A transgender woman accused of two rapes will serve time in a men’s prison in Scotland

Bryson Island is a Scottish transsexual woman aaccused of raping two women in 2016 and 2019, when she was still was visible as a man.

Once she was arrested and before the trial began, Bryson began her transition to a woman, for which she has been tried as such and transferred to a jail along with other inmates. However, this situation It has generated great controversy in the British country.

Last Tuesday she was sent to the Cornton Vale prison, to an isolation cell. Scottish prison law is clear and says that any transgender person will go to a center that matches their identified gender. Although it also indicates, on the other hand, that each case can be studied individually. And it is precisely in this section on which the controversy revolves, since this prisoner she is considered a danger to the safety of other women.

The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has ordered Bryson’s transfer to a men’s prison. “Given the understandable public and parliamentary concern in this case, I can confirm to Parliament that this prisoner will not be incarcerated in Cornton Vale Women’s Prison“, he stated. The transfer became effective this Thursday.

Source: Lasexta

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