For more than a year, Virginia's largest women's prison rounded up inmates who had loose-fitting clothes, short hair or otherwise masculine looks, sending them to a unit officers derisively dubbed the "butch wing," prisoners and guards say.There's much more, but I'm laughing too hard already. "Civil rights advocates"! BWAHAHAHAHA! Hey, you're in a women's prison, OK? Before we talk about how "unconstitutional" it is for you to be placed in the "butch wing," can we talk about why you're in prison, sugar?
Dozens were moved in an attempt to split up relationships and curb illegal sexual activity at the 1,200-inmate Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, though some straight women were sent to the wing strictly because of their appearance, the inmates and corrections officers said.
Civil rights advocates called the moves unconstitutional punishment for "looking gay." . . .
What's so funny, of course, is the mental image of the prisoner remonstrating with the guards: "No, I'm not a lesbian! Honest, just because I've got short hair . . . But, er, not that there's anything wrong with that, you understand."