Sarah Jane Baker Freed From Prison

On the 30th of May, What The Trans?! has been told by Sarah Jane Baker and her partner Anita that Sarah has now been freed from HM Prison of Isle of Wight following a probation hearing in March this year. 

This was following news back in November that Sarah’s Oestrogen treatment had been fully halted. The prison reported that it was “a temporary measure while the healthcare team fulfils their duty of care to ensure that the benefits of any drugs we prescribe outweigh any risks”.

The recall to prison was after an incident on the 8th July 2023 at London Trans Pride where Sarah was filmed saying “If you see a TERF, punch them in the fucking face”. After a meeting with the probation office, it was decided that Sarah would not be taken into custody. Following the incident, the then-Home Secretary Suella Braverman tweeted: “I’m sure the police will consider the evidence carefully”. Sarah was then arrested at her home on July 12th and imprisoned. 

After almost a year, a nearly £7000 crowdfunder for legal fees and multiple protests and court appearances from the Free Sarah Jane Baker campaign, it has now been announced that Sarah is to be freed. 

More to follow.