Transgender woman at male prison did not mean to kill herself, jury finds


Vikki Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell at HMP Leeds after warning people she would ‘leave in a box’

A transgender woman found dead in a male prison did not mean to kill herself and should not have been held in a female jail, a jury has concluded.

Vikki Thompson, a vulnerable 21-year-old who had grown up in and out of care in Keighley, West Yorkshire, was found hanged in her cell in the dark at HMP Leeds on 13 November 2015 after warning several people on her way to jail that she would “leave in a box”, Wakefield coroner’s court heard.

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May 19th, 2017 by