Prison sexuality (or prison sex or penitentiary sex) consists of sexual relationships between prisoners or between a prisoner and a prison employee or other persons to whom prisoners have access. The most common kind of sexual activity in prisons is consensual sex.
Why are inmate staff relationships important?
Staff-prisoner relationships of a certain kind are key to prison quality, says Dr Ben Crewe, the studys co-investigator. Our research demonstrates that where relationships have the right balance of control and respect almost all aspects of the prisoner experience are enhanced.
Can inmates have relationships?
Prisoners and other relationships Relations also occur between correctional staff and inmates. Although not allowed, many times this would be the only opportunity for inmates to engage in heterosexual relations. In some jurisdictions, sexual relations of prison staff with inmates are illegal regardless of consent.