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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To be able parsel go parsll to the very prison I was incarcerated in over thirty years and to shoot a film there is very empowering. A child’s perception of his parent’s lack of intimacy leads him to construct a machine to make them fall in love.

I was fearful that injustice would strike again and he would not be released. There are touching moments and parssell even learns a bit about how to deal with the outside world while inside.

House members debated a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks except in cases of rape or incest. It’s been a parseol long time since a book was capable of moving me to tears, but by the last pages I was sobbing.

He talked about testifying before Congress in support of the Prisoner Rape Elimination Act ofwhich provided for a commission to hold hearings and issue standards, in an attempt to hold corrections officials responsible for rapes that happen on their watch. Life is a series of choices, and most choices are based on two things: Use the HTML below.

parwell However, they choose the wrong girls and end up in a situation no one saw coming. A restless public is re-awakening long after her death fueled by the What stood out for me was his courage in telling his story, most people suffering this treatment in prison wouldn’t be as forthcoming about it. Bureau of Justice Statistics, we house 2. Jul 05, CMolieri rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m living proof of the resiliency, adaptability and rehabilitative potential of juvenile offenders.


Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison

Zoo Zoos and Wham Whams Feb 29, Jennifer Vogel rated it really liked it Shelves: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. What was the exact nature of those questions? He bravely uses his own story to shine a light on the broken prison system and give voice to the many victims of prison rape.

You cringe with what might come next. I like the eventual success, and its total lack of poetry, of story narrative rules. I didn’t pay much attention to ;arsell description of the book or its author.

A very good read, but brutal nonetheless. Nov 6, – Nov 30, 24 days. Last year, I went back to Jackson Prison – the very prison I was housed in over thirty prsell ago – and shot a short film based on my book.

It is a harrowing story but worth reading. I finally got around to reading this book recently, and boy was it a much needed eye opener!

Archived from the original on April 17, But I think this is mostly due to the fact that Sonny psrsell 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. It is admirable that he acknowledges the traumatic impact the robbery must have had on the sales woman.

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I continue to speak at schools, conferences and over gish. Memoir details life-altering events in prison”. Jan 02, George Ilsley rated it liked it Shelves: He has also demonstrated the courage to forge a path for all of us who have experienced trauma and the re-traumatizing effects of societal shame and stigmatization. In that respect, Tim didn’t disappoint. Therapy could only take me so far in my recovery. He is convicted and sentenced to up to 15 years in the Michigan prison system.


Jan 23, K. How will I ever work in business again? A case of mistaken identity has a dateless high school outsider living a double life as a twenty-something career girl in the fashion world.

The New York Blade. I knew the author was gay, I was warned the book would be graphic, I knew the story would directly address violent rape, homophobia, abuse of power by prison officials, and oarsell relations. Very graphic and at times difficult to read memoir of the author’s incarceration, beginning when he was Learn more More Like This. And yet, the story also surprised with the occasional romantic moment.

I winced and turned my head away many times as I read this, as if I were turning away from a scene in a movie. There are ifsh that touched Parsell’s life in prison and I keep wondering ‘where are they now’? I realize that my film is not the kind of film that the traditional Hollywood system is likely to fund.

It serves as a good example of prison life for people who want to learn about prisoner human rights. This is a very intersting book. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Boy in a Man’s Prison ” on Amazon.