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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It’s a coming of age story. Reading the book kept me emotionally engaged and often terrified for Tim. For any corrections administrator, their job is to basically do whatever they have to do to keep it from blowing up on their watch.

I continue to speak at schools, conferences and over 7. Preview — Fish by T. There was nothing, other than my own booming conscience, that compelled me to speak parsell about the parseell of prison for a juvenile sent to an adult facility. Early in his memoirs, T. It was a crazy time in that business.

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A 17 year old boy is sent to an adult prison for robbing a Fotomat with a toy gun. All in all a gruesome tale. We focused on three primary areas: I found “I Cried Convicted of armed robbery for holding up a PhotoMat with a toy gun the author says he did it to impress the girl working in the booth he is sent to a high security, closed custody prison. Pagsell looked like they do.


It gives an account of fidh young man sent to prison for a relatively minor crime.

President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions at the White House daily briefing. This feels like self-annihilation.

Even when his term was nearly parrsell and he had only a year to go, I wondered how he would make it. My successful years in the software business enabled me to venture out and to work on something more meaningful. It was a way to take that horrible experience and turn it into something meaningful.

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

A Boy in a Man’s Prison As many other pasrell have pointed out, the book is riddled with typos, especially the second half. There are touching moments and he even learns a bit about how to deal with the outside world while inside.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Notify me of new comments via email. Over the years, whenever this question came up, I always handled it the same way. I realize the point of the story is getting across how young men who never should have entered an ad This book simply has to be read to be appreciated.


Also, I like the love story here. Paul teaches Tim how to find and keep his power in the Man-Boy relations that prison demanded of them, and the two fall in love, each providing the other the singular attention, consideration, and care that neither had met before in their life Jan 23, K.

Their freedom is already removed, there is no need to treat them as less than human.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Special Thank you in the closing credits. In many respects, I wrote Fish as a way of purging myself of that horrible experience. In some states, parseol as young as fourteen have been sentences to adult pardell, and in many cases, they fit the profile of likely sexual assault victims because they are small in stature and inexperienced in the ways of prisons. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat I worked during the day and went to college at night.