The Commission on Intercourse in Prison’s report that is final posted today (Tuesday 17 March), features accounts from previous prisoners talking the very first time about their experiences of intercourse behind pubs.
Intercourse in jail: Experiences of previous prisoners could be the 5th and last briefing paper posted because of the Commission, that has been founded by the Howard League for Penal Reform and includes eminent academics, previous jail governors and health professionals.
Tips through the Commission’s two-year inquiry are going to be presented today (Tuesday 17 March) at a meeting in London.
The Commission desired authorization to interview prisoners that are current their experiences of intercourse in jail, but this method had been obstructed by the Ministry of Justice.
But, Dr Alisa Stevens, Lecturer in Criminology during the University of Southampton, managed to interview 26 previous prisoners during summer time of 2014 – 24 guys and two females.
Her report concludes that the nationwide study of both the prison that is serving and previous prisoners, completely sustained by but in addition to the National Offender Management provider (NOMS), is “urgently needed” to understand better the scale of consensual and coercive intercourse in jail.
The previous prisoners interviewed by Dr Stevens was indeed jailed for a range that is wide of. Eighteen interviewees self-identified as heterosexual, four as homosexual, and four as bisexual.
Gay and bisexual guys stated that they were discreet about their sexual activities and relationships while they were “fairly” or “totally” open about their sexuality on the wing. Continue reading