Judge credits killer for tough jail time she experienced as transgender woman
A Toronto judge has given a convicted killer enhanced credit for pretrial custody because of the hardships she faced as the first transgender woman held at the all-male Toronto South Detention Centre.
On Tuesday, Superior Court Justice Robert Clark sentenced sex worker Moka Dawkins to eight years in prison for fatally stabbing Jamie Foster, 27, in his downtown apartment Aug. 3, 2015. Dawkins, who was tried as a man under her birth name, described the challenges of being locked up in an all-male facility, where she chose to go rather than be forced into segregation in a women’s institution because she has not fully transitioned.
The judge said because of the harsh conditions he would credit her two days for every one served pretrial. That brings her time served to six-and-a-half years — leaving 18 months left in jail. More at thestar.com/gta
Moka Dawkins has 18 months remaining to serve for killing Jamie Foster.