I am probably going to go to prison in the UK for child porn possession. I wonder what there is to expect. I heard that you spend some time in general population until you can't take it, and then get crammed in a shared cell 3 people in a single person cell for segregation and then get bullied by the guards. Is there any opportunity for work, or to read, or do guards just deny you any books or letters?
It would be great to know. I know that people have a don't talk about it policy, but it would really help. Loving a Sex Offender http: Does anyone out there know the specifics? Initially, you would go into general population. If there are any proplems or you feel you are under threat, they would transfer you straight to segregation.
Yes, there will be some idiot officers, who may well poke you about your crime. If they do poke you, just dont rise to the bait. Some officers have their own personal opinions, and are unprofessionsal. That will happen anywhere and everywhere you go in life! How you react to it is what counts! There are plenty of opportunities for you to get an education and for you to work although the pay is peanuts. Dependant on what prison you go to, you could be sharing a cell with one other person, or you could be sharing a dorm with 6 others!
But from what I know it's not any worse treatment than committing most other offences, my granddad was in for pedophilia, and he was treated any different to anyone else, but I'm pretty sure he didn't tell anyone why he was in there. I think they'd have more of a bee in the bonnet if your crime was more severe, but I'd advise against telling other inmates just the same, just to be on the safe side I agree there's not such a hard time about it as there was, but it still remains here that crimes against children aren't tolerated by the prison populace.
I've read a few cases where more serious sex offenders rape and child murder have been 'sugar napalmed' by other inmates, so telling them is risky, obviously depending on where you go The guards will provide protection if needed, but I go with the advice of staying schtum about your offense and trying to remain in general so you have access to help and education.
If someone does find out or gives you trouble, speak to a guard. And yes, as someone posted above, don't rise to their bait If someone asks, say you're in for burglary or something like that. Good luck Trialrun1 , Firstly depends on the prison, each prison is different but I assume for the sentence you will quickly be transferred to a cat c where you will mix with other vulnerable adults. Seeing as your first offence, a fast track transfer to a cat d as lots of space.
Just shows it's always worth trolling through the old threads. This was one of the questions I was going to post. Got pre - trial meet with barrister tomorrow so have better idea where and for how long I'll be in for Someone I knew and when he was arrested - we ALL guessed rightly it was child porn and more.
They gave him a false story. Complete set legal papers and everything. Because of where he worked somewhere pretty famous at the time it was front page of the red top tabloids and the guards who sometimes give their paper made SURE the prisoners knew I see it as an addiction and his just grew and grew.
Problem with society is that you can't get help so it grows. P then that will let u know what risk you will be its not good its all about when your released and how it affects your life any prespective partners lives children issues