Sex gril with gril
A prison is a world within a world and everybody inside those walls is trying to survive no matter what their status is.The only people that really know what is happening in there are the people that are in there.The most offensive to all are crimes against children.
But when a power structure is in place it tends to be an imbalance of power and when that happens in prison, like the rest of the world, people tend to take advantage.
However the Howard League for Penal Reform has recently published a report that investigated sex between female inmates and staff in England and Wales.
It is the first independent review of sex of behind bars and they found that female prisoners have been coerced into sex with staff for favours, such as alcohol and cigarettes.
And despite what fellow Wonder Women writer Jemima Thackray may think after spending one whole day in Brixton Prison shadowing the chaplain, Vicky Pryce is absolutely right about this.
Many female prisoners have been coerced into committing crimes for their partners and when they end up behind bars they find themselves abandoned and they have to survive. Females are still at risk of abuse and rape and unfortunately because they are inmates there is often no legal remedy available for them to seek justice. I have sat in on adjudications where to me it was clear that the prison officer is lying but the governor will always rule in their favour.And whether you are an officer or an inmate you only ever really know half the truth.