Women’s prisons and male transgender prisoners*

The ruling handed down in FDJ v SSJ in the High Court of Justice last week is further proof, were it needed, that UK law does not work for women. In dismissing the claim by FDJ, a woman prisoner who had suffered a sexual assault by a male prisoner whilst in a women’s prison, the judges have exposed the failings of the UK criminal justice system and its blatant disregard for women’s rights, our safety, privacy and dignity.

We stand in solidarity with FDJ and all other women prisoners who are expected to sacrifice their rights in the furtherance of the rights of male prisoners who have transgender status.