An American Prison Rape

Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by in other countries

Last May in St. Louis I saw my high school buddy Mike for the first time since he’d been locked up four years ago. We were troublemakers in high school. I went my separate way for university, but he continued in a life of crime. He was caught moving over 100 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to St. Louis. He did his time in a Southern prison.

At our friend’s wedding he told me prison stories. I told him about this blog and that I’d like to publish them. Our plan was to publish each of the six fights he got in. On the day we met, he started with the stories and I took notes, asking questions along the way. After two stories he got bored and said fights aren’t the most interesting aspects of prison.

“What are?” I asked. How drugs are smuggled in. The gangs and politics. The sex – sex between inmates, sex between inmates and guards (female or gay), the rapes.

“Rapes?” I asked. He said he saw one guy get raped. The story he told was more compelling than his fights. It had implications in race, prison politics, and street smarts. So instead of Mike’s 6 fights (4-1-1 according to him), here’s the story of a peckerwood getting raped.

“Peckerwood” is a derogatory term black guys call white guys. Aryan race gangs have adopted the term as a rite of passage. Mike saw “PECKERWOOD” tattoos across the backs of not just Aryans but bikers, Irish Mob, and other white guys. He never found out exactly what it meant, but he knew the tattoo had to be earned, most likely for some violent act against a black inmate.

Peckerwood showed up to prison with the PECKERWOOD tattoo across his back. However, he’d never been to prison. That was his first mistake: getting an Aryan prison gang tattoo when you’ve never been to prison. This caused a scandal, especially with the Aryans who run the prison and award the tattoo.

Mike heard through the grapevine that the Aryans pulled Peckerwood aside for a talk about his tattoo. Mike is 100% positive they gave him a chance to earn it. He didn’t know what they asked him to do, but he’s sure they gave Peckerwood a chance to earn his PECKERWOOD tattoo.

A week went by and Peckerwood hadn’t done as he was told. That was his second mistake. The Aryans got a hold of him one night and burned the PECKERWOOD tattoo off his back. I didn’t know tattoos could be burned off. Apparently they can.

The next day Peckerwood requested segregation housing. I’ve never been to prison but I’ve heard you do NOT request segregation housing. It’s the equivalent of going to the guards and saying, “I’m a bitch, I can’t protect myself.” They put you in solitary confinement where you don’t interact with other inmates. It’s almost exclusively for snitches.

Peckerwood was locked up for a minor drug charge; he’d have been out in just eight months. However, that deal’s not available for segregation housing. If he wanted protection, he’d be locked up for two years. After a day or two in segregation he requested to be put back in general population. That was his third mistake. Going back to gen pop being labeled a bitch.

In states like Texas and California, I’ve heard you have to join a race gang the day you go in. Even though I get along well with blacks and Mexicans, there’s no mixing. You stick to your color. This prison wasn’t that extreme. There are independent crews of 5 – 10 guys down to defend each other, not just race gangs. Peckerwood’s only options weren’t the Aryans, bikers, or Irish Mob. Small groups of normal guys stick together too. My friend Mike was the leader of such a crew. Around the time Peckerwood left segregation housing, an Aryan approached Mike and told him nobody was to take Peckerwood in. They put the word out with all the white crews: Peckerwood would finish his time alone.

Anybody going back into general population after segregation housing would be labeled a bitch. Every bully and tough guy in the place would fuck with him. Mike says Peckerwood still could’ve finished his time without the situation getting worse. He would’ve been slapped around, tripped, had his food stolen, etc.

But then Peckerwood made his fourth mistake. Despite being shunned by all the white crews, he thought he could salvage a decent time and make friends. He started hanging out with infamous black gang, the Crips. He sat with them at meals. They shared cigarettes and snacks.

This went on for a few weeks until one day Mike was going into the bathroom. Mike was a Crip himself as a teen, and he was friendly with some of them. A Crip he knew was watching the entrance to the bathroom and greeted him, “Wassup, cuzz?” Thinking nothing of it, Mike greeted him back. As he went further into the bathroom the guy at the door asked, “You see anything tonight?” At that moment Mike saw Peckerwood bent over a toilet grunting, while a homo Crip was fucking him.

Mike says Homo Crip had another punk. After Homo Crip fucked Peckerwood, he had his other punk fuck him. Peckerwood got fucked by two black guys consecutively. Talk about hard time!

The Crips threw a party for Peckerwood afterwards. Everybody got together for cigarettes, snacks, and drugs. He was brought into the family. He didn’t get fucked by everybody in the gang, only Homo Crip. But Homo Crip fucked him his whole time in prison. Mike added Peckerwood’s the type of guy to complete his parole with flying colors.

