Rhona Hotchkiss

Has Nicola Sturgeon learnt her lesson from the case of Isla Bryson?

'Isla Bryson', formerly known as Adam Graham, arrives at the High Court in Glasgow (Photo: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

The appalling debacle of the double rapist, Isla Bryson, being locked up in a women’s prison in Scotland, albeit in segregation, gave me pause for thought. As the former governor of Cornton Vale, the prison Bryson was incarcerated in, what would I have done if I was still in the job? 

‘Over my dead body,’ was the response I gave when another trans-identified male inmate sought to be moved to Cornton Vale, back in 2016, when I was in charge.

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