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 2008 on an indeterminate sentence, for trying to kill another inmate, an alleged child rapist. At the time Baker was serving a jail sentence for the kidnap and torture of his stepmother’s brother.

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, when he was 43, having been in prison since he was 19 years old.

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.

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

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

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