27 March 05
Q.Paula in the UK asked if I ever hear from any of my previous cellies.
A. Mark, my final cellmate at the Madison Street jail, who is now on house arrest, recently sent a letter. He wrote: “ Sorry I haven’t written sooner but I have been so busy working so I can pay my stupid lawyer fees, so he can sit around and do nothing.”
Q.Dave & Edna asked if, in my opinion, gays or straights have it tougher inside.
A. My gay friend Jim said that if an inmate can get into a stable relationship and the potential for separation can be overcome then an emotional return can be obtained. Jim also identified negative effects such as younger inmates being taken advantage of by older ones, and some ultimately becoming cheetos.
I asked Xena the same question and Xena’s short answer was:
“It’s worse for heteros because they can get raped!”
I haven’t been raped but I have had my arse pinched a few times, and upon one occasion George took advantage of my focus on a book and licked my foot before I could pull it away from him.
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