Why are we placing high-risk trans sex offenders in women’s prisons?

May 11, 2020 by

by Julie Bindel, UnHerd: Female prisoners are some of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised women on the planet. Most have suffered some type of male violence and end up in prison as a result of chaotic behaviour and substance abuse, which stems from childhood sexual abuse and neglect. Disproportionate numbers have been through the care system. The women’s estate is the poor relative of the men’s, with far fewer resources. Why was the first dedicated wing set up to contain high-risk sex...

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Transgender inmates have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail

May 10, 2020 by

by Martin Beckford, Mailonline: Despite the risks, male-born trans convicts are still allowed to move into women’s prisons. Transgender prisoners have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail, it can be revealed today. Official figures show for the first time the true scale of offending by criminals who were born male but were allowed to move into female jails after changing gender. Yet despite the risks, prison governors are still allowing trans inmates to move into the jails....

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What Belmarsh taught me about lockdown

Apr 17, 2020 by

by Jonathan Aitken, UnHerd: Lockdown can be hard. We are not used to being confined and forbidden to socialise. After more than three weeks of it, and with at least three more to come, the strains are showing in us all. But I know that this sort of isolation can offer a way to a new happiness if you are able to prepare, schedule, self-discipline, train, innovate and surrender. The process is challenging before it becomes satisfying. Yet, in time, the discoveries of an isolationist journey can...

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Female prison officers have been raped by inmates who self-identify as trans women

Apr 13, 2020 by

by Glen Owen, Mailonline: Female prison officers have been raped by male-bodied inmates who self-identify as trans women, a former Minister has revealed. The disclosure was made by Rory Stewart, the ex-Tory Cabinet Minister who oversaw prisons in 2018 and 2019 and who is now running as an independent candidate for Mayor of London. It will fuel questions about policies that have allowed criminals with male bodies to describe themselves as female and demand to be housed in women’s prisons....

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How to tackle the Islamisation of prisons

Feb 24, 2020 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Recent terror attacks by former prisoners and the first terrorist attack inside a prison have served to highlight once again the problem of the Islamisation of our prisons. It appears that the government has no clear idea what to do. High portion of Muslim prisoners The latest prison population statistics show that 16.1% of the prison population is Muslim, up from 12% in 2009. This compares with around 5.6% of the UK population who identify as Muslim. As of...

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How to tackle the Islamisation of prisons

Feb 13, 2020 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Recent terror attacks by former prisoners and the first terrorist attack inside a prison have served to highlight once again the problem of the Islamisation of our prisons. It appears that the government has no clear idea what to do. High portion of Muslim prisoners The latest prison population statistics show that 16.1% of the prison population is Muslim, up from 12% in 2009. This compares with around 5.6% of the UK population who identify as Muslim. As of...

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