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Impact of transferring transgender prisoners into women's prisons: A human rights issue

The UN Special Rapporteur for Torture, Dr. Alice Jill Edwards, put out a public call for submissions on prison management practices. On November 26 we emailed our submission that outlines the human rights issues with the practice the federal government and many provinces adopted allowing for easier transfer of gender non-conforming male prisoners into women's prisons. You can read Correctional Services Canada's policy (CD100) here. You can read our submission below or download a PDF copy.


Impact of transferring trans prisoners into women's prisons.,,

Description of difference between women's and men's prisons in Canada, as well as why they are different.
Page 1 of 2023 submission to UN SR for Torture



Difference bettween female and male prisoners and looking at CSC data on trans woman prisoners.
Page 2 of 2023 submission to UN SR for Torture

Data extrapolated from the CSC report on trans prisoners. The data shows the population has a high rate of violent crimes.
Page 3 of 2023 submission to UN SR for Torture

Looking at why men may seek to transfer into women's prisons.  Discussion about known trans woman prisoners.
Page 4 of 2023 submission to UN SR for Torture


How women are impacted by men being transferred into women's prisons. Conclusion that there is no clear benefit to transfer policies.
Page 5 of 2023 submission to UN SR for Torture

References used
Page 6 of 2023 submission to UN SR for Torture



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