This is a story of a youth
prisoner who wasent sexually assaulted, but was pressured into it, and
knows the life of a person who is assaulted.
It happened in August 2002.
I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was riding around with a
couple of friends one night (I AM A 16 YEAR OLD MALE) and the driver we will
call him (A) was pulled over for speeding. They got his license and I guess
looked the car plates up cause the officer called 2 more patrol cars and 1 state
trooper and we where charged with a Class Grand Theft Auto charge. While held in
the St. Clair County detention center we where put in day room 3. While there I
explained my case to my mom on how I was innocent etc etc. When it was time for
my court case all three of us where trialed as Juveniles so we where only facing
3 years. We all plead not guilty and within 2 days we were found guilty.
We where sentenced to 2
years which was to be serverd in the Department Of Corrections. I was confused
and angry at the same time. Friend A which is the one who really stole the car
thought it was all a big joke. Friend(B)who was scared and crying which he has
every reason to be was very upset. When we where transferred back to the
Detention Center we told the other boys we met our sentence. They told us that
we where in trouble and warned us about Harrisburg IYC and Joliet IYC.
When the weekend approached
it was time to be transfered. We where transported on a little blue bus to St.
Charles IYC for reception and classification. We stayed 2 weeks their and it was
decided we would carry out our sentence at Harrisburg IYC.
When we got off the bus we
where showered givin our uniform and assigned a cell block. I was assigned to
K-Wing. Friend A was assigned to K-Wing. Friend B was assigned to D-Wing which I
now know is the worse block ever.
Let me take a brake and tell
you that this youth prison is not runned by the guards. The inmates control the
yard. There are gang fights, stabbings, assaults, theft, sexually assaults, and
now I know of prostitution.
Anyways back to the story
when I was escorted to my cell it was empty and friend B was escorted upstairs
to his cell. I then asked the guard why wasent my friend in the same cell I was
in. He responded with this comment you know "There once was a magical cell where
their was a boy who enjoyed taking advantage of boys and hes gonna love it when
there is a new person in his cell THE END!"
Well at that time I didnt
know what hell he was talking about but I was soon gonna find out. The next day
when I went to the yard after breakfast some inmates came up to me and asked
what I was in for etc. I told them and then out of know where they told me that
I was in a cell with a notorious inmate that has sex with other inmates by
force. I told them "Bullshit" They told me to walk over to the basketball court
so they could show me something.
When we got there I saw
apparently gang members receving candy and more stuff from other inamtes in
exchange the gang members grab a girl and pushed him over to the other inmate.
Well I thought it was a girl but it was really a boy and the inmate who now I
know purchased the "girl" went on the track and went behind it and I dont know
what happened but I ahve my ideas.
I asked does sex really go
on in this place and they where telling me all the time. Here in my head im
thinking shit im gonna get raped but then I thought Im 5,11 and 220 pounds and I
lift weights nothing would happen. Then I asked them what types of inmates
getted raped they said anyone. They also said that there is gonna be at least
one new inamte "turned out" because Devon (A Prison Gang Leader) is getting a
After a week my cellmate
came back his name was D.H he said "Ahh Yeah A New Bitch" I didnt speak he then
replied " Dont worry your not gonna suck my dick tonight Im gonna show you off
to my boys and tell them how your gonna get turned out and then he shoved me"
This guy D.H. was about 6 foot one but he was less my weight and I was better
build than him.
When we were let out of
cells I didnt go out to the yard in fear of waht would happen I stayed in our
cell block and chilled out in the room. When we where let out of the cells
though it seemed like the whole block was looking down at me like they knew
But back to the dayroom I
eventually decided to leave the day room and Check out other cell blocks I went
to D-Wing to see my friend "B" I was shocked when I saw him he had on "lipstick"
and his eye was swollen and he had fresh scars.
I asked another inmate what
happend to him he told me he was turned out And beaten I attempted to run over
to talk to him but the inamte grabbed me and said no talking to him now is like
being turned out yourself. I really felt bad for him because one for the fact he
was raped and that know one would speak to him during lunch and he was picked on
by Devon one of the jails gang leaders.
Well at exactly 9:01 PM when
its time to go in our cells D.H. has a grin on his face and I had a bad feeling
what was gonna happen. Well about 30 minutes later I got up for a pee and
suddenly he ran from behind me and choked me while trying to pull my pants down.
When he got my pants down I elbowed him in his eye and punched him in his jaw. I
didnt realize I could swing so hard cause I knocked the bottom of his jaw out of
socket and while he was bleeding badly. I called for a guards help. He saw the
blood and called on his radio for the T.A.C.T. team I was rushed down on the
ground a taken to Self Contain.
The next day the warden came
to my Solitary Cell and said do you realize what you have done etc. and he said
your gonna spend 10 days on self contain. That was hell but after I was let out
I spoke to my mom on visitation and she was working on getting me out of here.
She had already heard that I was contained.
I was taken to D Wing and
assigned a single cell. Later that night 3 dudes came to my cell and first beat
me down and put me on my knees and said "Your gonna suck our dicks and then
where gonna fuck you in the ass until it bleeds." I was crying while on my
They all unzipped their
pants and told me to suck it I refused and one Of them pulled out a shank but I
still refused I would have rather dyed Instead of making me suck there cock
since I guess they decided I wasent they masturbated until they came on my face
and said your dead bitch for hitting D.H. and left. I was humiliated but then
angry because our cells are electricly opened and a guard had to let them in.
I cleaned myself up and
cryed myself to sleep. The next day I went to P.C. for fear of my life I did
like 11 days of P.C. before I was released from prison on my appeal. I was so
happy that I got out but most of all I was happy that I didnt get raped although
I still was humiliated because males ejaculated on my face.
Although I did have to serve
30 days in the detention center for Assaulting D.H. which wasent that bad I felt
bad for friend (A) because hes still serving his sentence. And friend (B) who
was raped and turned out. I never heard from Friend (B) again but Friend (A)
wrote me and said that Friend (B) killed Devon for rapping him and making him
turn to prostitution.
I was also told that he was
sent to a Adult Maximum Prison and givin a 15 year sentence. I thought that
sincec he got raped at a youth prison he was gonna get killed at a adult jail.
The message im trying to get across is prison is not a place for anyone to go
all of this "jail rape" is real and it can happen to anyone of any race and of