Sex-starved female guards at Rikers Island get promiscuous with inmates

March 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Mar 21 (ANI): A former guard at Rikers Island, US, has said that the female officers at the prison are so sex-starved that they get promiscuous with the prisoners.

Yolanda Dickinson, 41, who worked at Rikers from 1997 to 2004, recently penned a novel called ‘Taboo’, based on the jail’s out-of-control sex scene.

“They would do it on the midnight shift when there were not many people around,” the New York Post quoted her as saying.

“They have electronic cell doors, and it’s not a problem for someone to crack open the door.

“It’s a soap opera,” she said.

With 3,890 female officers guarding some 12,000 men, outlaw love blossoms.

“There are a lot of lonely single women on the job, and you’re surrounded by these cute guys. They’re working out. They’re attractive,” she revealed.

“They’re criminals, so they have a cunning way of approaching you. They study you all day,” she stated.

Though she claims she never had sex at work, Dickinson admits that she met a Rikers inmate on her watch, a gang member from her neighbourhood who had admitted to killing a rapist.

“People looked up to him for that. He said he did the world a favour,” she said.

She says her soft spot for him developed after he defended her honour behind bars by beating up another inmate who groped her.

“It made me look at him differently,” she explained.

Another ex-boyfriend, the father of her 17-year-old son, served 10 years in federal prison on drug charges.

Dickinson was fired for “undue familiarity” in 2004 after an inmate called her from Rikers and she denied to investigators that she had gotten the call.

At least six female guards have been fired or forced out for undue familiarity with prisoners since 2007.

“Undue familiarity is illegal, and it compromises safety and security,” Correction spokesman Stephen Morello added.

But Dickinson said it’s so pervasive, it’d be difficult to prevent. (ANI)

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