Vikki Thompson, 21, died in Nov 2015 in her cell, notwithstanding being on one hour self-murder watch in a exposed prisoners’ wing of a all-male prison.
The inquisition listened justification that she might not have realised how fast she could turn unconscious.
Ms Thompson, who had a story of obsession and mental health issues, had lived as a lady given her propagandize days though had not taken stairs to have her gender recognized in law.
The 3 week inquisition listened opposing justification about her eagerness to be sent to a masculine jail following a crack of conditions imposed for a shoplifting offence.
In a created account conclusion, a jury, that had been educated to answer specific questions by Wakefield Coroner Jonathan Leach, pronounced Leeds Prison “was a right one for Vikki.”
But they were neatly vicious of a government of her caring as a transgender lady during a Leeds jail, observant she had been let down “throughout her pell-mell life” by a NHS, a Prison Service, and her family.
In a statement, her family’s lawyer, Philip Goldberg, pronounced she was one of 3 transgender women to die within a masculine jail estate in a past 18 months.
“Vikki’s mom stays deeply unsettled by a detriment of her daughter. Yet hopes that if any good is to come of her death, it’s that a Ministry of Justice also undertakes a finish renovate of HMP Leeds,” he said.