Kennedy Holland, a trans woman, spent about five years in Maryland-run jails and prisons. Despite having begun her gender transition at 13 years old, Holland was housed in male facilities or isolated. The experience terrified Holland. She recounted a time when an incarcerated man pulled her into a prison cell and told her he and his cellmate could rape her if they wanted to. “I could go nowhere. I could do nothing,” Holland said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun.