Guzman, 31, was sent to prison for having sexual relations with a minor beginning when he was 17 years old. Eight percent of incarcerated adults identify as something other than heterosexual, according to a recent report on LGBT prisoners. This is nearly twice the percentage of adults in the general U. For many of these people, abuse because of their sexual identity is a daily occurrence.
LGBT people in prison
Friends For Prisoners - Prison Pen Pals
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There are other organizations in different countries, such as Black and Pink in the US and the Prison Correspondence Project, which also covers Canada. Find out more. Programs matching LGBTI inmates with pen pals provide prisoners with the chance to talk to someone within the community. I think she enjoys reminiscing.
While society at large has social media to thank for new friendships, relationships, insights and perspectives, prison inmates are doomed to total social exclusion, not only physical but psychological as well. Friendship, community, and a sense of belonging is what human beings crave for, and prisoners should not be deprived of that. Prisons are not country clubs and the average prison does not serve simply as a vacation spot for criminals.