Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

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Jul 28, 1:57 AM (ET)
By JENNY BARCHFIELD

 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.

But her identification card said she was a man.

The transgender 29-year-old was sent to a prison for men in Rio de Janeiro where, she says, she was stripped of her female name and shorn of her long locks and dignity.

 

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150728/lt--brazil-transgender_prisoners-f6855214a2.html

 

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