Gay inmate dating
My sexuality carries no shame whatsoever for me, and I am fully comfortable with myself, but I do like to disclose such things in my own time and to those I choose to. I had heard stories of rapes in prison, and what might happen in the showers.
I’ve seen the prison films and heard all the stories.
However, after being moved to a prison closer to home, my story was out.
I decided to keep myself to myself and just get on with my sentence.Prison doesn’t really differentiate between offences – you’ve broken the law, you’re going to prison, you’re all the same. Over time you may earn privileges, may get re-categorised and eventually moved to open conditions, but the crime bears no relation on how you’re treated, just your sentence and behaviour.There is a sub-set of inmates who are housed in the Vulnerable Prisoners Unit (VPU). Anybody who has committed a crime that was particularly high-profile, or not deemed ‘moral’, would be moved there along with inmates who can’t mentally cope with the general population, or have run up debts and would be at risk of a violent attack.I was on a wing with 160 men; it isn’t possible to be friends with all of them – I had my circle of friends around me and we pretty much stuck together.One man in particular became very popular as he had substantial knowledge of the legal system.
They were trying to address this but even simple rule changes take an incredible amount of time in prison.