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    Every movie and TV show that depicts a prison clearly show the prisoners self-segregated. That is, the Blacks group together, the Whites group together, the Hispanics, gays, Irish, Italians, Arians, etc., etc., etc.

    So, how common is this in real prisons?

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    From what I understand from my penfriends this is true. Have you ever seen lockup? I think they paint a pretty realistic picture of what goes on in prison although it is most likely heavily dramatized.


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    My family is very diverse (White, Black, Native American, Chinese, Indian (from India), Mexican, Swedish, UK, Russian, Italian, French, German, gay, straight). And that's what I can name off the top of my head.

    On the other hand, I work at a place that is VERY homogenous. Essentially everyone there is White male. After twelve years in business, they hired their first Black male.

    Despite the situation at work, I find segregation (forced or self-imposed) to be a very strange idea.

    Nonetheless, I admit that with my first PP, I looked for someone in California (my home state) who was white, male, straight, single, and about my age. I wanted to eliminate as many things as possible that might cause issues. Once I'm comfortable with my first PP, I'll remove those restrictions when I begin looking for the next one. I tend to be very cautious and conservative when trying new things. I want this first one to go well so that I'm encouraged to add more.

    I've never seen Lockup -- in fact, I've never even heard of it. I am watching OZ, which reminded me that I had been wanting to write to an inmate.

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    Self-segregation is definitely prevalent in prisons, but some inmates choose to go solo and not affiliate with any particular group.
    The answer to your question: It's common
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    I've come to learn that you can't trust what you see in movies and TV -- well, duh. But sometimes it is right. You can just never be sure.

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    I agree with DanPal, there are self-segregated groups, mixed groups and those who choose to go it alone.





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    Thank you, Sunday, I appreciate the confirmation.

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    From I know for my Daniel it's true, but I think is not so dramatic like movies. My bf, he's a white man, always is with latinos and I know he have some black friend. But usually are with their own race.

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    MissMMartin,

    Thank you.

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