In a humiliating U-turn, Nicola Sturgeon has been forced to retreat from the decision to send the rapist, Isla Bryson, who is transitioning to being a woman, to a woman’s jail.

Bryson, who was known as Adam Graham until 2020, was taken to a male wing of HMP Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon. Bryson was convicted of carrying out the rapes in 2016 and 2019 when he still identified as a man.