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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In the early s, word processors were these huge machines that took up an entire desk — and all they did was word processing. A 17 year old boy sent to an adult prison for robbing a photomat with a toy gun.

Audible Download Audio Books. I finished it this morning and I can’t stop thinking about it.

You’ll Only Have Each Other Parsrll trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 12, Danny Tyran rated it really liked it Shelves: It completely bewilders me how many places I want to help in. Therapy could only take me so far in my recovery. It’s a way to bring creative projects to life. See Terrance Jamar Graham vs. Supreme Court as they decided the issue of whether it was constitutional to send juveniles to prison for life, for crimes other than murder.

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

New York University Law Review. You want something awful to happen so you can recoil and the difficulty as to which this man survived the experience. Parsell is young and naive when he enters the prison system, and so are many young adult offenders. Once in New York, I stumbled into the computer software fksh by way of this thing called word processing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


I worked on my book full time, was elected board President of a non-profit human rights group and served as a consultant to the National Prison Rape Gish Commission. No longer can you afford to ignore the silence in the room. We could all stand to be a little more empathetic and a lot less judgmental. I was extremely successful. I had over people involved in the production. At the same time, I had several producers contact me about adapting my book into a feature length film.

A richly disturbing piece, this one. I couldn’t relax enough to fall asleep because parsdll soon as I did I knew the night terrors would chase me.

Book Review – Fish: A Memoir of A Boy in A Man’s Prison by T.J. Parsell

Jane by Design All the more reason to make my book into a feature length film – to put a human face on the issue and to generate the ongoing political will. He wondered about that, but he makes a young woman pregnant. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. 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. Each day at NYU, has taught me how much more I have to learn. At the time, it was illegal for employers to ask unless you were dealing with finances and you needed to be bonded.

Book Review – Fish: A Memoir of A Boy in A Man’s Prison by T.J. Parsell – Words and Pictures

And yet, the story also surprised with the occasional romantic moment. The author is very brave. Parsell on C-Span speaking to fksh students at university of California. It is admirable that he acknowledges the traumatic impact the robbery must have had on the sales woman. It was an education that enabled me to be successful in business.


But again, feel free to write if you have other questions. I spoke at law schools all over the country – planting seeds with future lawmakers, prosecutors and judges. As a true tale, you feel awful for the guy and can’t imagine what he went through. Definitely a page turner.

I worked with people who were a lot savvier than I was, who helped draft legislation, and set up most of the parsdll. Thank you for reading and your comment! I had the privilege to work with Dr. New prisoners are known as fish and like other fish Tim entered prison life with little knowledge of the rules and how to survive. 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.

His other cinematographic works include: Three guys try to pick-up some girls in a bar by using British accents. Shooting a short film on location at Jackson Prison.

Archived from the original on April 17, I have always been interested in the prison stories. He tells it like it was and it’s not entirely bleak.