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Yet Sally said many of the inmates she knew not only had sex with each other, but were also involved in long-term relationships.
"They all hooked up inside, had long-term relationships with other women. "I also know women who were gay inside together but just really good friends on the street." None of this means that women prisoners are safe from homophobia.
Even the everyday interactions with guards were laden with misogyny."They would beat each other up routinely," she said."No one wants to admit to it because you'll be put in solitary confinement while they investigate, even if you didn't do anything wrong...there's a huge disincentive to report anything." Sally considers herself heterosexual and avoided what she refers to as the "messy" violence of inmate romance in general, but she did have one prison girlfriend named Elsa with whom she developed an intimate, if not explicitly sexual, relationship.While between both guards and inmates, although technically even being caught holding hands with another woman could be considered grounds for punishment and solitary confinement."I would say there's homophobia," Bozelko told . There's a lot of domestic violence between female partners," Sally said.