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Prison bosses claim 'no women were at risk' by moving trans rapist Isla Bryson to Cornton Vale

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Prison bosses have claimed no women were put at risk by the decision to send a transgender rapist to Cornton Vale.The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) faced uproar last month when it was revealed that Isla Bryson - who carried out two rapes while living as a man - was transferred to a women's prison following her conviction.

The rapist was later moved to a men's jail after the Scottish Government announced two reviews of how transgender cases in the prison system are handled.The first review by the SPS was handed to justice secretary Keith Brown last night - but only a summary of its findings has now been made public.Opposition parties branded the report a "whitewash of no substance".Prison bosses insisted that Bryson did not come into contact with any other inmates after she was initially transferred from the High Court in Glasgow to Cornton Vale, near Stirling, on January 24.Brown said: "I want to acknowledge my concern for victims of crime and the distress caused to them. "It is important that consideration of issues relating to the management of prisoners is measured and does not retraumatise victims or risk unintended consequences for transgender people or individuals in the care of SPS."SPS chief executive Teresa Medhurst claimed it was "not necessary" to publish the full report due to the level of personal information it contains.The pair will now face questions from the Scottish Parliament's justice committee later this month.Recommendations made by the review include improved communication within the justice sector and the creation of a “shared justice process” for the admission of transgender people into prisons.Russell Findlay, Scottish Conservatives justice spokesman, said: "As expected, this whitewash summary

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