For the first time in the province's history, a transgender inmate in British Columbia has been sent to a facility that corresponds with her gender.
In a letter, Sawyer told the Straight she was "ecstatic" when she heard the news she'd be transferring.
B.C.'s current Adult Custody policy states that trans inmates can only be housed with their own gender if they've undergone surgical changes, which Sawyer has not. But the rules are changing.
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