Straight Men Want In the "Gay Wing"

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:09
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I love this clip of the gay wing at LA Men's Central Jail. I had no idea that they were had "gay" wings in the prison system.

The outfits...the family atmosphere...the creativity...their culture is so much safer that straight men pretend to be gay so prison officials have to conduct elaborate interviews to weed out the posers.

Straight men pretending to be gay - now we've seen it all:

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Not my area of interest, but

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:14

Not my area of interest, but nonetheless I've caught a bit of some documentaries about prison culture. In general population there are gangs, and tremendous pressure to belong to one side of the other. I'd think then a gay wing has less pressure and less threat of being killed than the general population.

I'd imagine the gay wings came about simply due to the exploitation openly gay, or perceptionally 'gay' inmates suffer. Sensible precaution. Bad enough being incarcerated without subjecting inmates guilty of minor offenses to sex slavery and rape on a daily basis. Probably cheaper creating a separate wing for gay inmates than paying out lawsuits for gay inmates being raped and abused.

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