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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That being said, I thought I would really dislike the entire book, but in third quarter of it, the book started to grow on me. After reading the book I found out that Tim T. Prison hyper-masculinity, power, and rape. Even so, it’s worth pressing on because the narrative is fksh it.

Parsell for his endurance and ability to turn his negative situation into a way to ultimately help others. I wish I could have been there to help this author as he faced those demons alone. Parsell is currently working on a documentary about sexual violence in prisons. Tim came from a dysfunctional family where the expectation was not that you’d graduate from high school but rather, you’d go to jail.

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A good read that never bored me. My grandmother often visited my uncle there and usually got my dad to take her.

Tim is arrested and booked for armed robbery. A very important story. Bureau of Justice Statistics, we house 2. The book, however, provides very little insight into how a state ran prison operates. I walked away more aware of the sometimes egregious failures of the prison system, which I would imagine pardell one outcome the author may dish wanted. Parsell worked in sales in the software industry from toemployed by companies such as the New York City Transit Authority and DuPont.


The system is so outside of the public scrutiny.

After the last “page,” my Kindle directed me to related books that readers of “Orange is the New Black” have read. I found “I Cried No longer can you afford to ignore the silence in the room.

It was total overkill. Commitment to goodness transcends past in ‘Fish ‘ “.

In his book Fish: I’m glad to see that there are people out there making changes. To humanize the issue in a way that only film can do. Hanging out at clubs, doing cocaine — I eventually hit a bottom. In his mid-twenties, Jack is an unassuming and introverted young man whose benign outward appearance is beginning to show cracks.

Zoo Zoos and Wham Whams I was fearful that injustice would strike again and he would not be released. I hope rape inside prisons has become a distant memory instead of an every day occurrence.

The tension never let up. In his prisoner advocacy work, Parsell often states that he feels he deserved to be punished for his crime, but did not deserve to be brutally raped and exploited.

He gives voice to countless others who have been exposed to an incarceration system that turns a blind eye to the abuse of the prisoners in its charge. Preview — Fish by T.


Jan 21, Jordan Stoeger rated it liked it. He is convicted and sentenced to up to 15 years in the Michigan prison system.

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

Inthe Department says, at leastpeople were sexually assaulted in prisons and jails. Audible Download Audio Books. They resist federal dictates, especially if those mandates are not fully funded. Once the sexual assault ends, the perpetrators flip a coin to determine who will own Tim. At the time, I was the first in my family to have attended college.

At least for me they were. Powersoft, 1 Sales Rep.

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The drug takes effect and Tim is brutally gang raped, unable to so much as call for help. Search for ” Fish: Needless to say, spending my late adolescence in prison has scared me in ways that cannot be seen or imagined.

My involvement in the NYU Reynolds Program has added a deeper understanding of the social entrepreneurial and philanthropic landscape. Parsell doesn’t yet know that he is gay. Tim is sent to an adult close-security prison akin to maximum security with extended time outside of their cells.

Then I spent a year promoting it. The New York Times.