Timothy J. “T. J.” Parsell (born July 12, ) is an American writer, filmmaker, and human rights activist committed to ending prison rape. He is best known for his book Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison. Directed by T.J. Parsell. With Jerry Broome, Bryan Dechart, Joe Hotham, Terrence Ruggiero. A 17 year old boy is sent to an adult prison for robbing a Fotomat. T.J. Parsell talked about his memoir [Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison], published by Carroll and Graf.

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But that took many years before I could seriously delve into what happened to me there.

Scene of the Crime: It serves as a good example of prison life for people who want to learn about prisoner human rights. Shooting a short film on location at Jackson Prison. His other cinematographic works include: I got a job in the data processing department of the New York City Transit Authority, went to college at night, and before I knew it – I was caught up in the fast paced world of the software industry.

I hope the prison system will continue to ;arsell to avoid tragedies and mistakes. Parsell is more educated, so he has a better grasp on English language. The largest expense is transporting, housing and feeding the cast and crew. Forced to remain silent about his rape by a convict code among i When seventeen-year-old T.


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Tim got caught and injustice repeatedly intervened in his young life. This is a very intersting book. In the beginning I was engaged in this boy’s story.

Prison films of the 30s and 40s tapped into a public consciousness that was more apt to identify with people trapped by the system. There are touching moments and he even learns a bit about how to deal with the outside world while inside. He thinks he’s going to a minimum security camp where they send non-violent, first-time offenders, but the This book stirred up my passion about prison reform – read it!

A prime example is the basketball scene at M-R. It had a anonymity that was sorely lacking in Michigan. Sexual violence is a crime that preys on the vulnerable.

I loved it, and soon started messing around with the utilities. I felt compelled to tell my story, because I knew I was a living, breathing testament to the limitless potential of young people to change.

Making a poor decision can change your life forever. Around the Year i He is repeatedly raped in prison until Slide Steps “offer” himself as his protector. Therapy, eventually, got to me talk fidh prison.

A Fotomat, circa I don’t know anything about prison life and this book really gives you the down and dirty.


Book Review – Fish: A Memoir of A Boy in A Man’s Prison by T.J. Parsell – Words and Pictures

After reading the book I found out that Tim T. According to the U. This book is very graphic in what happens to the seventeen year old boy in prison and I found a lot of it disturbing and my heart went out to him, Cish am glad to hear it has a good ending and that he made a good life for himself.

Their freedom is already removed, there is no need to treat them as less than human. When I first sat down to write my book, Fish: The law sometimes is an ass. More about that later. The author was even successful in getting George Bush to sign a new law protecting men from rape in prison, parsdll I found pretty impressive on his part.

If there was a prison rape romance novel genre, then the first half of the book would fit into it.