women’s prisons have been women-only for good reason

  1. In the UK – 81% women in prison under an immediate custodial sentence have committed non-violent offences.
  2. In 2009-10, (those born and socialised as) males were perpetrators in 91% of all violent incidents in England and Wales.
  3. Males were responsible for 81% for domestic violence, 86% for assault, 94% for wounding, 96% for mugging, 98% for robbery.
  4. Males were responsible for 98% of sexual offences. Of child sex offenders, 99% were male.
  5. Many males, not just TW, are vulnerable to male violence in prison, many face abuse, violence and are a suicide risk due to sexuality, ethnicity, age etc.
  6. The huge numbers of prisoners who are incarcerated with mental health problems is a far greater issue than that of TW.
  7. How many of those prisoners, including female prisoners, in the general prison population have taken their own life?
  8. Why are TW being regarded as a special risk compared to other vulnerable groups?
  9. Why are violent TW being allowed to be incarcerated with vulnerable women?
  10. The problem of male violence in male prisons is not one to be offloaded onto women.

On the suicide of TW Joanne Latham: This is being used by trans activists to push for TW to be moved to female prisons.

Rather than campaigning for some sort of neutral and safer space for TW, Trans activists are championing violent TW like Latham to be relocated irrespective of the potential threat to female prisoner’s well-being and safety……

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This ignores the rights and humanity of female inmates who are also to be protected from male violence.

statistics on male violence are taken from : http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/nov/25/dangerous-masculinty-everyone-risk

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