Women in prison for dating
As of December 2009, there were over 113,000 women incarcerated in state and federal prisons in the United States--women of all races, ages and personality types.Incarceration has different effects on different individuals.
"Almost every woman I met inside was sexually abused.
It also continuously raises the question: is its depiction of prison life — specifically, same-sex prison relationships — accurate? "People have more sex in prison than they do on the street." Sally was in and out of jail for most of her life, starting with juvenile hall in 1972 and ending with a few hours in county jail in 2005.
A former homeless heroin addict and sex worker, she's been arrested for everything from fraud to weapons possession, and she's spent time behind bars in numerous states, including California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
It's because of the institution."Although different facilities had varying amounts of sexual activity between inmates, there was one dangerous trend all of Sally's prison stays had in common: sexually predatory guards. Sally said she herself was raped twice by two different prison guards in different states, decades ago.
"I've seen women develop relationships with guards, marry guards, seen guards force women to have sex," Sally said. Testimonies from the recently released women she works with now haven't given her any hope about the system improving.