Prison rape. One of the top fears a new prisoner has to deal with.
People make jokes...."Don't drop the soap in the shower." But for many it is no laughing matter. Last week the administration showed a video on this very topic. There is a rape hotline where inmates can report an assault. The problem is many times if goes unnoticed. The violated is shamed and on top of that is many times threatened into not telling.
Doing time has changed over the years. Prison at one time had weight cages where guys could pump iron. Inmates got huge and put down on the smaller guys. That's why there are weapons in prison. So the small guy can go back and stab the big guy wen he falls asleep.
These muscled prisoners soon began to scare guards who tend to be over weight and out of shape. Instead of hiring in shape male guards, it was easier to remove the weights from the prison. On the other end of this spectrum is guys coming to prison that resemble Harry Potter. Guys who can't defend themselves so they have to pay for protection. This where things get complicated. Most people have heard of a con-man. Well, one of those cons is called a two-man con. Meaning two cons work together to pull the job off.
One example is that someone comes and robs you of all your canteen. Perhaps they come and take your canteen, then give you a list for another $100 that they say you owe them. If you Harry Potter then get scared. You wonder what to do. You can barely sleep.
They let you ponder this. Lose some sleep. You begin to get ate up with fear. Once they figure your ripe to pick, the second guy comes into your life. He tells you he hears you were robbed. Then you learn he's ironically from the same town your from. All of a sudden your chatting and find you have things in common. You think you have mad a new friend who cares for you. He's even going to look out for you. Nobody will rob you anymore. You're OK now.
What you did was meet the other side of the two-man con.
Prison is complicated like this. Before you know it your all wrapped up into someting you never saw coming. In the old days guys just took your shit. They robbed you and if you they wanted, raped you.
These days prison still has a few of them left, but for the most part it's full of hustlers and con-men. Before long, Harry Potter is paying some man $50 a week for protection. A month later he's giving him a blow job as well.
We call it extortion. Happens in prison every day. Before long Harry doesn't even realize he's being violated. He just accepts this as his life. Back here we say Harry has been "aired out". Harry will transfer one day to a different prison. Instead of get robbed, he just goes and immediately finds what we call a "war daddy"....a man who looks out for him in exchange for canteen and piece of ass.
The prison rape video was educational, but I think it's time they update it. People about to enter prison need to be educated on the con-man. Rule number one.....
Nothing is free in prison. What seems free, you will pay for later.
Did you just drop your soap?