"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,
except as a punishment for crime
whereof the party shall have been duly
convicted, shall exist within the United States,
or any place subject to their jurisdiction."





"First of all, you have to relax eventually.
[...]
And so I was there with a bunch of white guys and Terry put a claim on me. He was a burglar from Texas who had grown up in the circus and he was very nice to me [but] had one really peculiar custom. Any time he had to take a piss, he would make me open my mouth, and he'd and piss in my mouth. And whenever somebody was moved in the cell, they'd see this really tough guy—Terry—making me drink his piss. And they'd get freaked out and intimidated and they never challenged him. He never had to fight in that cell. Everybody regarded him as the king. It was a totally effective tactic."
[...]
[The other time], the four white Marines came up to me in a group and said You're moving in with us, like that. We just stayed in that cell 24/7 and these guys being 19, 20, 21, 21-the horniest time of their life-they were bored all the time. And the way they would deal with their boredom was . . .
[...]
[It] was a very religious experience."


Full interview:
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