San Francisco County Jail Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has decided to completely disregard the rights of incarcerated Women by adopting a policy that allows Men who identify as Women, like Paul Daniel Raynal, to be housed with Women. Mirkarimi’s plan will allow pre-operative transgender inmates permanently into new populations. “Some will still have their penis,” Mirkarimi said, to make it clear what the new classification will immediately mean. This violates international standards regarding the treatment of prisoners.
The anti-lesbian National Center for Lesbian Rights advocated for this travesty.