In an explicit and detailed account under the title “What Romance in Prison Actually Looks Like”, Knox, 29, who was convicted from 2007 until 2011, and then acquitted for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher said she formed a close friendship with an inmate which changed after the inmate kissed her.
Knox said she noticed the lesbian inmate, Leny, “immediately: petite, with a paunchy belly and short, dark hair”, and in turn Leny, her former partner, used to watch her run around the yard.
Amanda Knox, dubbed "Foxy Noxy" said a lesbian inmate kissed her
She added: “Leny wanted to hold hands. ‘I've changed women before,’ she'd tell me. ‘I can do things to you that no man can.’ I felt objectified and I'd get annoyed. ‘You can't change me,’ I'd respond.
“She'd think I was playing hard to get. One day, Leny kissed me.”
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An appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against Amanda Knox and her Italian-ex-boyfriend for the murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher
Within the lengthy essay, Knox wrote: “It was common for inmates to form an intimate partnership. Inmates had crushes on one another. They passed love letters through the bars… and gave each other presents.
“There were tearful breakups, and sometimes fist fights between new partners and exes. Many of these women will have identified as heterosexual – colloquially, they were ‘gay for the stay’.”
Amanda KNox said she was approached by an inmate called Leny
Now a freelance writer, Knox explained that lesbian relationships in prison usually “bring out the horny teenage boy in many of us”, but in reality they’re about “human connection”.
Knox explained: “Relationships in prison are sometimes about sex, but more often they’re about human connection. Because prison is an awful place: it is designed to deny people of their desire to connect.”
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Knox spent four years in prison and saw a variety of lesbian relationships
She was incarcerated in Capanne prison in Umbria, between 2007 and 2011 after being initially found guilty by the Italian judicial system of killing and sexually assaulting Miss Kercher, her flat-mate, who was from Surrey.
After her 2011 acquittal she was re-convicted at a second trial before being cleared again at another final appeal.
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