Sometimes these relationships are not abusive and are totally consensual. Sunday 03 June The fact is that prison officers work very closely with these people. Ultimately irrespective of the fact you are both adults, there is an imbalance of power and that is never right. In fact many females are often in prison because of men.
Clearly, if a female prison officer was having sex with a female inmate, they wouldn't hold hands in public — the officer would have lost her job.
Women prisoners: Sex in prison is commonplace, the male inmates just hide it more than girls
Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Read more from Women. And whether you are an officer or an inmate you only ever really know half the truth. But the idea was not so frowned upon as in male prisons. Firstly, I am not sure how accurate these studies ever are. However the Howard League for Penal Reform has recently published a report that investigated sex between female inmates and staff in England and Wales. So in other words in prison much like life the people that are loyal and stand by your side tend to be female.