A transgender convicted killer, born a biological male, who is serving life in prison for strangling a cellmate to death is now demanding to be treated like a baby by prison staff, requesting diapers and baby food.
Sophie Eastwood, 36, who received the life sentence for strangling their cellmate with shoelaces, has also asked for naps and was given a dummy by prison guards.
The convicted murderer also demanded that prison guards hold their hand when being escorted in and out of their cell.
Sophie’s demands are reportedly being taken seriously, and prison guards have even provided a pacifier to satisfy their demands.
Transgender inmate who identifies as baby demands diapers, baby food, and handholding https://t.co/oGBNaCd5cE
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Transgender killer now says she identifies as a baby https://t.co/5ffhT9Qd6G
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 9, 2022
Rebel News reported:
Speaking to the Daily Record, one source said, “This prisoner has been difficult and manipulative over the years, which is why she is still behind bars after 17 years. She decided that she would ‘trans’ from a man to woman, which is becoming more common in jails these days.”
Last month, the Scottish SNP government introduced the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which removes the requirement for a medical diagnosis for men claiming to be women. The bill has been criticized by Scottish women’s rights activists essentially opening the door for male prison inmates to request transfers to women’s prisons and endangering the safety of women in prison.
“But this is obviously something else entirely and the Scottish Prison Service has no protocol in place for dealing with prisoners who decide they are babies,” the source added.
“Eastwood is a complex person and intelligent but she is pretty demanding on the resources of the prison and enjoys being the centre of attention. It’s difficult to know if she really does feel a natural inclination to be treated like a baby or if it’s just some kind of attention-seeking,” the source continued.
“Modern prisons are very tuned in to human rights and the legal implications they throw up, so it’s being given proper consideration.”
Daily Mail added:
The source claimed Eastwood’s continued imprisonment has nothing to do with her gender, but is because she refuses to ‘play by the rules’ or prepare for rehabilitation.
Eastwood claims a prison manager said she’d now be free if she was still a man.
She told the Record in 2020: ‘The prison service wanted me to have a psychological assessment as I hadn’t had one since starting to live as female.
‘I felt this was sexist and transphobic. The SPS was implying that as a man I didn’t represent a risk to the public but as a woman I did. I don’t think there’s any evidence to support that.’