Dojar Reforms are absolutely necessary. All in all a gruesome tale. Preview — Fish by T. I found this to be a very brutal read. Bureau of Justice Statistics to help negotiate survey instruments for the largest most comprehensive study of prison rape ever conducted in the United States.
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Shelves: biography , jail , memoirs , prisonners-convicts This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Early in his memoirs, T. He wondered about that, but he makes a young woman pregnant. He discovers his homosexuality in prison. The theme of his memoirs is entirely focused on his coming of age, his discovery of his homosexuality and his coming out.
One day, he commits a crime: he robs a Fotomat with a toy gun. But US laws consider that even if the gun was a toy, Parsell nevertheless committed a robbery and he was sentenced and imprisoned for that crime. He is repeatedly raped in prison until Slide Steps "offer" himself as his protector. Later, at his final prison, Parsell meets Paul King and falls in love with him.
King teaches him how to survive in prison. At the end of his incarceration, Parsell returns home, continues his studies and becomes vice president of a computer firm. He participates in many groups to help prisoners in general, but especially to teach them to avoid prison rapes.
Subsequently, a law is passed allowing prisoners to denounce their rapists, which they could not do before. This is a good book, especially if you are interested in any aspect of homosexuality and sex among inmates.
It offers an encouraging perspective in the sense that the author managed to get through it all and fared very well in his life outside jail. Parsell is more educated, so he has a better grasp on English language. Two instructive quotes: "According to the U. Bureau of Justice Statistics, we house 2. And an estimated Sexual violence is a crime that preys on the vulnerable.
In some states, children as young as fourteen have been sentences to adult facilities, and in many cases, they fit the profile of likely sexual assault victims because they are small in stature and inexperienced in the ways of prisons. But they should care, because 95 percent of all prisoners are eventually released back into society, indelibly marked by the violence they have seen or experienced.
Perhaps I preferred it because I read it first. But I think this is mostly due to the fact that Sonny was first jailed when he was only eight years old without ever having committed a crime and his experience was so significant and brutal that he could not cope.
I found "I Cried So I give "Fish" 4 stars.
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