‘Gender Identity’ to Shape Policy in America’s Prisons — What Could Go Wrong?

With its thick walls, razor wire, bars, and guards, you would think prisons are immune or at least resistant to outside influence from either conservatives or leftists. You would be half wrong.

State and federal prison systems in the United States are not perfect but they are better than in most other countries. It’s unfortunate I have to point this out, but here goes: Prisons aren’t supposed to be comfortable. They aren’t supposed to be better than your life on the outside. They aren’t supposed to be social experiments. The point of incarceration is to do your time, behave while inside, get out fast, and – once free — conduct yourself in such a manner as to never return. Nowhere in this view of prisons does it say or imply the leftist social experiment of transgender integration.

And yet…

Inmates in New York City’s jail system will be housed with fellow inmates of the gender they identify with, officials said Monday.

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The announcement by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city commissioner of human rights means New York will join San Francisco in establishing a policy to accommodate transgender inmates.

“Respecting someone’s gender identity or gender expression is key in making sure that everyone in New York City is living with dignity and respect,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the commissioner of human rights. “The fact that somebody’s incarcerated or not doesn’t really change that.”

De Blasio signed an order in 2016 directing all city-owned schools, recreation centers and other buildings that have single-sex bathrooms and locker rooms to let people use the bathrooms of the gender they identify with.

The Department of Correction initially received a partial exemption from the order because of inmate safety concerns.

Under the new policy, the Department of Correction will house inmates consistent with their gender identity unless the outcome of a federally required safety assessment or the preferences of the inmate require alternative housing. A transgender housing unit is an option for some inmates.

The Department of Correction will have six months to implement the policy.

San Francisco officials announced in 2015 that it would house transgender inmates based on their gender identity.

This falls under “You have to be @#!!%$^* me”, “How stupid are these people?” and the weapons-grade rhetorical “What could go wrong?”

Outside of prisons, male high school and professional athletes, claiming to be female, are dominating in their sports against their weaker, female opponents. It’s not just unfair, it’s a smack in the face of chivalry (yes, I still use this word), and can lead to serious social woes, physical injuries/disabilities, or worse. Twelve years ago, mentally ill UFC fighter Fallon Fox – who identifies as a female — sent his opponent Tammika Brents to the hospital after one three-minute round.

The dumbest among us can predict what happens inside the prison system when even a single male prisoner integrates with the general female population. Expect pregnancies, abortions, orphaned children, injuries, deaths, and liability costs at levels we’ve never seen.

Iron-clad dictum (h/t Dennis Prager): Whatever the left touches, it destroys. Or, in the words of Agent Smith from The Matrix:

I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you [leftists] do not. [Leftists] move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area.

There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is?

A virus.

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Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.

 

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