Category: women’s prisons

More cases of prison transition and violations of women’s rights

Man murders women in “burglary gone bad,” is sentenced to life in prison in 1987, becomes trans in 2008, receives hormones, but remains pre-op in male prison, now seeks transfer to women’s prison and change of Canadian policies to accommodate pre-op transgender persons, which is already currently happening.

The claims state experiencing violence, but name no perpetrators and also interestingly state:

Worse than the harassment, fear, and threats of physical violence, the affidavit continues, is the pain Bilyk feels when someone fails to acknowledge her as a woman.

“Now, staff usually use female pronouns, but sometimes I am still referred to as a man,” it reads. “It makes me want to cry and scream.”

Despite numerous voiced concerns from feminists and gender identity specialists alike, multiple prisons in Canada are changing their policies to accommodate pre-op trans women.

In January, Ontario’s provincial prison system became the first in Canada to make it official policy to place pre-op transgender inmates in facilities based on their gender identities.

On Nov. 15, B.C. became the second.

Now, representatives for the governments of Alberta and the Yukon Territories say their correctional systems are revising policies for transgender inmates to follow Ontario’s lead.

Trans woman Bianca Sawer is the first transgender person to be transferred from a male facility to a female facility. In a remarkable display of cognitive dissonance and inability to recognize herself imposing the same harm she felt in a male prison she notes:

“It was a calming euphoria,” she said [regarding her relief upon arriving at Alouette Correctional Centre, a provincial prison for women].

Sawyer contrasted that feeling to years spent in prisons where she was constantly surrounded by male prisoners.

Women and girls deserve this same “calming euphoria.” The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Treatment of Prisoners are very clear in separation based on sex:

Separation of categories

8. The different categories of prisoners shall be kept in separate institutions or parts of institutions taking account of their sex, age, criminal record, the legal reason for their detention and the necessities of their treatment. Thus,

( a ) Men and women shall so far as possible be detained in separate institutions; in an institution which receives both men and women the whole of the premises allocated to women shall be entirely separate

In the interest of safety, health and concerns separate facilities would be better suited for all involved. Male persons, including trans women, should not be housed in female facilities.

via http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/13/living-nightmare-for-transgender-inmate-at-all-male-prison.html

Read the UN Minimum Standards at https://www.unodc.org/pdf/criminal_justice/UN_Standard_Minimum_Rules_for_the_Treatment_of_Prisoners.pdf

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Sex Reassignment Surgery and Women’s Prisons

Disclaimer: The purpose of this site is simply to document. This site does not encourage or condone discrimination against trans men and women. It is in no way intended to demonize trans men and trans women any more than reporting on any other types of violence demonize women or men. Presentation of research data is simply that, presentation of research data.

The following is a list of trans women who are seeking sex reassignment surgery, have been granted sex reassignment surgery and trans women who have been placed in women’s prisons. There will be some overlap between lists. Not all trans women who have been placed in women’s prisons have undergone sex reassignment surgery. Therefore, the categories interested in relocation, pre-op, post-op and granted sex reassignment surgery, but awaiting placement have been used.


Seeking or granted sex reassignment surgery:

James Randall Smith – kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Convicted-Rapist-Sues-NJ-Prisons-Over-Sex-Change-Surgery-101804328.htm

Luis Morales/Synthia China-Blast – rape and murder of a teen girl: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2014/08/24/synthia-china-blast-srlp-lavernecox-usa/

Wolfgang “Beate” Schmidt – serial rapist and murderer: http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/schmidt-wolfgang.htm & http://www.welt.de/vermischtes/weltgeschehen/article118105840/Der-Serienkiller-darf-sich-ein-bisschen-frei-bewegen.html

Rodney Quine/Shiloh Quine – murder, kidnapping and robbery: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-inmate-transgender-20150810-story.html

Jeffrey Bryan Norsworthy/Michelle-Lael Norsworthy – murder: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3187713/Governor-weighs-parole-transgender-California-inmate.html

Steve “Nikkas” Alamillo – murder: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/20/local/la-me-prisons-transgender-20110420

