Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox has frequently spoken out about the case of CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was controversially sentenced to 41 months in prison for second degree manslaughter after allegedly defending herself against a racist and transphobic attack.
Today, McDonald was freed from prison almost one year before her expected release date. Look who were was there to pick her up after being released...
Cece McDonald is out of prison today. Wishing her the very best. pic.twitter.com/Gz7jt37Z4S
— Prison Culture (@prisonculture) January 13, 2014
None other than Laverne, herself!
Cox is also currently working on a documentary titled "Free CeCe" in order to heighten visibility and awareness surrounding McDonald's case, her experiences while incarcerated in a men's prison and the larger implications of her case for the transgender community. Head here for more information.