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Prison Sex Practice and Policy by Christopher Hensley


Prison Sex Practice and Policy by Christopher Hensley

Sex in prison remains a taboo topic, largely ignored by scientists and society alike. This comprehensive volume explores prison sex, presenting original research on consensual and nonconsensual intercourse, as well as the effects of conjugal visitation policies, HIV/AIDS management, and the treatment of sexually assaulted inmates. The authors also shed light on the sexual hierarchies that form in prisons. The data, interview excerpts, and policy recommendations found throughout the work provide an evocative illustration of U.S. prison systems and their profound effect on society. This study of consensual and nonconsensual prison sex provides an evocative illustration of U.S. prison systems and their profound effect on society.


Prison sex is one of the most critical, but often ignored, issues in the U.S. correctional system.... It is refreshing to see a book that puts all the related concerns into place. - Chau-Pu Chiang An excellent source for anyone seeking information about prisons, as well as prison sex. - Suzanne E. Tallichet

About the Author

Christopher Hensley is director of the Institute for Correctional Research and Training and assistant professor of sociology at Morehead State University.

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Publication date

15th March 2018


Christopher Hensley

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Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc


170 pages




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