chapter  2
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The Cachero and the Transvestite

Prison is an institution full of contradictions: on one hand, there is great tolerance of homosexuality, and on the other, there is a masculine culture that is aggressive and hostile toward anything that is weak or feminine. To survive, inmates must learn to defend themselves and protect their space. For this reason, physical strength and skill in the use of knives and other sharp weapons are indispensable.