Alan Baker (#1)

Alan Baker #1
Photo: Daily Mail

Alan /Sarah Baker, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was jailed for life in 1998 on an indeterminate sentence with a nine year tariff (though has been in prison for more than 25 years), after trying to kill another prisoner, an alleged child rapist. At the time Baker was serving a jail sentence for the kidnap and torture of a family member (stepmother’s brother). Baker reportedly also has previous convictions for armed robbery and drug dealing.

It was reported in August 2013 that Baker was undergoing surgery to become a trans woman while at HMP Elmley, a local Category B/C men’s prison, before transfer to a women’s prison. Baker was reportedly due a parole hearing in October 2013, aged 43, having been in prison since the age of 19.

In 2014 Baker made an allegation of assault and torture by two prison officers on the way back from an appointment at Charing Cross Hospital’s gender clinic. The prison has denied the claims.

In 2017 Baker published a book entitled Transgender Behind Prison Walls and maintains a Twitter account where ‘all Tweets and replies are sent for & on behalf of Sarah’ and location is given as HMP Lewes (a local men’s prison in Sussex) indicating Baker has not fulfilled criteria to be transferred to a women’s prison..

Not to be confused with Alan Baker #2, another violent male who identifies as a trans woman, who was convicted of murder in 2013.

Media reports:

Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/violent-convict-sex-change-operation-2119490 archive 

Croydon Advertiser http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/murderer-sex-change-serving-life-sentence/story-19604871-detail/story.html#gCJ7ZXLIyFZuteQz.99#

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383992/Violent-inmate-Alan-Baker-given-10-000-sex-change-NHS.html archive 

Croydon Advertiser http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/penpal-serving-life-jail-wants-woman/story-19604873-detail/story.html

Croydon Advertiser (archived) https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-36055872.html