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Update on Transgender Prisoners

Statement made on 11 October 2022

Statement UIN HCWS313


On 4 October I announced reforms to our policy for the allocation of transgender prisoners. Under the reforms, transgender prisoners with male genitalia should no longer be held in the general women’s estate. This will not be a blanket rule; exemptions to these new rules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This will also apply to transgender women who have been convicted of a sex offence.

Further detail about these reforms will be announced when we publish our updated transgender prisoners policy framework before the end of the year.

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Ministry of Justice

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This statement has also been made in the House of Lords

Ministry of Justice
Update on Transgender Prisoners
Lord Bellamy
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 11 October 2022