In the real world, I’m a very private person – even with those closest to me.
I was once caught in the act but the officer, through her own discretion, didn’t report it. I like my own company and like to be alone – this is something I didn’t realise until I spent some time inside.
Due to the lack of privacy, it’s inevitable that masturbation will occur in the presence of others.
Some cell mates came up with arrangements, like once they turned their lights off at night, they say nothing, don’t react, and let them get on with it.
Nudity isn’t allowed openly on wings for obvious reasons but a prison cell is also considered to be a public space.
Every cell door has an observation window that any officer can look into at any time of the day or night.