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Rodney Smith
Rodney is currently serving an eight-year sentence at a Louisiana prison. He’s committed to ensuring that no one else has to suffer sexual abuse in detention. His last name has been changed to protect him from retaliation.

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Openly Gay Men Behind Bars Are Told We Deserve What We Get -- But Nobody Deserves This

(119) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 11:34 AM

Life behind bars can be a terrifying experience for anyone. For a person who is openly gay, it is often pure hell.

I won't ever forget my first 24 hours in jail. I can block out the faces of the men who sexually assaulted me, but I'm still haunted by...

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