A transgender woman who struck a man over the head with a bottle of sparkling wine has pleaded with a judge not to send her to a men's prison. The accused's lawyer has asked for a reduced sentence to allow her client to serve her sentence at home because she faces great risk of abuse if jailed alongside male inmates. >>>
A Whangarei judge may allow a transgender woman to be sentenced to home detention because of the risk she faces of abuse in prison. Glen Cooper pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding with intent to injure in the Whangarei District Court late last month.