“No one’s listening” to the female inmates terrified of the violent men transferring to their prisons, said Lauren Adams, legal counsel for the Women’s Liberation Front.
As biological males who identify as transgender women or nonbinary are being transferred upon request to female prisons in California, biologically female inmates have been assaulted by these new transfers, says Lauren Adams, Legal Counsel for the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF).
Following a California law that went into effect on Jan. 1 allowing inmates to use their claimed gender identity to determine whether they are incarcerated in men’s or women’s facilities, there have been 261 prison transfer applications. All but six were to be transferred to women’s prisons, Fox News reported. At least 26 men have been transferred, but it may be more, Adams told the John Solomon Reports podcast Wednesday.
Adams cited a 2009 study that found 20.5% of biological men identifying as transgender women are registered sex offenders, with 49.8% of transgender women having committed crimes against persons.
As a result of the transfers following the new law, female inmates have been assaulted by male inmates.