If men claiming to be women were a normal and healthy group, it would make sense that the criminal population would be randomly distributed across different sectors, e.g. embezzlers, hit-and-run drivers, muggers, cigarette smugglers, and mass shooters. Instead, this seems like an oddly selective category.
A little more than half of the men housed in Wisconsin Department of Corrections facilities who identify as transgender women have been convicted of at least one count of sexual assault or sexual abuse.
Isla Bryson, who transitioned from a man to a woman while awaiting trial for raping two women in 2016 and 2019, was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison in Scotland. The case sparked a heated debate as Bryson was briefly placed in an all-women’s prison before being moved to a men’s facility amid a public outcry.
Women were ‘not at risk of harm’ when a transgender double rapist was placed in a female-only prison, a review has concluded.
But beyond the anecdotal, there’s been a consistent pattern in the numbers like the ones out of Wisconsin.
Or this one out of the UK.
Some 97 of the 230 inmates – 42 per cent – living under a different gender identity are in jail for sex crimes. They include 44 jailed for rape and 14 who forced under-age children into sexual activity.
Another 11 were convicted of sexual assault and seven for possessing or making child abuse images.
And this one out of Canada.
A shocking new Correctional Service of Canada study has revealed that 44% of male-to-female transgender inmates are behind bars for sexual offences.
And this one out of the U.S. federal system.
Data obtained from the Bureau of Prisons has revealed that almost 50% of trans-identified male inmates are in custody for sex offences, compared to just 11% of the general male population.
The breakdown of trans-identified criminals was sectioned into two categories – one for male-to-female transgenders and one for female-to-male. According to the document, 48.47% of biological male inmates identifying as women are in federal custody for sex offences, compared to just 4.71% of biological females identifying as men, and 11.2% of the non-transgender male population of federal inmates in general.
There’s a consistent pattern here. From America to Canada to the UK. Or a long list of serial killers.
The case being made by groups like Keep Prisons Single Sex is pretty straightforward and it’s about protecting women in prison from being housed with a population that is disproportionally likely to have engaged in sex crimes. But there’s a larger conversation that we need to be having beyond that about society and morality. And the cost of pretending that black is white and white is black.