Former exchange student Amanda Knox, who ended up being sentenced to 26 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, did her very best to stay the straight and narrow in prison, even if her fellow inmates had other ideas.
Knox only ended up serving four years of the sentence, spending most of it as the pet famous person of the prison.
Knox wrote on Broadly:
Singled out as ‘the famous one’ by both inmates and officers, I spent my first eight months in isolation, and after that, prison staff steered visiting politicians to my cell door to show me off.
With the exception of a lesbian named “Leny,” who chased her for months, and Knox doesn’t really seem to have anything nice to say about her.
She scampered, puppy-like, alongside me as I paced the exercise yard — the next day, and the day after that, and eventually every day.
Leny wanted to hold hands. ‘I’ve changed women before,’ she’d tell me. ‘I can do things to you that no man can.’
…Many of these women will have identified as heterosexual—colloquially, they were, “gay for the stay.”
Amanda said no again and again, but Leny didn’t give it up.
She’d think I was playing hard to get. One day, Leny kissed me. I gritted my teeth and half-smiled, wavering between embarrassment and anger.
Knox called off their weird friendship, ruining what I think the internet wants to pretend is some kind of hot lesbian prison porno situation, but mostly was just awkward.
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