Scotland has positioned twelve violent or sexually offending transgender prisoners in girls’s jails over the previous 12 months and a half, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The biologically male transgender prisoners embody just one inmate who has really accomplished gender reassignment surgical procedure, whereas the opposite eleven have merely self-identified as feminine.
The director of the Keep Prisons Single Sex marketing campaign group, Dr Kate Coleman, instructed The Times: “The evidence clearly indicates that where prisoners of the male sex, no matter how they identify, are held in women’s prisons, women in prison are negatively impacted.”
The pitfalls of housing organic males in girls’s prisons have been lengthy demonstrated, with then-President of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists, Dr James Barrett, warning Parliament in 2015 that there’s a “plethora of prison intelligence suggesting” that the “driving force” behind male sexual offenders figuring out as feminine was to “make subsequent sexual offending very much easier”.
One notable case of transgender sexual violence in feminine prisons occurred when convicted rapist Karen White, born Stephen Wood, sexually assaulted a number of feminine inmates after being transferred to a girls’s jail after claiming to be transgender.
In one other instance, a double rapist, Martin Ponting, who later recognized as Jessica Winfield, was compelled into isolation after reportedly sexually harassing feminine inmates on the Bronzefield girls’s jail.
The former governor of the Cornton Vale girls’s jail in Stirling, Rhona Hotchkiss, mentioned: “My experience is that it is always an issue to have trans women in with female prisoners and you have to think beyond the obvious which is physical or sexual threat, which is sometimes an issue, to the very fact of the presence of male-bodied prisoners among vulnerable women causes them distress and consternation.”
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The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is at the moment reviewing the nation’s transgender jail coverage and whether or not the observe of housing organic males in feminine prisons must be stopped.
Until now, the SPS has didn’t seek the advice of with feminine inmates, feminist campaigners, and jail officers, having solely appeared to trans activists and the far-left LGBT marketing campaign group Stonewall as a way to attain the said objective of bettering the “working and living environment by ensuring it is free of any transphobic and homophobic behaviour”.
A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service mentioned that “One of the teams we will probably be significantly eager to seek the advice of is the feminine jail inhabitants, who haven’t been particularly consulted about this earlier than.
“The need for wider consultations has been recognised and the planned consultation will provide an opportunity for a wide range of groups to have input.”
The SPS claimed that the choice to put a transgender prisoner is predicated on particular person threat assessments that contemplate the “risks potentially presented both to and by the individuals.”
Earlier this 12 months, Police Scotland mentioned that suspected rapists and different criminals are allowed to self-identify with the gender of their selecting, saying that the police power is not going to require any proof of an individual’s proclaimed gender apart from “self-declaration”.
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