Convicted serial killer Donald “Donna” Perry, now serving time in a women’s prison
On Friday, the Trump administration issued changes to controversial Obama-era guidance on placement of transgender prisoners. Previous guidance prioritized the sexual rights of male offenders, allowing them to “identify as” female and be transferred to the female division, eliminating women’s longstanding international human rights to be incarcerated separately from males.
The new changes reestablish the sex-based rights of female prisoners to be housed in separate accommodations from males when confined by the state. Women’s basic rights to privacy from male inmates in vulnerable conditions of incarceration including sleeping, showering, and toileting were also acknowledged.
The Female Offender Branch of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which is tasked with implementing transgender policies, was re-named the “Women and Special Populations Branch”.
The agency will now use biological sex, not an inmate’s declared gender feelings, as the initial determination for…
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