I read this story to The Mick, a prison veteran of three different countries. He said Peckerwood probably began to like it. That’s what happens.

More on prison rapes:

Mike told me, “Guys like us don’t get raped in prison. It’s the bottom 2 – 3%.” The guys who go in visibly scared, trembling. Guys in prison smell fear. Mike added that some guys are just born punks. They get to prison and see a crew of punks, and they immediately flock to them. They’re born bitches (my haters came to mind).

Mike added another group that gets raped are guys who were gay all along but never realized it. When they got to prison it just worked itself out naturally. They diet to lose weight and muscle mass. He saw guys smear their lips with whipped cream. He said he saw an ass massage once. He said it was done with as much love as he or I would do to a beautiful woman. These guys go in thinking they’re straight, maybe they even had girlfriends or wives. But once they’re in that environment, their true selves emerge.

Finally, he said NEVER BORROW ANYTHING. DON’T GET INTO DEBT. To run a store in prison is a tough job. It takes hustlers, salesmen, and violent people because of who your clients are. So if you borrow something (e.g., one Snickers today in exchange for two next week) and can’t pay it back, and your debt builds up and it’s clear you can’t pay, the seller has to save face somehow. He’ll rape you to collect his debt.

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29 Responses to “An American Prison Rape”

  1. Rodney

    20. Dec, 2011

    I was a teacher in a Southern prison for many years so this story is not hard to believe. It is a completely different world behind bars.

  2. Samuel

    20. Dec, 2011

    Dang, man. I have a friend doing hard time in Colorado right now. Getting raped in prison is a serious nightmare.

    I did some time in county a few years ago, and while it was safe and clean, I developed a fear anyway: living in a cage.

    Even in the best environment, you are living in a cage, and life is going on outside. You get no love from your girl, no hugs from your kids. Your life ticks away, and falls apart on the outside. When you get out, you are a vagabond.

    I am a bit of an outlaw, but I will do everything I can to avoid that cage. Especially the kind of cage where rape and assault happens.

  3. Alex

    20. Dec, 2011

    Wonder if that shit happens in Colombia

  4. TheWorldOrBust

    21. Dec, 2011

    Shit! now I know what NOT to do in the pen.

  5. steve

    21. Dec, 2011

    in cali we do soft time for sentences under a year. we can click up with other races when doing soft time, i’ve never done hardtime.

  6. J.R.

    21. Dec, 2011

    One word review for Colin’s prison rape story: “Ouch!”

  7. Rubio

    22. Dec, 2011

    Here in Colombia they have conjugal visits every Sunday, so the inmates get regular sex from the opposite sex if they want…

  8. Jimmy

    24. Dec, 2011

    Prison sucks so bad that guys fight over who gets to crap at prime time in the morning.

  9. Jimmy

    26. Dec, 2011

    Never came close to prison. Went to county jail for alcohol related offenses like DUI, public intoxication, and disturbing the peace. I was extremely ashamed when I had people I knew guarding me in jail. My fellow prisoners urged me to use my connections to smuggle weed into the jail. One trick was to pass along the address of the guard and see if he parked his car outside his home. If so, tape a bag of weed inside the bumper. Prisoners on gardening detail would then sneak over to the vehicle and grab the weed. I never participated in any such schemes. By then my Irish Catholic guilt had shamed to the point where I hit bottom.

    Jimmy Huero

  10. Anonymous

    27. Dec, 2011

    There is a documentary called “Turned out” that you can find on youtube. It basically chronicles all the stuff in this article.

  11. Colin

    27. Dec, 2011

    Great documentary! However it should be taken with a grain of salt since that Alabama prison was 85% black. Being white you’ll often be a minority, but 85% is just hell. I would think Alabamans would consider that before getting involved in crime.

  12. Chris

    07. Jan, 2012

    Whoa. I wasn’t sure what t expect of this entry coming in (I worried for your safety, heh) but this was a seriously fascinating read.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Rawley

    22. Jan, 2012

    Good article and it sounds accurate. The funny thing is that guy in his story was such a bitch he took a dick just for protection but it still was not actual rape. The worst story you could tell a kid is about some big scary dude raping you while you fight and claw to get away..it simply doesn’t happen that way.

    Funny thing about Prison is that it always sucks regardless, but depending on your race and where you do your time, it makes a world of difference. Some states are 80% white pop while others like lets say Alabama..are 70-80% black.

