This is very concerning.
Hundreds of California men who identify as women have requested to be transferred to a women’s prison after a new law gives them this choice.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is the one who signed the law that allows transgenders to choose whether to go to a male or female prison.
Now since the law has been passed the Los Angeles Times has reported over 260 prisoners are requesting to move from a male prison to a female prison.
California prison officials have begun transferring transgender women who have been housed in men’s prisons to women’s prisons. There have been 261 requests for transfer since a new law giving prisoners the choice took effect in January, @latimes reports. https://t.co/TGvOpytM9Q
— The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj) April 6, 2021
There have been 261 requests for transfers since legislation giving transgender, intersex and nonbinary inmates the right to choose whether to be housed in a male or female prison took effect, according to CDCRhttps://t.co/1kFwfbP5AJ
— KTLA (@KTLA) April 5, 2021
Fox News covered the concerning story:
A California law that took effect this year has prompted hundreds of transgender prison inmates to put in a request to be transferred to a facility that aligns with their gender identity.
Since Jan. 1, 2021, some 261 such requests have been put in, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
Though transgender inmates make up just over 1% of the Golden State’s prison population, the requests have led to heightened fears among women’s facilities that the supposed influx of transgender inmates will lead to increased sexual violence.
The Los Angles Times reported Monday that some prison guards have been telling female inmates that “men are coming” and to prepare for the worst.
According to the report, the state’s prison system has transferred four inmates to the Chowchilla women’s prison in Central California, approved 21 gender-based housing requests and denied none. Out of all 261 requests, only six requested to be housed in a men’s facility.
There are other concerns that some inmates will abuse the new law by making false claims about their gender identity so they can be transferred to a women’s prison.
Prisons spokeswoman Terry Thornton told Fox News that CDCR “is committed to providing a safe, humane, rehabilitative and secure environment for all people housed in its institutions.”
Not a single one of the requests has been denied. https://t.co/4SmNwEchBU
— The Western Journal (@WestJournalism) April 6, 2021
The Western Journal got the full scoop too:
Hundreds of male inmates in California who identify as female have requested to be transferred to a women’s prison since a new law went into effect on the first of the year allowing them to make that choice.
Last fall, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that allows incarcerated “transgender, non-binary and intersex people” to choose if they want to be housed in a male or female prison, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Since the bill took effect on Jan. 1, there have been 261 requests for transfers, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
All but six of the requests were for housing at a women’s facility, and no transfer requests have been denied.
This law will be totally abused and put thousands of woman’s safety in jeopardy too.
This is the type of insanity that results from radical left wing politics. Could you imagine being told you’re new cell mate is a man that ‘identifies’ as a woman? https://t.co/4ygdwzhuV0
— Twin Ravens (@al97636772) April 6, 2021