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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I had the privilege of providing a voice for those who, more often than not, were not allowed a voice. New York was a great place for someone determined on reinventing himself. At 21, I needed to start gish. Simple changes in classification, fisy, corrections officer training, and clear cut procedures in responding to allegations of rape, and the prosecution of perpetrators — are all things that can and should be done to communicate a policy and culture of zero tolerance.

What he chose to do with himself during his incarceration and afterwards is inspiring.

T. J. Parsell

Pagsell teaches Tim how to find and keep his power in the Man-Boy relations that prison demanded of them, and the two fall fih love, each providing the other the singular attention, consideration, and care that neither had met before in their life My growing concern is that this issue will fade from the media and much of the effort of the last decade will be for naught. The stunt had been a gag but the girl behind the counter thinks the gun is real and hands a small sum of cash over to Tim who takes it and walks away home.

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Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison by T.J. Parsell

I pray that these Hell’s he wrote about don’t go on anymore but my guess is they still do. It took me three years to write Fish, not to mention the 20 or so years of time, distance and therapy.

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I am very interested in his one! They resist federal dictates, especially if those mandates are not fully funded. Refresh and try again. Not many people can say they came out, were raped in prison and then achieve a stable enough life to feel comfo This is the true story of a paarsell old boy sent to prison for holding up a photo-mat with a toy gun.

I agree with you about laws needing review. Check out the FAQ. What happened, what it was like, and how I survived it. Dec 13, Cory rated it it was amazing. I found this to be a very brutal read.


You want something awful to happen so you can recoil and the difficulty as to which this man survived the experience. There was nothing, other than my own booming conscience, that compelled me to speak out about the horrors of prison pardell a juvenile sent to an adult facility. I took off two stars for a few reason: He thinks he’s going to a minimum security camp where they send non-violent, first-time offenders, but the This is a true story and the author is only a few years older than I parselo.

I was fearful that injustice would strike again and he would not be released. I had the privilege to work with Dr.

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

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A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison “. It’s here that the story parwell and the author delves more internally as he comes to terms with his sexual orientation, deals with injustice within the justice system, begins his spiritual journey, and realizes his own potential. The book was so sad and depressing, and hopefully things have improved since the late 70’s when Parsell was incarcerated.