There were male inmates that would have sex together, and there were male inmates that would have sex with male members of staff.
But this was something that was generally frowned upon due to the level of machismo that is prevalent in mainstream society.
But the idea was not so frowned upon as in male prisons.
A prison is a world within a world and everybody inside those walls is trying to survive no matter what their status is.
The only people that really know what is happening in there are the people that are in there.
Or perhaps you think of the horrific rape scenes in Scum or The Shawshank Redemption.
Unless you are a fan of Orange is the New Black or the updated version of Prisoner Cell Block H – Wentworth then female inmates may not immediately spring to mind.
In a male prison 80 per cent of visitors are female. So in other words in prison (much like life) the people that are loyal and stand by your side tend to be female.
Often when a woman is sent to prison then it means the end of her relationship.
And as most women are the primary care givers of their children it often leads to a breakdown in the whole family.
In fact many females are often in prison because of men.
However the Howard League for Penal Reform has recently published a report that investigated sex between female inmates and staff in England and Wales.
It is the first independent review of sex of behind bars and they found that female prisoners have been coerced into sex with staff for favours, such as alcohol and cigarettes.
Whereas in a female prison, sex was a lot more 'open' between inmates.