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Calls made for Scotland to follow Italy's lead by opening jail for transgender prisoners

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Calls have been made for Scotland to open a jail for transgender prisoners like in Italy - amid concerns over male born violent offenders being held in female facilities.The demand follows a public outcry after a transgender woman, Isla Bryson, was sent to Cornton Vale women's prison in Stirling after being convicted of two rapes.On Saturday it was said a second transgender woman Tiffany Scott - dubbed one of Scotland's most dangerous prisoners - could be moved to Cornton Vale this year.Marion Calder, co-director of For Women Scotland, an organisation opposed to the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, called for Scotland to create a trans prison like in Italy.Ms Calder said: "Males should never be moved into women- only spaces."I think a sensible provision would be having a third space for transwomen prisoners."Italy has done this.

Italy has created a trans prison."Italy opened one of the world's first prisons for transgender inmates in 2010 after converting a former women's prison.The prison, at Pozzale, near Florence, is believed to hold around 30 prisoners who mainly have convictions for drug-related offences and prostitution.Gay rights groups in Italy welcomed the move at the time.Until it opened transgender prisoners were located in women's prisons where they were often segregated.According to reports, the prison has its own library, recreation centre, football pitch and agricultural land which produces olive oil and wine.Inmates also have their own cell and are given a personal development plan.According to the most recent Scottish Prison Service figures, published in September, there are 15 transgender prisoners in custody, 11 transwomen and four transgender men.Of the 11 transwomen six are in male prisons and five in

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