A violent male serial killer who murdered three prostituted women is currently being housed at the Washington Correctional Center for Women after securing a transfer under recent self-identification laws. Donna Perry, born Douglas, murdered three prostituted women in a four-month time frame in 1990 – but claimed to have killed nine.
Media reports during Perry’s sentencing uniformly referred to him as a “woman” and by “she/her” pronouns. Some also claimed that males who transition experience a “downturn in violence” after identifying as a woman – a claim that was debunked by a peer-reviewed long-term study published by Swedish researchers in 2011 which found that trans-identified males who underwent a full surgical transition “retained a male pattern regarding criminality.”
In May 2021, a whistleblower at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) revealed that Perry had been transferred to the women’s estate, and was just one of over 150 males in line for the same move.