Trans inmates with history of violence against women to be mostly kept out of female Scottish jails

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Guidance says any transgender woman with history of violence against females who is assessed as risk will not go to a women’s prison

Transgender inmates with a history of violence against women will not be housed in female prisons in Scotland except in “exceptional circumstances”.

The long-awaited Scottish Prison Service policy review was prompted by the public outcry after a newly convicted transgender woman, Isla Bryson – who committed two rapes while living as a man, Adam Graham – was initially sent to the women-only prison Cornton Vale in January for assessment.

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