The pressure worked: a rapist who changed his gender – will not be imprisoned in a women’s prison
During Adam Graham’s rape trial, he decided to change his gender and began identifying as Isla Bryson. After she was found guilty this week, the public, lawmakers and even the UN videoed that she would not get any prison time
A transgender woman who was convicted of rape when she was a man and received a life sentence in Scotland – will continue to serve her sentence in a men’s prison.
31-year-old Isla Bryson was found guilty this week of two rape cases, one in 2016 and the other in 2019, while she was a man named Adam Graham. She first appeared in court as a man, and so was the indictment against her. Later that year, she decided to change her gender.
Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Thursday that Bryson would not go to a women’s prison, “neither short-term nor long-term,” referring to media reports that Bryson would be transferred to Cornton Hill Women’s Prison.
The publications regarding the serving of Bryson’s sentence caused an uproar not only from the public, but also from the legislators of the country and even officials at the United Nations.
“This rapist only decided he was no longer a man after appearing in court on rape charges,” said Russell Findlay, a Conservative lawmaker from the Scottish Parliament. “Now we have this twisted situation where a Scottish court is treating someone who suddenly identifies as a female using her penis to rape two vulnerable women.”
It’s ridiculous that we have to get to this absurd situation before certain people wake up to the madness that is self-ID. And make no mistake being against self-ID is not transphobic. https://t.co/YeIxU0YTRg
— Colin Wight (@colwight) January 26, 2023
Findlay added that “we warned of the inevitable, that this would happen if the gender self-identification law is passed, but the fact that it is becoming a reality is very worrying and it hurts the victims.”
The legislator referred to the law passed last month, which allows people from the age of 16 to request a gender recognition certificate to confirm a change in legal gender after only three months in which they identify with the new gender – and this without the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
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