In jail lesbian

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While much of the available data on LGBT inmates comes from the United States , Amnesty International maintains records of known incidents internationally in which LGBT prisoners and those perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender have suffered torture, ill-treatment and violence at the hands of fellow inmates as well as prison officials. Policy, policing and the criminal justice system have historically perpetrated violence upon marginalized populations, like the queer community. Many LGBT inmates who are able, even those who are openly gay outside of prison, stay in the closet with their sexual identities while imprisoned, because inmates who are known or perceived as gay, especially gay men with stereotypical effeminate characteristics, face "a very high risk of sexual abuse". The Los Angeles County Men's jail segregates openly gay and transgender inmates, however, only if they are openly gay and if the staff that is inspecting them perceives them to be gay or trans enough for segregation. Even through attempts from gay and trans men trying to seek a safer place, the jail only segregates those that fit into their definition of gay and trans, often only accepting those they deem vulnerable enough. Sexual assaults in prison are increasingly common: in sexual assault claims were 8,, but 4 years later in they rose to 24,

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A Former Inmate Talks Lesbian Relationships in Prison

Historian Estelle B. Freedman explores how this happened, as both academic and popular attention focused on women in prison —part of the Cold War—era assault on nonconforming sexuality. Before the war, lesbianism in prisons was rarely acknowledged.
By Ilan H. Meyer, Ph. In a analysis of data from the National Inmate Survey—a nationally representative survey of adult inmates in jails and prisons conducted by the U. This percentage includes 3. Among men in prisons, 9.