According to official figures, men are five times more likely to carry out sexual assaults or rape against inmates while housed in women's prisons.

That's likely a massive underestimate, because the prison service records a lot of TIM offences in women's prisons as "woman on woman" offences.

Also in UK law women can't commit rape because it has to involve a penis.

Technically women can be charged with rape here if it’s assisting a man to rape, rape by conspiracy or something (although I’m pretty sure that’s not the legal term).

But because TiMs have their crimes recorded as women’s we now do have women recorded as rapists. Which is fucked.

The home office stats on sex offences here say 99.1% of crimes are committed by men, it’s now likely the 0.9% women commit includes TiMs crimes. (There are female sex offenders, but it’s very rare and likely much less than this official stat because of TiMs). There was something in the news about how different areas here record TiMs crimes, some as women and some as men. Which is a mess. Which is what SB referenced in her speech about recording crimes accurately.

I read it as, they are 5x more likely to rape while in a womens prison than while in a mens prison