I assume that all the investigative reporters and documentary makers who exposed the doping scandal in cycling & the systemic cheating will also be working hard to expose the inclusion of male-sexed athletes in female categories?
We've already given you a heads up in terms of who these athletes are, so part of the work has already been done for you.
Heads up: the doping scandal only happened at the elite level. Making female categories mixed sex is happening at EVERY level. So you can pick your human interest angle: the elite female athlete who now comes 4th, the school girl who misses out on a college scholarship,
the paralympian who having overcome 1 set of challenges is hit with another that she simply cannot fight, the young girl tipped as a future international hopeful who for reasons of safety has to give up. SO MANY ANGLES TO COVER!

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3 May
This conviction for child sexual offences has been recorded in the female crime stats. This will falsely elevate the true numbers of females convicted of these offences this year.
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Where offence categories are only rarely committed by females, the addition of just 1 or 2 males in the female stats has the ability to dramatically skew the female numbers.
Is this the explanation for this?

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4 Mar
Summary of Day Two: The Case of Karen Jones

Defence referred to legal case brought by a TW with a GRC who had not (yet) had surgery, and who sought to be transferred from the male to the female estate. We have identified this as the case brought by Karen Jones:
The judge in that case ruled in favour of Jones, stating that to deny the request was both in violation of Article 8 rights and ‘irrational’. We assume that defence case is similarly that to exclude TW (at least those with GRC) from female estate is ‘irrational’.
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4 Mar
Summary of Day Two: Data Collection

Defence confirmed that no data are collected on GRC holders. MoJ does not know how many TW with GRC are in prison. The reason for this is that collecting these data may be criminalised under the GRA.
Judges were incredulous that ‘no one knows’ how many TW with a GRC there are stating that anecdotal reports are inadequate. Defence was directed to supply specific data on GRC holders (in written form by 12th March).
We frequently hear that it is a criminal act to state that someone has a GRC. The Equal Treatment Bench Book goes as far as to say that misgendering and dead naming could also be criminal acts.
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4 Mar
Summary of Day Two: EA (2010)
It was clear from evidence presented that the MoJ is seemingly determined to house at least some male prisoners in the female estate & to expose women in prison to them. Even the highest risk TW are still able to mix with women.
Distress to women is never a consideration: defence states this cannot be operationalised in risk ax.
The decision that EA exceptions did not apply to prisons was based on definition of ‘services’ & ‘communal accommodation’. SSJ now concedes that in some respects prison is a ‘service’ for purposes of EA exceptions.
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3 Mar
Judges: want agreed note on 2 topics meaning & ambit of Section 7 and question of whether allocation is a service.
Re stats: need answers for 6 questions
1. how many trans prisoners in estate as whole
2. how many of these have GRC
3. how many trans prisoners are on E wing or in any comparable section/unit
4. how many in general population
5. of number 4 how many have GRC
6. how many TW with GRC are in male estate
7. how many biological women are in male estate

Any rule, instruction or guidance as to circs as to which a biological woman could or would be allocated or transferred to the male estate? It is not credible that there is no guidance of this.

By 12th March please!
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3 Mar
KM Response:
Re triggering: no difficulty because requires a decision maker to have regard to vulnerability to women including that they are likely to have history of SA & DV.
Allocation of TW with GRC pending case board review & interim management of risk: but there is no process for this, including the mandatory risk factors that will be considered & not by anyone with specialist expertise
Recording of GRC status: but we do not even have the numbers of prisoners who transition & receive GRC in prison - inconceivable that prison does not know this info.
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