Ex-prisoner challenges MoJ policy after alleged sexual assault by trans woman | The Guardian (UK)

A prisoner who was allegedly sexually assaulted behind bars by another inmate has challenged the Ministry of Justice over its policy on placing transgender women in women’s prisons.

The MoJ policies, Monaghan claimed, were discriminatory and erroneously overlooked “permitted exceptions [under the Equality Act] to the requirement that trans women be treated ‘for all purposes’ as in their acquired gender”.

Source: Ex-prisoner challenges MoJ policy after alleged sexual assault by trans woman | Prisons and probation | The Guardian

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