    Here in the city of DC the jails are packed with majority black probably 85-90% and it sucks for hispanics or whites…this is just city lock up. But since DC is a Federal zone and not a state, these DC blacks run shit locally until they get shipped off to do their time in a Federal Pen sometimes that means Montana. Arizona, New Mexico etc where the blacks are drastically outnumbered by whites and Mexicans and boy the brothers aren’t so tough and alpha anymore. Oh and pretty much nobody but nobody likes blacks. I mean leaving political correctness and what we are “supposed” to say asside, blacks are really not welcome by most cultures and especialy not in a locked up kind of culture.

  14. Matt

    09. May, 2012

    3 months in county…was supposed to do 5…but it’s kinda crowded in California. You see all kinds of shit in jail. I was lucky enough to get put on a detail crew…so I went to work to pass my 90 days. But the race shit in California is 100% true…and it really makes no damn sense what so ever. If a fight breaks out, you gotta fight, if you are seen not fighting your own race does a flight on you…two hold your arms…and every person in your race gets like 10 seconds to beat the shit out of you. If you are in a dorm with 60+ people…at that point being a ‘wood isn’t bad…not too many of them in jail. so prolly not alot in your block. But you got the brothers…who usually stuck together wether they were crips or bloods…though they had their own little spays internally. You had VERY few Northsiders..Mexicans from Northern Cali…I was in San Diego..so lots of Southsiders…and Pisas…Mexicans from Mexico…and the 3 don’t really get along. There was also a block just for the trannys…which was always a spectacle when serving food….although one did have a REALLY nice set of tits…jaja…shit is completely political/racial on the inside. And it makes no sense to me what so ever. But I did get a chance to read a shit ton of books…

  15. Anonymous

    04. Aug, 2012

    Honestly, whites getting rape in prison is so funny. They steal, rape, kill, and fondle young boys and girls, so the pain they get in prison is well deserved. A lot of cultures hate white americans. Almost every eastern culture hates whites…native americans, asians, indians…africans. So to be PC about this, please don’t think that YOU are accepted by every culture because we despise you. True blacks are looked upon too well either, but I can’t sand whites. Oh, I’m Asian!

  16. Chad

    05. Aug, 2012

    Once worked as a prison guard. Saw both sides of the fence, those who didn’t like it and those who did or learned to like it. No matter the case, it was and is a dangerous problem. Not to mention the various diseases that spread within and without the prison walls. Although the inmates are where they deserve to be, they are still humans with rights. No “matter” what they did. Something needs to be done to correct the situation or society is going to have even more dangerous criminals.

  17. gary

    16. Aug, 2012

    i was one of the lower percent. i spent some time for stealing cars. i ended up as a”wife”to my cellmate. i performed oral on him several times a day. he saved my ass for special occasions,like lockdowns. i was also used by other inmates if my”hubby” made any deals.

    I was 20 when I went in. I knew I had to submit to someone,so I figured my cellmate was my only choice. I told how it was my first time in and he understood what I was leading to. We”sealed the deal”that night and said he would let everyone know I was his. He wasn’t rough with me,and was always there if I had to”close a deal”with another inmate.He was also careful who he let use me. It may sound strange,me talking positive about him,but if it wasn’t for him,I’m not sure I would have made it. He alway praised me,telling how nice it felt inside me or how great lip service I gave him.I don’t know if he was falling in love with me,if he took our role as a”couple”to a whole new level or if he wanted me to feel good about what I was doing. After I got out,I talked to a therapist and he told me I did what I did to survive. Before I went in,I was somewhat bi-curious.There were even times I almost offered myself to my guy friends.After I got out,I was open with my guy friends about my sexual orientation and had relations with one of them.

    I see two things had happened to me::
    1)Me being used sexually while inside.
    2)Me opening up sexually when I got out.

  18. J

    02. Oct, 2012

    For Chad, I feel sorry for you that you have so much hatred towards another race. Have you done your lineage and sure you are you 100% of Asian(that’s a broad ban)? Have you thought about going back to your homeland or are opportunities not so good there.

    As for the whole Prison Rape, noo one deserves that kind of treatment. It’s a pecking order just like dogs do. So have really come that far in our society?

  19. NotSaveToRevealName

    30. Dec, 2013

    This story is sooo mild compared to those you hear from South African ex-prisoners. 50% of “clean” men entering the prisons, leave having contracted HIV.

    The only sure way to leave a South African prison is if you join the 26’s or 27’s within “The Numbers Gang”. It is very hard to become a 26 or 27, to become a 26 you need to have been a high ranking gangster or have enough “friends” already in the 26’s who can vouch for you. To become a 27 its a bit easier, you have to be is a proven assassin on the outside or kill a prisoner or guard upon orders of a high ranking 27.

