Some good news for a change: the UK Justice Secretary, Keith Brown, has announced “a new policy framework which would ban all transgender women prisoners from women’s prisons if they have either intact male genitals or if they have been convicted of a sex crime.”
Justice is finally being done and women’s rights are finally being protected. It’s a shame that so many victims had to pay the price so that British authorities would admit the obvious. Let’s hope that this precedent-setting decision to pursue a new policy framework will be fruitful, and will continue to encourage common sense measures to protect the rights of women and girls everywhere, not only in prisons. The aggressive trans agenda has swiftly eroded the rights of people everywhere, including the religious right to oppose the trans agenda, the rights of women and girls, parental rights, childrens’ rights, and even employee rights.
“Transgender prisoners: What are the facts in the UK jails?,” by Hamish Morrison, The National, January 31, 2023:
TWO high-profile criminal cases have sparked outrage in Scotland in the aftermath of the SNP’s attempted transgender law reforms.
One featured a double rapist who now identifies as a woman being held in segregation at a woman’s prison near Stirling and another involved a dangerous prisoner who stalked a child and who requested a move to a female jail.
But what are the facts on who gets sent to which prisons in the UK?
In the wake of the furore over the Isla Bryson case, Justice Secretary Keith Brown announced no transgender prisoners would be moved to a female prison in Scotland while the prison service conducted a review of its policies around the practice.
He later said it was his belief no trans women housed in male prisons had been convicted of violence against women.
Bryson is currently imprisoned at HMP Edinburgh, a men’s jail. Tiffany Scott, who was convicted of stalking a 13-year-old girl while living as a man called Andrew Burns, has applied to be moved from HMP Low Moss to a woman’s prison. Brown said no decision had been taken on Scott’s case as yet – despite The Scottish Sun reporting the request had been blocked.
Figures reported by the BBC from the Scottish Prison Service, showed there were 15 transgender prisoners in the country. Of these, one trans man was held in a male prison while three were held in a women’s prison. There were six trans women in men’s prisons and five living in women’s prisons, the data showed.
In England and Wales
Under reforms trailed in October and finalised last week, the UK Justice Secretary announced a new policy framework which would ban all transgender women prisoners from women’s prisons if they have either intact male genitals or if they have been convicted of a sex crime…..