Hollyoaks spoilers: Will Sally St Claire be sent to a male prison for attacking Myra McQueen?

From Digitalspy – 14th June 2016

Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace has revealed that her trans character Sally St Claire could be sent to a male prison if she gets sent down for attacking Myra McQueen.

Sally takes centre stage in dramatic scenes next week as she has a heated clash with Myra at Hollyoaks High, which leads to Myra taking a nasty tumble down the stairs.

As Myra is rushed to hospital, the big question on everyone’s lips is whether she fell or whether she was pushed by Sally.

 A horrified Sally is arrested in the aftermath and it seems that her only hope is the support of scheming lawyer James Nightingale, who is recruited by Sally’s son John Paul to take on the case.

Explaining just how serious this could be, Annie told Inside Soap: “Sally doesn’t have a Gender Recognition Certificate, which legally grants trans people the gender they currently possess.

“It can be a brutal process and cost a lot of money, so many people don’t have one. The upshot is that prison service guidelines say that a prisoner should be sent to the appropriate jail according to their legal gender.

“So, without a certificate, Sally could go to a male prison and she’s utterly distraught at the idea. She doesn’t think she could come out the other side alive.”

John Paul’s loyal support towards Sally will shock the rest of the McQueens, who are all much more concerned about Myra’s wellbeing.

Annie added: “[John Paul] quite firmly believes that this is all Myra’s doing – she’s the compensation queen of Chester, after all! So he thinks Myra has planned this herself and it’s gone wrong.

“Plus, he’s come to like and respect Sally and doesn’t for a second believe she could ever push his mum down the stairs. But it causes a rift between him and the McQueens, so he spends the week torn between supporting Sally and facing the opposition of his family.”

Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.