Source: Territory of Torture. The deeper you go into the woods, the darker it gets. Over a dozen current prisoners from IK-1 and around the same number of former prisoners have spoken of their experiences of torture at this prison colony.
They gave Roderick Johnson, a black gay man with a gentle manner, a different sort of name when he arrived there in September They called him Coco. Under the protocols of the prison gangs at Allred, gay prisoners must take women's names.
Out of fear for my life, I submitted to sucking his dick, being fucked in my ass, and performing other duties as a woman, such as making his bed. And are part of a gang. They pick a loner smaller weaker individual.
Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. It was still wintery in April, and his state-issued jacket was poor protection against the drafts coming through the broken windows, shattered by men who had passed through before.
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I nwhen 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 trialbut the homophobic thinking — that prison is some kind of paradise for gay men — lingers on.
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All that time, a dangerous gap in Ohio's public health policy may have been costing state taxpayers millions more in Medicaid money -- and costing some Ohioans, particularly black Ohioans, their lives. And while Ohio officials touted AIDS-prevention tools, they forbid their use in state prisons, where the population exploded in the s, and where a lopsided number of inmates were male and black. No one knows -- and no one is trying to learn -- how much the virus is spreading in state prisons.