell – repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl: http://newsok.com/rapist-wants-oklahoma-corrections-department-to-pay-for-female-hormones/article/3755617

Michelle Kosilek – killed his wife by nearly decapitating her with a piano wire: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/judge-orders-sex-change-massachusetts-murder-convict-article-1.1151596

Dillon Andrew Shadle/Riley Nicole Shadle – originally charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child, 31 counts of visual depictions exploiting children and 27 counts of possession of child pornography: https://archive.is/ugUWA

Bradley Manning/Chelsea Manning – convicted on violations of the Espionage Act (WikiLeaks): http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52822755#52822755

Ronald “Erika” Hood – registered sex offender, child rapist/viewer of child pornography: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/crime/transgender-womans-case-could-change-how-florida-treats-dangerous-sexual-predators-ep-960229271-335590221.html

Vance Egglestone/Shauna Taylor – serial rapist of women charged with aggravated sexual assault, forcible confinement and choking: http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/03/14/8744921-sun.html

James Elliot Wolfe/Jessica Elaine Wolfe – rape of an 8 year old girl: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2002&dat=20030623&id=Eh4vAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h9sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1419,6081889&hl=en

Mark Brooks/Jessica Brooks – murder of university student who stopped to help what he thought was a stranded motorist: https://genderidentitywatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/court_s-insult-to-victim_s-mom-_-new-york-post.pdf

Paul Deyner – serial killer who stabbed and slashed to death 3 young women because he “hates women in general”: http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/denyer-paul.htm

John Pilley/Jane Anne Pilley – kidnapping and attempted murder of a female taxi driver: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2014/09/14/john-pilley-uk/

David Cross/Kelly Denise Richards – armed robbery: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/armed-robber-has-sex-change-1.1110904

Geoffrey Ian Websdale/Michelle Websdale – shooting a girl who rejected him, killing two others and rendering another young man a quadriplegic: http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/744924/victims-shocked-as-sex-change-killer-granted-parole/

Leslie “Krista” Richards – unknown, offenses have been suppressed: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/news/sex-change-inmate-leslie-krista-richard-pleads-let-me-wear-womens-clothes/story-e6frg6p6-1226167676553

Donald Geoffrey McPherson/Kimmie McPherson – murder: http://www.news.com.au/national/call-me-michelle-the-killers-who-become-women-behind-bars/story-e6frfkp9-1226615750377

Keith “Rebecca” Elmore – sex offender with cannibalistic fantasies about killing and eating women, kidnapped and sexually assaulted a coworker’s wife: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2013/10/30/hank-pollock-and-keith-rebecca-elmore-usa/

Jaris Lovado/Bianca Sawyer – robbery, possession of stolen property and fraud: http://infotel.ca/newsitem/transgender-inmate-transferred-from-all-male-kamloops-jail-to-female-correctional-centre/it24742

David Megarry Jr/Sandy Jo Battista – raped a 10 year old girl: http://web.archive.org/web/20121130115655/http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/news/x1128483352

Edward “Toni” Brunetta/Aja Kennedy – check fraud, embezzling: http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150205/NEWS/150209502/101019/NEWS?rssfeed=true

Robert Floyd Brown Jr/Alicia Jade Brown – producing, possessing, and transporting pornography of 10-15 year old boys: http://www.wtvy.com/news/headlines/6777352.html

Richard Speck – systematic rape and murder of 8 nursing students: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2012/04/09/the-true-story-of-richard-speck-mad-mens-mass-murderer

Katherine Anne Johnson – murder: http://www.abbynews.com/news/257196361.html

Alan M.Outman/Sara Outman – sexual abuse and murder of a 21 year old man: http://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/other-courts/2015/2015-ny-slip-op-25322.html

Sydney Sezer/Lisa Summers – repeatedly molested a 13 year old girl for almost a year: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Man-raising-money-for-gender-reassignment-is-convicted-child-molester-230209091.html

James Joseph Allard/Jennifer Katherine Allard – child rapist: http://www.americansexoffenders.com/SexOffenders/California/SexOffender.aspx?oid=149671

Andrew Reid – beat and murdered man then made a woman look at him: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2013/12/03/reid-v-kelly-usa/

Maikobi Shawn Burks/Mia Kobi-Burks – murdered his mother, father and sister in 1993, found not guilty by reason of insanity: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2013/12/09/maikobi-shawn-burks-v-elgin-mental-health-center-usa/

William Karl Olsen – serial child rapist: http://genderidentitywatch.com/tag/william-karl-olsen/

Wesley Ross Mullins/Dezeray Marie Roblero-Barrios – molested a 6 year old boy in a Kmart bathroom, admitted previously molesting 4 other children: http://www.wctrib.com/content/court-keeps-sex-offender-committed

Alan Baker/Sarah Baker – kidnapped and tortured his step-mother’s brother, attempted to kill another inmate: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383992/Violent-inmate-Alan-Baker-given-10-000-sex-change-NHS.html

Teresa Brugliera – serving a life sentence: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2013/12/28/teresa-brugliera-v-doc-usa/

Curtis Gene Copeland – registered sex offender, exposed himself to a girl: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2014/03/01/copeland-v-ferrell-usa/

Seth “Venus” Rountree – murder: http://www.lifeofthelaw.org/2014/01/being-transgender-in-san-quentin-prison-an-inside-report/

Charles Norwood – battery: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2013/08/01/norwood-v-tobiasz-usa/

Thomas Lamb – convicted rapist, murderer and kidnapper: http://nametheproblem.com/2013/12/28/thomas-lamb/

Louis Massei/Lisa Massei – convicted of the kidnapping, gang rape and sodomy of a 16 year old girl: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/N-Y-sex-criminals-sue-Pataki-over-psych-transfers-4678371.php

William Gray – murdered two women, wife and her friend: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/oct/07/justices-uphold-idaho-murder-conviction-life/

Craig Hudson/Kimberley Green – imprisoned, tortured and killed his wife, wrapped her body in a carpet and dumped it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2530101/Killer-tortured-killed-wife-gets-legal-aid-fight-wear-wig-prison.html

Lamar McQueen – murder: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2015/07/24/mcqueen-v-brown-et-al-usa/

Philip Walker Rosati/Mia Rosati – murdered wife: http://gaycitynews.nyc/trans-inmates-sex-reassignment-suit-revived/

 

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