Magistrate Franselien Mouton sentenced Joni to 12 years in prison, with four years suspended, effectively resulting in an eight-year sentence instead of the minimum of 15 years for murder. Founder of Khayelitsha-based lesbian advocacy group Free Gender, Funeka Soldaat, who had been protesting in court against the bail of Joni along with the Triangle Project, said the accused provoked Xakeka by touching and teasing her. Joni had also made snide remarks about her sexuality, she said.
While much of the available data on LGBT inmates comes from the United StatesAmnesty 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. See Sodomy laws in the United States.
The female jazz and blues singers of the Harlem Renaissance lived in a world of sexual ambiguity: While many were married, many also had affairs with other women, and presented images of lesbian life and sensibility to the outside world. Songs recorded by these singers in the s and '30s made reference to "the life" for curious club audiences and blues fans who bought their albums. One song, recorded intold listeners: "When you see two women walking hand in hand, Just look 'em over and try to understand; They go to those parties - have the lights down low - Only those parties where women can go.
AMANDA Knox has opened up about lesbian relationships in prison — and revealed how a female drug dealer tried to seduce her by promising: "I can do things to you that no man can. She said she formed a close friendship with another inmate in Italy — but she cooled it off after the woman kissed her and said she could "turn" her gay. Knox said the idea of women's prisons "brings out the horny teenage boy in many of us" as people are titillated by lesbianism. The freelance writer, now 29, said she witnessed many straight inmates becoming "gay for the stay".
Despite extensive documentation of the reentry challenges facing female prisoners, few such studies have focused on women exiting jails. The Window Study investigated factors associated with the perceived availability of stable housing upon release from detention. Interviews focused on socio-demographic background, health status, recent drug use and sexual behavior history, and material and social resource availability upon release.
Thursday 15 August UK News feed. A CLIQUE of lesbian prison warders known as the Magnificent Seven were allegedly behind a culture of bullying and intimidation at London's Holloway prison for women, it was claimed yesterday. An internal inquiry by the Prison Service, which uncovered a "predatory" atmosphere towards staff, has led to nine managers being transferred to other posts.
I wrote down some important numbers from my phone and then sat in a room alone for hours, wondering what was going on. Eventually someone offered me some dinner, but I was too nervous to eat. They will strip search you if they have reason to suspect you have drugs, but they don't always bother.
The South Florida lesbian teen accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend is back behind bars after a plea deal was withdrawn Monday. Kaitlyn Hunt, 19, appeared in court Tuesday wearing an orange jumpsuit with her wrists in handcuffs strapped to a belt around her waist — a day after being rebooked into Indian River County Jail. Prosecutors discovered that Hunt allegedly violated the terms of the agreement by contacting the girl.
Lesbian love affairs, bloody bust-ups and murderers being treated like royalty In a shocking interview, a former inmate, who we are only identifying as Brenda, claims prisoners believe "the rules are bent" for some of Northern Ireland's most dangerous criminals. She also says that same-sex affairs are rampant inside the prison - and she says some women seek lesbian partners who will protect them.