Josh in DS2 (Disciplinary Segregation, Stage 2). Despair
13.5 x 17.5
Josh is a guy who, in expression of thought and action, is about 14 years old. When I crossed paths with him he was being teased by other people in the seg unit, not for being slow, rather for being in prison for having sex with a teenage girl when he was in his early twenties. Sometimes he would pace back and forth. Other times he would silently stand at the door for hours holding himself and staring at the ground. I use to wonder what was happening inside him that would bring him to this point. Then I realized I had been there just like all of the other people that ever done a long stint in seg. It changes you. It gets iside you and rubs all of them secret places that we all hide and run from. Here in seg, there is no running from it. So it chews on your soul, slowly like the last meal of a man scheduled for execution.