    If you do not meet the requirements to join the the 26’s or 27’s you have another option, you can join the 28’s this level is intended for rapists….sex is the requirement you need to meet to join the 28’s, you can beg the 28 to let you join as lower ranking member, low ranking members of the 28 have to work in the kitchen by day and at night, they perform sexual acts on each other as a form of entertainment and a sign of respect for the higher ranking 28’s. IF you are a white dude and not a member of the number gang by the times lights out on your first night….your life becomes a living hell in most cases you will be raped….not by just one guy but all 50 guys squeezed into your cell intended to house only 10 inmates. The South African government does not acknowledge the existence of homosexuality and therefore refuses to provide condoms in prison.

    The Numbers Gang is purely prison gang, but every gang on the outside kisses their ass and shows them the highest of respect. This means that prison guards and wardens are targeted and trapped by gangs outside the prisons. Their family members are regularly kidnapped and held hostage. For a guard who has been targeted their is a way out….they can show respect by willingly bringing a female family member as a visitor to the prison and offering them for 1 hour as a sexual tribute to a high ranking numbers gang member.

    So you guys in the USA think you know about rape culture in prison’s……..LOL

  20. butch callons

    19. Jan, 2014

    I don’t think I would take a dick in my mouth or asshole. I would rather fight maybe die than be turned out gay.i am personally gay myself and its a hard life to live in this world.i would rather be straight. but we are what we are. I don’t think society will ever accept gay people. because we judge what we cant understand negatively.

  21. al olshove

    03. Feb, 2014

    to butch collans i have a friend in prison. he couldn’t fight so he took a dick in the asshole and mouth. he said after the pain getting broke out as a virgin. it began to feel good he was fucked for two hours. after that he was gay he said it was something about the sex he couldn’t explain. he believes that’s why most men wont try it. fear they will learn they like it. and scared of getting there anal cherry popped the pain. and they fear what society would think. and its taboo sex.

  22. al olshove

    03. Feb, 2014

    myself personally am not wired gay. i don’t hate gays or my gay friend. like i told him he respects my boundaries. and i will respect his. i can think of better sex practices for pleasure. than getting dicked in the shitter that has to be extremely painfull ouch, ouch, ouch. no way not getting m asshole stretched. oh lord. but i wont judge what i cant understand. but i don’t wish to know………..

  23. Doug Fortun

    07. Jun, 2014

    I’m sure I am one of the guys who would turn into a total fem and before a week was up I’d be wearing slutty panties and lip stick and slave to some huge black guy sucking his awesome cock.

  24. smasher

    22. Aug, 2014

    I had a Nephew that lived in Brooklyn. He was never out of trouble. He bullied the smaller kids and the punks that couldn’t fight. He became a Drug user and felony offender. He soon found himself doing Jail time at the age of 15 in an upstate youth detention center. He had a friend from the same neighborhood of the same age unlike himself. This kid was fat, blonde, and ran from any confrontations. He was arrested as a result of being in the wrong company. His first night there he was sharing a prison dorm with my Nephew and about 20 teen Black Inmates as they were the only White ones there. My Nephew caught beat downs and fought back which kept him from being Raped. His friend was another story. As his friend lay on his cot this bigger black inmate approached him and demanded to know if he had any hair on his Ass. His friend panicked and just answered “NO” repeatedly until the big boy slapped him across the face making him turn on his Stomach and bury his face in his pillow. The Black one then pulled down his briefs and threw them on the floor. He then removed his own briefs and Anally raped him. As he was being Raped he just moaned into his pillow as the other inmates formed a line waiting their turns. This continued for about two weeks until one night when suddenly he turned his face out from the pillow and silently began smiling. When the inmate that was fucking him saw that he began to whisper to his ear ” Yau my White Mama”. His friend began to like it and with that this inmate became his Husband. His friend was released and now lives a Homosexual lifestyle with a Black Husband as well.

  25. alex

    26. Sep, 2014

    in prison most young boys first time inside. they usually get there anal streched. but they alot of times at first squeal and yelp. how it hurts. after a few minutes once they guy goes up in the youngman. he starts to like it. a friend of mine got raped in prison. he siad once they busted him out. he siad it was not bad. he enjoyed it. so much for being straight when he went in. he is a friend of mine.i feel for him. but he knows i dont get into that. he wanted to put his thing in my butt. i said no way. he and i respect each other. and i dont hold him getting turned out against him. i mean look he was in prison very young.

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