I found it quite hard going from a female prison to a male prison because I talk a lot. With every woman on my unit I can guarantee that when I see them in the morning or outside they'll say 'Good morning miss, how are you?' There will be a little bit of conversation, whereas men don't do things like that. I remember on my first day working at High Down [a men's prison in Sutton]
, opening the cell doors and just being like 'Morning!' and the looks on their faces were of, 'Why are you saying good morning to me? Go away'. I also had a few wolf whistles while working there. Would I call that sexist behaviour? Maybe a little bit, but would I pay any attention to it? No. I'd just tell them it wasn't appropriate. If anything, I'd say male prisoners are more respectful of female prison officers then they are of male prison officers.