From T-Bone (Letter 30)

T-Bone is a massively-built spiritual ex-Marine, who uses fighting skills to stop prison rape. T-Bone’s latest letter:

Things have been on edge for some time now because of the racist attitudes a lot of these guys have here. Apparently the “fellas,” the guys who are in charge, who call the shots for the Mexicans and the whites, said that none of their race can live with a black man. The Mexicans and the whites will back each other up on this rule and will even riot over it.

They moved a Native American guy in with me and all hell almost broke out because I am black. I said, “Why are you guys tripping? Why do you act like black people have an incurable disease or something?”

The Native American guy moved out and the guards moved a white guy in and the same thing happened. I couldn’t care less what colour a person is.

The next thing that happened was a butt bandit came up to me and said that a gay white boy in our pod is his, and that I need to mind my own business if he wants to take him in the shower.
I said I couldn’t care less what he did with his own body and all I can do is tell him the truth about things.

So the gay kid went into the shower with him, and there were three other guys wanting their turn. I was in my cell, reading, when someone yelled T-bone. I walked out and looked towards where the yell came from.

The butt bandit and his friends saw me and stopped. The gay kid came by my cell and said thank you, before rolling out of the pod.

It’s a huge misconception in here that gay people want to be harmed and/or gang raped because they are gay.

After we came off lockdown, I talked to those guys. It simply came down to them not having the spirit of self-control.

One of them came up to me and tried to take advantage of the fact that I am a Christian. He started yelling at me, saying that I owed him this and that and he got up in my face. I didn’t owe that guy anything at all. He was trying to play me with the old game of testing me. He made a move like he was going to hit me and down he went.

I know I have a long way to go. A looooooong way to go. Self-control!

I now have two books featuring T-Bone, the hard-hitting Prison Time and a self-help book, Lessons

Shaun Attwood  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi T-Bone,
.....Hot-diggity-dam, prison is a violent place! You're a good man, T-Bone...That is the highest compliment that I personally can give to another man. Because I know how this world can basically force a truly good man into doing bad things, and turn him into a bad person. There are people in our world who will never have a criminal record, and will never see the inside of a jail cell. They do not do anything that is deemed "criminal", and that would require them to be jailed. And yet they still do lots of bad things to their fellow human beings, and will never be punished for it. I understand that by not going along with the racism in prison, you are breaking "the criminal code". And that puts your life in danger. Still, I am very proud of you that you didn't object to sharing a cell with a human being that is a different skin color than you. There is only one "race": THE HUMAN RACE. I can only pray that I have the courage that you have, so that I can do the right thing like you have, if I ever end up in prison. T-Bone, I know that you are a very spiritual and religious person. Remember that God decides when and how we die. We humans can be cautious and sensible and everything in how we live, and we should be. But in the end, God decides when He will call us home to Heaven. If you ever have doubts, leave your life completely in God's Hands. All that we can do is have faith in God, and try to be good to our fellow human beings. When the gay man told you, "Thank You", for saving him...there is no war medal that ranks higher than that simple, "Thank you."...Please be careful and watch your back, brother. Remember that God sees all of our actions. May God bless you, T-Bone. :)
Much Love And Respect - Azar