Trans Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Men’s Prison | When CeCe McDonald and a group of her black friends were accosted and physically attacked by several white individuals, including having a cocktail glass smashed in her face that cut through her cheek, she chose to defend herself. At the end of the fight, the white man was dead, and McDonald was arrested for stabbing him. She accepted a deal, pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Yesterday, she was sentenced to 41 months, and at least initially, she will serve in a men’s prison. At some point, the state will make its own determination of her gender through some form of “physical and psychological evaluation.” Given trans women are 13 times more likely to be sexually assaulted in prison, this sentencing is truly cruel, and the impending evaluation could be unnecessarily invasive, as well.