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At the end of a long police investigation, my legal team broke the devastating news to me: I was going to prison. Do I hide that fact and reduce the risk of bullying and intimidation, or be open about it and confront any issues? There had been extensive local press coverage of my case and my situation, and it seemed every man on the new prison wing I had entered knew of me. And they all knew I was gay. This, in a way, took away the difficult decision of whether to be open or not; but at the same time, it left me feeling very vulnerable.
By Ilan H. Meyer, Ph. In a analysis of data from the National Inmate Survey—a nationally representative survey of adult inmates in jails and prisons conducted by the U. This percentage includes 3. Among men in prisons, 9.