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A mother's choice Every time the call comes through, Alice Lister wrestles with the hardest question of her life: Pay the money she can't afford, or risk seeing her son bruised or bloodied, possibly dead. The calls come from inside Alabama prison walls, where her son is incarcerated and where she, by extension, is being extorted. On the bad days, Lister wonders if her child might play a part in the ongoing blackmail, enabled by a prison system riddled with contraband cellphones and a black market drug trade fueled by corrupt correctional officers. Where drugs are involved, Josh has been known to take desperate measures. Alice Lister in her kitchen at her home in Fairhope, Ala. What the hell do you do?

The grim truth of being gay in prison

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Share via Email The exercise yard at Chino state prison, California. 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 trial , but the homophobic thinking — that prison is some kind of paradise for gay men — lingers on. The reality of life in prison for homosexuals and transgender individuals does not appear to reflect this myth. One young man named Rodney, imprisoned for fraud and check-forging, sent me a detailed account of his life so far in prison.

'An Ongoing Hell'

Without bunks or mattresses, all 37 inmates in this cell sleep on the floor. There were no mattresses. Although the room had electric lights, a narrow slit in the door was the only place sunlight and fresh air trickled through.
By Dennis Mintun Perspectives from those who work and live in the criminal justice system. I was a gay man, convicted of a sex crime. But I had one thing going for me: I was big, weighing in at pounds, a fair amount of which was muscle. For the most part, other inmates left me alone. This article was published in collaboration with Vice.
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