Daily Archives: October 19th, 2018

Petition the UK government: Review rules that allow male prisoners who identify as female in women’s prisons

This is a petition run via the UK government, if it gets 10,000 signatures they have to acknowledge it and respond to it.

Fair Play For Women is calling for MPs to ensure the relevant prison rules are urgently reviewed, in full consultation with women’s organisations. Prison guidance PSI-17/2016 allows male prisoners who identity as female to be moved to a female prison at the discretion of a Transgender Case Board.

No women’s organisations were consulted when the prison rules were updated in 2016. The effect on female prisoners has not been adequately assessed. Current rules are not fit for purpose and must be urgently reviewed.