BY LUCIEN MAE
CeCe McDonald, who pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge after an altercation following a racist and transphobic attack outside a Minneapolis bar in 2011, was released on parole from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, an all-male prison where she served two-thirds of her sentence, on Monday, January 13. She has asked to be granted a few days of peace and reconnection with her friends and family before she will release a public statement, according to her blog.
Her sentencing caused an uproar in the LGBTQ community, which sees her case as an example of a transgender woman who is forced to serve time for defending herself in a transphobic attack.
After serving two-thirds of her forty-one month sentence in a male prison facility, McDonald was released Monday, January 13, and was greeted by fellow activist Laverne Cox, who is currently working on a documentary about her case, “FREE CeCe.”
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