Here is our new website. Please forgive typos & do let us know about any glitches - we rushed to get this up in time for the Party Conferences:

kpssinfo.org
Lots of information about what the problem is: the policies, the data, the judicial review, the history of male prisoners in women's prisons, the Equal Treatment Bench Book & what happens in court:
kpssinfo.org/whats-the-prob…
Case studies looking at male prisoners who have been held in women's prisons are here:

kpssinfo.org/males-in-women…
The all-important voices of women in prison are here, including a statement given to us by FDJ:

kpssinfo.org/stories-from-w…
There's an expanded section on what you can do. You can help us by becoming a constituency contact to help us reach more MPs and MSPs:

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Write to you MP or MSP using our template letters:
kpssinfo.org/write-to-your-…

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All our leaflets are here for you to download & print:

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More resources are here, with pages on interviews, written articles & consultation submissions. New page with reports will be coming shortly....

kpssinfo.org/consultation-s…
kpssinfo.org/kpss-in-the-me…
Some of you have asked if you can make a one-off or a regular donation. Thank you! You can - there is a donate button at the bottom of each page.

You can also visit our shop for tshirts, hoodies and tote bags featuring our new logo:
kpss.teemill.com
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on this.

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28 Sep
Our new website is live!
With lots of resources & information:

kpssinfo.org
See how you can get involved: template letters to send to your MP:
kpssinfo.org/write-to-your-…
Or to send to your MSP:

kpssinfo.org/write-to-your-…
Read 7 tweets
16 Sep
I got off lightly at the hands of @rebell_justice and 'Clare Simms'. I have watched as woman after woman has reported abuse & aggression for daring to say no, publicise what has happened to them & to expose the 'irregularities' in this 'project'.
I commend their tenacity & am pleased I have been able to help, albeit in a minor way. I believe that the full story is yet to be fully revealed. I believe that many well-intentioned people motivated to help women in the CJS have been played & misled into contributing.
Exposing this is in everyone's interests. To those who have said we should have kept quiet, that with less fuss things would have died down & less harm done, I say: shame on you.
Exposing abuse & wrongdoing is a virtue & takes courage. It should not be criticised.
Read 4 tweets
15 Sep
Paper by Maycock on the views of women in prison re being housed with prisoners of the male sex has finally been published:
academic.oup.com/bjc/advance-ar…
IMHO, the author clearly reveals that he is approaching the research with a pre-formed set of assumptions and that these are projected onto the data during analysis. IMHO, this compromises the study & is a regrettable departure from a more desirable "bottom-up" position
where the researcher is led by the data.
Nevertheless. Important findings are reported:
1. Only three women were reported as ‘almost entirely accepting’ of sharing prison accommodation with prisoners of the male sex who identify as transgender.
Read 13 tweets
2 Jul
Para 72: It is necessary to be clear about what the court is & is not called upon to decide.... it is a challenge to the lawfulness, not the desirability of the policies.

We will not be giving up until these policies are changed.
Through our work we discovered that the MoJ are in the early stages of reviewing the policy.
We have had PQs asked in both Houses, and will be pressing the Government through more PQs over the coming weeks. Now is the time to focus on the undesirability of these policies.
We will be tweeting about how you can help over the next few weeks when we re-launch our website and our campaign. This all takes money.
Please support us if you can:

crowdfunder.co.uk/fighting-for-s…
Read 4 tweets
2 Jul
On 2nd July 2021 at 10.30 am judgement was handed down in R(FDJ) v SSJ. The Divisional Court has ruled in favour of the SSJ that the MoJ’s policies in relation to the allocation of prisoners of the male sex who identify as transgender are capable of being operated lawfully.
This was the first time that the High Court has considered the single-sex exceptions in the Equality Act (2010). As such, we knew this would be a challenging case to win.
Key to this lawful operation is the adequacy of risk ax. At para 79: Throughout the policies, the need to assess and manage all risks is repeatedly emphasised.
The MoJ has repeatedly stressed that risk assessment processes are in place to keep women in prison safe.
Read 14 tweets
29 Jun
At the end of last year @scottishprisons (again) stated the intention to review the 2014 policy on transgender prisoners. (The one written by James Morton of @ScottishTrans - remember?). Review is urgently required and must include women in prison & groups representing them.
Our repeated inquiries of @scottishprisons have been met with silence. We call upon the Justice Committee to seek urgent evidence from @scottishprisons on the status of this review:
engage.parliament.scot/post/56275
Please consider supporting us:

crowdfunder.co.uk/fighting-for-s…
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