Transgender woman convicted of rape will not serve sentence in female prison, says Sturgeon

A transgender woman convicted of rape will not be allowed to serve her sentence in a women’s prison.Isla Bryson, from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, committed the crimes against two women before she transitioned to female.A six-day trial at the High Court in Glasgow heard she raped two women – one in Clydebank in 2016 and one in Drumchapel, Glasgow, in 2019 – after meeting her victims online.On Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament Bryson would not be imprisoned at the all-female Cornton Vale prison in Scotland.TMs Sturgeon spoke at First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood amid a row over where Bryson should be detained.PA/Scottish Parliament TV