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Monday, March 15, 2010

Female prison guards have sex with inmates more, study says

The Justice Department says that, when it comes to sexual misconduct among prison staff, 58 percent of the offenders are female. Some experts say this isn't the whole story, though. The way the law works, if a guard has sex with any prisoner, the guards are the ones at fault -- even if it's consensual or the inmate seduced them. They blame a "code of silence" that prevents female guards from telling supervisors before things get to that stage.

Of course, another prison expert notes that female guards usually get punished less severely for these kinds of incidents ...


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