I wonder if they will resolve this by allowing/forcing the women prison guards to perform the body searches. If they throw the problem on women, then it is resolved except for the occasional grumblings which can be shorted out with accusations of transphobia. (sarcasm)

Yes, that is what they will do. The female guards in Canada have to strip male bodied trans and if requested male guards have to strip female bodied trans. The UCCO (guards union) has been voicing concerns about their female staff not wanting to be forced to strip those prisoners.

Trans prisoners get Individualized protocols that the rest of the prison population does not get.

They have made a new policy to replace the old one for Corrections, that is floating around for comment with their stake holders right now, and I'm trying to get my hands on it.

It will be interesting to see what had been changed or added.