The number of female transgender prisoners placed in women’s prisons in Scotland has surpassed England and Wales after rapist Isla Bryson was convicted yesterday, MailOnline believes.
The former DJ, 31, has joined transgender paedophile Katie Dolatowski at Cornton Vale women’s jail in Stirlingshire after being found guilty of two rapes at GlasgowHigh Court.
According to a recent report published by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), there were 11 trans women and five trans men in Scottish prisons at the end of June 2022.
Of the 11 trans women, six were held in men’s prisons and five were held in women’s prisons. If the figures remain the same today, Bryson and Dolatowski would take that to seven trans women in women’s prisons – more than the six in England and Wales cited in a recent Ministry of Justice report.
Bryson, who was Adam Graham when carrying out the violent sex attacks in 2016 and 2019, began transitioning after being charged by police. New figures emerged today revealing eight other male and female trans criminals in Scotland did the same after being convicted or remanded in custody.
Recent analysis by the Policy Exchange think-tank has warned that ‘it is not inconceivable that a man with no trans identity would make a strategic decision to change legal sex in order to move prisons’ simply because they wanted to ‘get out of the harsh, and often dangerous, context of a male prison’.
Clydebank rapist Bryson is in the segregation unit at Cornton Vale for up to a month before being sentenced.
In 2019 transgender prisoner Paris Green, who was ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years in prison for murder, began her sentence at Cornton Vale but was moved after reports about having sex with female prisoners in the cells.
Green, who was born Peter Laing, was moved to the women’s wing at HMP Edinburgh while waiting for gender reassignment surgery.
Earlier this week serial rapist Jonathon Mallon, 40, reportedly declared that he now wants to be called Charlene and told inmates that he hopes to me moved into a Scottish women’s jail by Easter.
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