I went to prison in for several drug charges connected with crystal meth. This would be the first time I would be behind bars in my entire life. I was years old and completely naive of anything having to do with prison.
Jump to navigation. Every year, around 30 million people are in prisons or other closed settings for a period of time and it is estimated that around 11 million people are incarcerated at any given time. The World Health Organization WHO estimates the difference to be even starker, suggesting prisoners are 15 times more likely to be HIV-positive than those who are not in imprisoned.
It's difficult enough for me to imagine being in jail: most of my images stem from old gangster movies in which the wardens are cruel to everyone, the tough guys are mean to the more innocent inmates, and everything is grey. With the onset of the television program "Oz" which I've never viewedthere's a newer consciousness of the jail experience: extreme violence and sex between men, often forced, as a reality of incarceration. None of this prepared me for the real-life drama of a man named Angel.
Alairis was sexually assaulted repeatedly by her work supervisor. After serving 23 years without incident, Rafael encountered a corrections officer who conducted abusive pat searches on inmates. Nor were her attackers held accountable.
I met an inmate named Stephen while working in the prison kitchen together. Word on the compound was he and the food service department associate warden, Mr. Miller, were having a sexual relationship.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. James Clay had begun serving a 25 - 50 year prison sentence for rape based on DNA. He was released following a Free Press investigation into his case.
I nMichele Infante was incarcerated for close to six months at the Century regional detention facility in Lynwood, California, a small city adjacent to Compton and Watts. Infante, now 58, says she was sexually assaulted and sexually abused by two different employees at Lynwood, as the jail is known locally. As she recalls, one day in late Septemberafter Infante had been at Lynwood for around five months, a deputy walked to the door of her cell and told her to come with him.
But neither of those things are true. Harsh prison sex realities mostly revolve around inmates being forced against their will to comply with someone or a group of people or risk injury or death. Most often, this kid has no money and likes to get high; there are many such people in prison, and they tend to burn their bridges early and totally.