Self-identified trans woman Leah Harvey, formerly Joshua Harvey, was sentenced last month at the Cardiff Crown Court (UK) to three years in prison for breaking a no-contact of minors order. Harvey followed and solicited a minor girl for sex at a hospital. The 28-year-old, of Caerphilly, Wales, already had four prior convictions related to child sex crimes. Harvey was also sentenced to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.
New prison reforms in England and Wales (vehemently opposed by trans activists) that came into effect in February mean that nearly all trans women with penises will no longer be housed in women's prisons.
"Under the changes, transgender women who are sentenced to custody in the future will not be held in the general women’s estate if they retain male genitalia or have been convicted of a violent or sexual offence – unless in the most exceptional cases," announced the British government on Feb. 27.
A recent study on "gender diverse" prisoners published by the Canadian government found that over 44 percent of trans women inmates have a history of sex crimes, with over half of their victims being children. Over 41 percent of trans women inmates in Canadian federal prisons are incarcerated for homicides, which is twice as high as male inmates who still identify as men.
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