inside look

Via LA Weekly
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Did you ever wonder what it's like inside a gay wing of a men's prison? Did you even know that there was a gay wing?

"LA Weekly" got an inside look at one such place at the L.A. County Sheriff's Men's Central Jail dubbed "K6G," the only of its kind in any major U.S. city.

"You're allowed to be with whomever you want to, talk to whomever you want and do whatever you want to, basically, as long as you do it in a respectable way," said one of the inmates.

It was established as a result of a 1985 ACLU lawsuit to protect gay prisoners from the threat of violence.

According to the article, the inmates have created a peaceful community (with a few exceptions) in K6G, so much so that even the straight inmates try to get in - if the "classification officer" thinks they are suitable.