What’s Current: Scottish Prison Service must provide tallies on numbers of trans inmates

  • As per a new guidance, the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) must give quarterly updates on the number of transgender inmates behind bars. Previously, information on the number of trans inmates in Scottish prisons was only available via freedom of information laws.
  • An independent investigation has been launched into claims that Tory MP Neil Parish was watching porn on his phone while in the Commons.
  • The Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten delivered an address before the United Nations Security Council on the “devastating and shocking” use of sexual violence against women as a weapon of war.