Lyralisa Stevens – killing a San Bernardino County woman with a shotgun in a dispute over clothes: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/06/06/convicted-murderer-wants-california-to-pay-for-sex-change/

Noel Crompton/Maddison Hall – murder of a 28 year old hitchhiker, charged with rape after he was moved to a women’s facility: http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hall-maddison.htm

Michelle Kosilek – killed his wife by nearly decapitating her with a piano wire: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/judge-orders-sex-change-massachusetts-murder-convict-article-1.1151596

Dillon Andrew Shadle/Riley Nicole Shadle – sexual assault of a child: https://archive.is/ugUWA

Peter Laing/Paris Green – beat, tortured and murdered a man, moved to another women’s prison after having sexual relations with female inmates: https://genderidentitywatch.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/54-years-for-trio-who-tortured-victim-to-death-the-scotsman.pdf

Vance Egglestone/Shauna Taylor – serial rapist: http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/03/14/8744921-sun.html

James Elliot Wolfe/Jessica Elaine Wolfe – child rapist: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2002&dat=20030623&id=Eh4vAAAAIBAJ&sjid=h9sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1419,6081889&hl=en

Mark Brooks/Jessica Brooks – murder: https://genderidentitywatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/court_s-insult-to-victim_s-mom-_-new-york-post.pdf

Paul Deyner – serial killer: http://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/denyer-paul.htm

John Pilley/Jane Anne Pilley – kidnapping and attempted murder: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2014/09/14/john-pilley-uk/

David Cross/Kelly Denise Richards  – armed robbery: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/armed-robber-has-sex-change-1.1110904

Matthew “Maxine” Richardson – murder of a prostitute that mocked him: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pictured-murderer-who-went-prison-1728468

Geoffrey Ian Websdale/Michelle Websdale – murder: http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/744924/victims-shocked-as-sex-change-killer-granted-parole/

Patrick Hagan – assault: https://archive.is/1Wu9k

Mark van N – murder and mutilation: http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/10/24/dentist-killed-wife-wants-sex-change/

Robert Floyd Brown Jr/Alicia Jade Brown – producing, possessing, and transporting pornography of 10-15 year old boys: http://www.wtvy.com/news/headlines/6777352.html

Stuart Kelly/Katelyn Findlay – robbery and assault, registered sex offender: http://www.irvinetimes.com/news/13744480._High_risk__sex_offender_locked_up/

Melissa Cae – repeated stabbed a 16 year old boy: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/transsexual-soldier-melissa-cae-jailed-3138872

Maikobi Shawn Burks/Mia Kobi-Burks – murder: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2013/12/09/maikobi-shawn-burks-v-elgin-mental-health-center-usa/

Rodney S. White Jr – child sexual offender: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/article_0d133d68-32c9-5f47-ba8b-c27175254ae7.html

Alan Baker/Sarah Baker – kidnapped and tortured his step-mother’s brother, attempted to kill another inmate: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383992/Violent-inmate-Alan-Baker-given-10-000-sex-change-NHS.html

David Megarry Jr/Sandra Jo Batista – child rapist: http://web.archive.org/web/20121130115655/ & http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/news/x1128483352

Thomas Lamb – convicted rapist, murderer and kidnapper: http://nametheproblem.com/2013/12/28/thomas-lamb/

William Gray – murder: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/oct/07/justices-uphold-idaho-murder-conviction-life/

Craig Hudson/Kimberley Green – imprisoned, tortured and killed his wife, wrapped her body in a carpet and dumped it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2530101/Killer-tortured-killed-wife-gets-legal-aid-fight-wear-wig-prison.html

Lamar McQueen – murder: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2015/07/24/mcqueen-v-brown-et-al-usa/

John “Johnny” Jacobson Jr/Skylar Deleon – armed burglary, murder of another inmate, tied a couple to the anchor of their yacht and threw them overboard alive, attempted to have father and cousin killed so they would be unable to testify: http://www.orangecoast.com/features/should-california-taxpayers-pay-for-a-killers-sex-change/

