Prison Service criticism over trans woman sex assaults
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Prison Service criticised over trans woman sex assaults

A prison reformer says trans people who have committed violent offences against women should not be able to transfer to women's prisons if they have not legally changed their gender.

It follows the case of a transgender inmate - Karen White - who sexually assaulted four fellow prisoners after being sent to a women's prison.

Ms White was on remand for sex offences she had committed as a man, against women, when she told authorities that she now identified as transgender and wanted to go to a women's jail.

  • 10 Sep 2018