Transgender Convicts Deserve Leniency, Supreme Court Says

Convict receives reduced sentence because he, like all other transgender prisoners, faces solitary confinement.

The Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of a transgender man convicted of robbing a gas station near Eilat citing harsher imprisonment conditions in its decision for leniency. It should be taken into consideration during sentencing that transgender prisoners face solitary confinement to protect them from fellow prisoners, the court said.