Female inmates sue California over allowing male criminals to “identify their way” into women prisons

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CHINO, CA – Female inmates in the California Institution for Women (CIW) are asking for help after a new California law allows biological men to be housed in state women’s prisons based on their “gender identities.”

Senate Bill 132, known as the Transgender Respect, Agency and Dignity Act, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom and became effective January 1, 2021.

The legislation allows incarcerated transgender, non-binary and intersex people to be housed and searched in a manner consistent with their gender identity.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Secretary Ralph Diaz said at the time:

“No one deserves to be treated disrespectfully because of their gender identity or expression. And it is our sworn duty to protect people from sexual assault and violence.

“Senate Bill 132 will bolster our ongoing efforts to address the inequalities and complex needs the incarcerated transgender, non-binary and intersex community faces and codify our policies for the screening, treatment, and housing of this population as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act.”

Female inmates are now reaching out to the media for help, saying they are being placed in danger by the new law. A letter sent from inside the CIW said the women want the news media to know what is truly happening behind bars:

“So, we want to know if you can possibly send a copy of the policy and procedures for the screening process of these men coming here.

They are getting caught having sex already yesterday a girl was sucking a man’s d**k on the main yard. WTF? … This is not safe for us.”

Mainstream media has been reporting that trans women face increased danger while housed in a male prison. 

For example, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that almost 250 people, mostly transgender women, are waiting to be transferred from men’s institutions to women’s institutions since the law passed, but critics point out that the female prison populations are the ones who are endangered.

Female inmates sue California over allowing male criminals to "identify their way" into women prisons

Greg Burt, director of Capitol engagement for the California Family Council, a conservative group backing the lawsuit, said in a statement”

“Everything we warned legislators about SB132 is coming true.”

In an effort to stop the transfer of men into women’s jails, the Women’s Liberation Front (Wolf) filed a lawsuit in November 2020 alleging that the bill puts female prisoners at risk of being raped or sexually assaulted.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, seeks to overturn Senate Bill 132.

The suit argues that  the law is unconstitutional and that the requirements of SB132 create an unsafe environment for women in female facilities.

Two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, both incarcerated women, allege they were sexually assaulted by inmates who identify as transgender or gender non-binary.

Other inmates argue that the law violates their religious beliefs, which they claim are violated by being forced to house with transgender women.

Amie Ichikawa of the group Woman II Woman, a party to the suit, said she was shocked that the new bill was passed:

“We’ve gotten so many calls, letters, different messages of women feeling forgotten, completely excluded.”

Ichikawa said she is not opposed to providing a protected environment for transgender inmates, but that the system does not prevent sexual predators from gaining access to female facilities by claiming they are transgender:

“We’re about making sure everybody is being safe here.”

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton said CDCR is committed to protecting all inmates:

“The department is committed to providing a safe, humane, rehabilitative and secure environment for all people in its custody.

Federal and state laws impose legal obligations related to the treatment of people in custody with specific provisions for gender non-conforming people.”

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Transgender pedophile, registered child sex offender who raped a dog may be sentenced to women’s prison

December 24, 2021

BOURNEMOUTH, UK – A transgender “woman” with a history of pedophilia was sentenced to 20 months in prison for raping a dog and will likely serve time in a women’s prison.

John ‘Claire’ Goodier, 60, from Northwich, Cheshire, was previously convicted of possessing indecent images of children but police have since discovered images on his computer of him having sex with the dog.

Goodier had his device seized in 2019 after a routine check by police found he had been searching the internet for bestiality content. The check discovered sufficient evidence to warrant a seizure of the computer for authorities to conduct a full analysis, according to reports.

The computer check was part of two previous convictions for possessing indecent images of children.

In 2005, then known as John Goodier was convicted for causing or inciting a child aged 13 to 17 years to prostitution or pornography.  He was also charged with seven counts of taking indecent photographs of children.

Goodier was again charged with possession of indecent photographs of children in 2009. Both crimes were given suspended sentences. 

Chester Crown Court Prosecutor Pauline Barnes said that on Wednesday, December 22, said the police had reported to Goodier’s home on July 19, 2019, to carry out a routine check due to being on the sex offenders register for life.

When a full analysis of the computer was completed two years later, hidden folders were discovered containing 31 indecent images of Goodier taking part in a sex act with an Alsatian breed of dog.

When Goodier was arrested on June 17, police found a pen drive in a handbag containing the same images and 3.5 grams of cocaine.

Goodier admitted possession of the images, according to Barnes:

“She said she had fantasized about it for a number of years and after talking about it with people in Northwich, was put in touch with others in Bournemouth.

“She travelled down there in December 2018 and took part in the sex act with other people and the Alsatian dog.”

Goodier was sentenced by Judge Steven Everett to 20 months in prison. Judge Everett called the crime ‘despicable’, ‘disgusting’, and ‘depraved.”

Defense attorney Simon Mills said his client was cooperative and honest with probation services, and asked the judge to issue another suspended sentence:

“This incident took place some three years ago. The picture now is one of sporadic offending. This is not a case where the offending is getting more and more serious.

“She will do everything asked of her by the court and there are tentative signs of improvement in her attitude and approach.”

Judge Everett sternly denied the defense’s request. The judge made scathing remarks during sentencing:

“You deceitfully took part in a cocaine-fueled incident with other persons.

Since the terrible offence took place, you kept the images unashamedly for your own sexual gratification. In the middle of all this, you failed to comply with the terms of an order, which some might say is a minor breach, but it’s not for the first time.

“Your record is appalling, and it could be said you were astonishingly lucky not to go to prison previously. A message must go out that if you commit such disgusting behavior then you must go to prison.”

Goodier sobbed in court as the judge issued the 20 months sentence, ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and an order to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register. Based on current self-identification laws in the United Kingdom, Goodier will likely be considered for housing at a women’s institution.

  

 

 

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