James O’Keefe released a video Thursday evening in which two female inmates at the Washington State Correctional Center for Women (WCCW) discuss male inmates allegedly abusing the system by claiming to be transgender.
O’Keefe said that WCCW has been “the tip of the spear with inclusivity in the prison system” as he went on to explain that OMG News went to great lengths to protect the identities of the two women by significantly altering their voices and blurring out their faces.
The video identified the inmates as “Inmate #1” and “Inmate #2,” and it was not clear how or when the interview was conducted.
“So, we have men rapists, men murderers, child rapists, men who have killed women and are in prison for raping and killing women who get put in our rooms,” Inmate #1 claimed.
“Imagine coming into your room one day and you’re in closed custody and you turn around and there is a man standing there peeing in the toilet because you have the bathroom in your room in CCU. There is nothing you can do!”
“I know there’s some having sex with women — there was some, like, assaulting, but no one reported it,” Inmate #1 said.
“Some of these men are not confused, they’re just manipulating the system. It’s not equal, because we don’t get the same care and treatment that the trans get in here,” Inmate #1 continued. “They cater to the trans community. All you have to do is say that you are a woman, that you now, when you’re in county, say that you identify as a woman, and you can come straight to here from county. The guys don’t even have to go to the men’s prison first.”
Inmate #1 said that some of the men who were getting put in the prison by claiming that they were transgender were doing so just so they could have sex with female inmates. “There’s nothing you can do but say you’re going to kill yourself and then go down to the crazy unit to get out of that room,” Inmate #1 said. “And if you refuse to go back in there, you get a major, you get in trouble. I told all this to the assistant secretary.”
Inmate #2 said that normally, in correctional institutions, people are segregated, like “sex offenders, usually sex offenders are not in general population, they’re always in the population of their own.”
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