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The grim truth of being gay in prison
Gay Prisoners Website
I n , when Calvin Burdine was awaiting sentencing for allegedly stabbing his gay lover to death, the prosecuting attorney encouraged the jury in his closing remarks to award Burdine the death penalty, rather than life in prison, on the grounds that sending a gay man to prison was akin to sending a kid to a candy store. After 17 minutes of deliberation, the jury obliged and sentenced Burdine to die. His death sentence was later overturned mostly because Burdine's public defender had slept through much of his trial , but the homophobic thinking — that prison is some kind of paradise for gay men — lingers on. The reality of life in prison for homosexuals and transgender individuals does not appear to reflect this myth. One young man named Rodney, imprisoned for fraud and check-forging, sent me a detailed account of his life so far in prison. He described a litany of brutal rapes, assaults, beatings and, eventually, the total abandonment of his male identity as his only means of survival in the hyper-masculine and often homophobic prison environment. His account suggests that far from being a paradise, prison for gay men can be a living hell.
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You will definitely meet inmates that seek pen pals for a variety of reasons. They may want a mentor, friend, partner, or someone to talk to. Life behind bars is not easy. Many inmates actively want to turn their lives around and make a difference when they get out. However, the pressure of the prison system can be challenging.
Hi, my name is Michele. I am 38 years old, and I am in search of someone looking for friendship and correspondence. I love hunting, fishing and anything that has to do with being outdoors. I spend my time reading books and drawing.