How judgment comes in is with the homos. Effective promotion of abstinence requires that contextual level variables that influence individual sexual behaviour be better understood and addressed. HIV was described as an additional burden that would be difficult to bear during the already stressful experience of incarceration.
One participant described the consequences of oral sex as follows:.
Interviews were conducted using Standard English, although some participants responded in Jamaican Patois. Bonne visite! In practice, as exemplified in this study, stigma can also be used as a tool to manipulate balances of power.
Some suggested that inmate orderlies were targeted and killed because of their direct working relationship with warders. One participant described an incident where an inmate was accused of masturbation as follows: The fight was because one man said that the other man was masturbating.