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Trans-Identified Male Inmates Committing Sexual Assault in Women's Jails, Female Ex-Inmate Claims

4W Staff
4W Staff

A former inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women has come forward to reveal that biological males transferred to the institution under gender self-identification policies have been sexually abusing female inmates.

A former inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women has come forward to reveal that biological males transferred to the institution under gender self-identification policies have been sexually abusing female inmates.

The anonymous inmate spoke to the National Review about what she had witnessed and experienced while incarcerated in the prison where multiple biological males have received transfer.

The woman describes that one trans-identified male inmate — a man named Jonathan who now apparently goes by the name “Jazzy” — was accused of multiple counts of sexual assault in reports filed with prison staff by female inmates. In one case, a woman allegedly woke up in bed to find "Jazzy" molesting her, the man donning an obvious erection.

When the woman went to report the assault, "Jazzy" apparently began sobbing and accusing her of "gaslighting" and being "homophobic."

In another instance, the inmate alleges being assaulted herself by a trans-identified male inmate. She describes being pinned against a wall and asked if she would file a Prison Rape Elimination Act report if he "made a move on her." During a subsequent interaction, the trans-identified male pinned her up against a wall once again and asked, “What are you going to do about it?” The woman managed to kick the man off of her and told him she would report the assault.

According to the former inmate, female victims of sexual assault within the prison system are less likely to report their ordeal to prison staff due to being "accustomed" to abuse by the time they are incarcerated. She also notes that the cases of trans-identified males sexually assaulting incarcerated women emerging from Washington, California, and other states are likely "just the tip of the iceberg."

According to National Review, the Washington Department of Corrections stated none of the incidents described by the female inmate were registered in their system – but the Department's claim comes just weeks after an ex-correctional officer acting as a whistleblower revealed that other rape-related incident reports have been wiped.

Scott Flemming, a former guard at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW), came forward in November and disclosed that an incident report on a trans-identified male inmate who had raped a developmentally disabled female inmate had been wiped from the officer's systems. Flemming believed that the erasure of data had been part of a "cover up," as the Washington Department of Corrections was facing a lawsuit barring the release of information on inmate gender identity.

Princess Zoe Andromeda Love, the trans-identified male at the centre of the disturbing case, had a criminal history which included raping a 12-year-old girl. Love completed his sentence earlier this year, and according to other inmates he immediately cut his hair and went back to using his male identity upon release.

Last year, a whistleblower at WCCW stated that some male inmates were simply claiming to be transgender to secure a transfer to the women's facility, where they perceived their incarceration would be easier, and they would have access to women.

As of May 2021, there were 150 male inmates waiting for transfer to a women's institution in Washington state, not including those which have already been moved.

Among the male inmates transferred is serial killer Donna/Douglas Perry, who fled to Thailand to get transgender surgeries prior to being caught and charged. At the time, prosecutors claimed Perry had simply changed gender and appearance to avoid being associated with the crimes.


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