The time has come to take KPSS to the next level to enable it to become a more professional organisation.

crowdfunder.co.uk/fighting-for-s…
When we first started almost 12 months ago, we consisted of a few boxes of stickers and a Twitter account run by 1 women as she recovered from covid. We have now grown. Some of our work you may be aware of.
Parliament: we have formed a growing and committed team of MPs and Peers across the political spectrum. KPSS has been responsible for 20 questions asked in both houses about the sex-based rights of women in prison.
It was through one of these that we discovered that from 2021 the MoJ will report data on the number of GRC holders in prison.

questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questi…
In Scotland we are talking to MSPs about the specific issues that women in prison in Scotland face.
Policy: we have been consulted on the development of policy. It was through our work that we discovered that two policies relevant to women in prison are under review. This knowledge enabled all groups working for women’s sex-based rights to take action.
We have made over 10 consultation submissions to defend the rights of women in prison.

keep-prisons-single-sex.org.uk/consultation-s…
Media: we have become a ‘go to’ for journalists who want a quote or to discuss the background to a story. Our letter calling for female prisoners to only be housed with prisoners of the same sex was published in the Telegraph.
This was signed by former prison officers, barristers and academics including Professor Rob Wintemute, who co-authored the Yogyakarta Principles.

telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/0…
We have formed working relationships with other groups both in the GC and prisons sector to contribute our specialist knowledge.

crimeandjustice.org.uk/resources/wome…
We have been interviewed by various GC outlets. These have had over 12,000 views: important publicity for women in prison.
International: we have expanded our work, most notably in the USA where we have a dedicated Campaign Director. Our work here has included: partnering with WHRC-USA on a nationwide FOIA initiative, submissions to State legislature, media and producing campaign materials.
We are now a team of volunteers. But becoming a more professional organisation with a broader reach takes money. Your support through t-shirts and donations is hugely appreciated, but there is always a shortfall. We have been making up the difference out of our own pockets.
This crowdfunder will enable us to get to the next level and to increase our reach. There are many excellent groups doing excellent work. We are no more worthy than any of these. But we are the only group whose sole focus is the sex-based rights of women in prison.
We will never deviate from this. We will never compromise. If we can’t get it right for women in prison, who can we get it right for?

Thank you so much for whatever help you can give us.
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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.
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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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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:
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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
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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.

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