- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon inmate arrested last week in Wyoming for bank robbery was in a documentary on transgender prisoners a decade ago.

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported Monday (https://bit.ly/2a9De6B) that Linda Patricia Thompson was featured a film called “Cruel and Unusual” that documents the lives of transgender inmates.

Thompson was arrested on July 27 after police say she robbed a US Bank in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and then threw the money in the air.

The 59-year-old was at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, for a robbery conviction until her June release.

She told Wyoming officials she’d been beaten up and didn’t want to stay on the streets.

In the film, Thompson says that she severed her testicles with a razor blade while in an Idaho prison.


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