Transgender prisoner attacked guards after razors were taken away meaning she could not shave
The photo of child rapist Mark Walker, now known as Marcia Walker, was first jailed as a man for 13 years in 2003 for two rapes against girls under the age of 16
A transgender inmate in a maximum security prison attacked a guard after her razors were removed, meaning she could no longer shave, a court heard.
Marcia Walker, 47, a child rapist formerly known as Mark Walker is legally recognized as female by prison authorities but has long been in a dispute over access to gender realignment surgery.
Durham Crown Court has been told how angry Walker reacted when prison officials from Frankland Prison objected to their razor blades.
Walker claimed to be unable to shave, which made her gender dysphoria worse, and when prison officers walked into her cell, Walker spat at one and said, "I have Covid."
During the same incident, Walker threatened to kill the prison administrator, Michael Roachford, and threaten another inmate.
The court heard that Walker was already angry that copies of National Geographic magazine - sent to jail by a charity - had been confiscated from her cell for containing pictures of naked children.
During the interview, Walker had insisted that she had no sexual interest in the pictures in the magazine, adding, "You can't take my razors away from me."
In a statement read in court, Mr. Roachford described Walker as "a white transgender inmate legally recognized as female".
He said, “In my role as custody manager, I shouldn't expect threats to kill me. Marcia has made threats in the past. "
Fiona Lamb said mitigatingly: “The defendant had a rather unpleasant experience in custody. I'm sure no one is enjoying it, but due to the personal circumstances of the defendants, it has been very difficult for them. "
Walker, who appeared on the videolink, admitted assaulting a prison officer, threatened to kill Mr. Roachford and his fellow inmate Liam Edwards, and violated a sexual harm prevention order.
Judge Ray Singh, who convicted Walker, said he had "real concerns" about their release into the community but also admitted that there were problems with their continued incarceration within the prison system.
However, he said he was "taking a chance" on her, imposing consecutive three-month sentences for all offenses, a total of 15 months, two years suspended, with 30 days of rehab activity on probation.
Walker is also subject to supervision after the sentence.
The court was told that the Kent Police, their original managers of offenders, will move them to an agreed accommodation facility in Guildford, Surrey, from the first offense in 2003.
She will be released from Durham Prison, where she will be held in custody for the next 24 hours.
Judge Singh added that any violations would bring them back before him and he would activate the full 15 months.
Walker told him she wouldn't hurt and added, "You have my word on it".
Walker was first jailed as a man for 13 years in 2003 for raping two girls under the age of 16, one of which was only four years old. In addition, indecent photos of children were taken ten times, indecent photos of children seven times and indecent photos of children distributed twice.
In 2012, Walker was detained for an additional six months for alleging a bomb had been sent into the home of then Home Secretary Theresa May.
In 2017, Walker received another jail sentence for bomb threats at Long Lartin Prison, where she was held at the time.
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