But this here's Amurrrrrkaa!

From 2001, a Human Rights Watch report on prisoner-on-prisoner sexual abuse and rape in the US prison system. It's shameful and should be embarrassing, but if I had to guess, the response of most Americans would be a shrug and maybe a platitude, "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time".
I've been sentenced for a D.U.I. offense. My 3rd one. When I first came to prison, I had no idea what to expect. Certainly none of this. I'm a tall white male, who unfortunately has a small amount of feminine characteristics. And very shy. These characteristics have got me raped so many times I have no more feelings physically. I have been raped by up to 5 black men and two white men at a time. I've had knifes at my head and throat. I had fought and been beat so hard that I didn't ever think I'd see straight again. One time when I refused to enter a cell, I was brutally attacked by staff and taken to segregation though I had only wanted to prevent the same and worse by not locking up with my cell mate. There is no supervision after lockdown. I was given a conduct report. I explained to the hearing officer what the issue was. He told me that off the record, He suggests I find a man I would/could willingly have sex with to prevent these things from happening. I've requested protective custody only to be denied. It is not available here. He also said there was no where to run to, and it would be best for me to accept things . . . . I probably have AIDS now. I have great difficulty raising food to my mouth from shaking after nightmares or thinking to hard on all this . . . . I've laid down without physical fight to be sodomized. To prevent so much damage in struggles, ripping and tearing. Though in not fighting, it caused my heart and spirit to be raped as well. Something I don't know if I'll ever forgive myself for.

1 comment:

Spice said...

Having seen a lot of "Oz," my advice to this man is to avoid being locked into a relationship with an Aryan leader, as that may lead to years of revenge schemes, many involving rape and murder. Or toughen up and start his own gang and start raping other people.

My less-flippant answer is that our prison system is really f*ed up.