Mary, who did not want her real name to be printed, told news.com.au: “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.”
The transgender prisoner had breasts but had not yet had gender reassignment surgery when she was jailed. She told how she not once wanted to have sex with any of the prisoners, but did so to avoid being subjected to horrific beatings. After trying to escape from prison three times, Mary was labelled a high risk prisoner, she added: “This meant I would serve all my time in maximum security with the most violent prisoners,” she said.
Mary continued: “Each time I said no and tried to push them away, they just force you and it’s not just one or two people, there’s a bunch of them.” The ex-con also told how when she arrived at prison an inmate cut her hair short in the style of a man's. She also began to grow back facial hair because was she denied her hormones by prison officers.
Another transgender inmate who Mary served time alongside was also subjected to horrific rapes in prison. Mary said: “She was eventually released but was arrested for breaching parole and she hung herself so she didn’t have to go back to prison.”