Read our response to the Women and Equalities Committee consultation on the reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
To those who believe that transwomen are women, the answer is simple: transwomen must serve custodial sentences in the female prison estate.
If you are reading this, you probably already know at least some of the facts about women in prison.
‘Female prisoners must not share the same accommodation as male prisoners’.
In April 2012 the Scottish Government published Commission on Women Offenders, by Dame Elish Angiolini, setting out a series of practical recommendations to help improve the outcomes for women in the criminal justice system.
“They’re going grey in the face and are constantly tired and worn out. They haven’t had any sunlight.”
After the drama and toxicity of the transgender debate, yesterday was something of welcome anticlimax.
We have been working to encourage calm, respectful dialogue and discussion on the practical challenges of housing transgender individuals in the prison system.
The management of offenders is difficult at the best of times, but Prison Service policy has been severely tested by the growing number of transgender-identified prisoners.
We are saddened to announce that the conference, Prison Abolition in the UK, planned for 23 and 24 May, has been cancelled.
Unfortunately, one of our conference partners has, in recent weeks, been subjected to concerted pressure by those intent on disrupting the conference. In the circumstances, they felt they had no option but to pull out.
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