Philip Walker Rosati/Mia Rosati – murder: http://gaycitynews.nyc/trans-inmates-sex-reassignment-suit-revived/

 

Women’s prison (expressed interest in or already moved):

Tania Veilleux – sexually assaulting a young girl for 4 years: https://archive.is/CR0hK

Luis Morales/Synthia China-Blast – rape and murder of a teen girl: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2014/08/24/synthia-china-blast-srlp-lavernecox-usa/

David Wesley Birrell/Bella-Christina Birrell – murder: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/20/local/la-me-prisons-transgender-20110420

Michelle Kosilek – killed his wife by nearly decapitating her with a piano wire: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/judge-orders-sex-change-massachusetts-murder-convict-article-1.1151596

Christopher “Kitty” Grey – molested a child for 5 years: https://archive.is/M10UA

Phillip “Sabrina” Trujillo – stabbed a man, theft and robbery: https://archive.is/M10UA

Pre-op placement:

Cheyenne Lamson – privacy complaints due to pre-op status: https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1586075/crosby-v-reynolds/

Noel Crompton/Maddison Hall – murder of a 28 year old hitchhiker, charged with rape after he was moved to a women’s facility: http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hall-maddison.htm

Peter Laing/Paris Green – beat, tortured and murdered a man, moved to another women’s prison after having sexual relations with female inmates: https://genderidentitywatch.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/54-years-for-trio-who-tortured-victim-to-death-the-scotsman.pdf

Tara Hudson – assault: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34675778

Jaris Lovado/Bianca Sawyer – robbery, possession of stolen property and fraud: http://infotel.ca/newsitem/transgender-inmate-transferred-from-all-male-kamloops-jail-to-female-correctional-centre/it24742

Stuart Kelly/Katelyn Findlay – robbery and assault, registered sex offender: http://www.irvinetimes.com/news/13744480._High_risk__sex_offender_locked_up/

Richard Chaperon/Richard Kavanagh/Synthia Kavanagh – brutally murdered his ex roommate, a transsexual male prostitute, with a knife and hammer: http://www.pasan.org/Toolkits/Trans_Prisoners.pdf

Jade Follett – stabbed a man who stalked and threatened after they met through a dating website: http://genderidentitywatch.com/2015/08/28/jade-follett-no-pride-in-prisons-noprisonpride-new-zealand/

Post-op placement (includes prison transition and self-castration):

Peter Rogers/Debbie Vincent – ex-military animal rights extremist charged with intimidation, threats, placing car bombs, arson, disturbance of personal remains and theft of ashes: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10772486/Debbie-Vincent-Former-soldier-turned-animal-rights-extremist-jailed-for-six-years.html

Melissa Young – killed neighbor by stabbing him 29 times over rejecting a gift: https://archive.is/C3QK8

Robert Hilton/Rebecca Hilton – murder: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jailed-as-a-man-released-as-a-woman-robert-hilton-becomes-rebecca-hilton-in-prison-8496049.html

Richard Masbruch – serial rapist: https://archive.is/0MpQX#selection-1223.0-1223.16

Douglas Wakefield/Tai Pilley Wakefield – strangled his uncle, beat him with a hammer and stabbed him 48 times with a garden fork. While incarcerated, he strangled, stabbed, beat and killed an inmate, held prison officers hostage twice and attempted to kill one of them: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/293991/Sex-swap-lag-s-wedding-chop

Glenn Nelson/Leslie Ann Nelson – killed a police officer and investigator with an AK-47 assault rifle: http://www.njpen.com/20-years-after-leslie-nelson-shooting-haddon-heights-police-grieve-reflect-rededicate-themselves/

Granted surgery, awaiting placement:

Rodney Quine/Shiloh Quine – murder, kidnapping and robbery: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-inmate-transgender-20150810-story.html

David Cross/Kelly Denise Richards – armed robbery: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/armed-robber-has-sex-change-1.1110904

Alan Baker/Sarah Baker – kidnapped and tortured his step-mother’s brother, attempted to kill another inmate: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383992/Violent-inmate-Alan-Baker-given-10-000-sex-change-NHS.html