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Not for Reproduction Q-Notes Not for ReproductionB E H I N D BPrisoner shares his sordid storyfrom page 23A R Sincarceration and reading law books& Observer in Raleigh published a frontpagearticle about my lawsuit. The article stands because it is still pending. But since I who want me to avert my eyes. But there areI can’t discuss much about where the case being looked at, and I don’t disrespect thoseexplaining the procedure.If theyQdidn’t want to tell me exactly-what was pickedNup by The Associated PressOand filed the suit, I haven’tThad any trouble gettingEplenty of exhibitionists who Sdon’t mind onein those publications warranted their disapproval,maybe they could explain it to a fed-the state and on many news source webNone of this is about trying to get photos— Joe Urbaniak was sentenced in 1995 tofeatured in practically every newspaper in my magazines and books.bit, and neither do I. Prison isn’t all bad. ◗eral judge.sites. It even made USA Today.Not long or magazines showing naked men. The policy 20 years imprisonment for indecent libertiesTo represent me, the court appointed after, my attorney was speaking about the is clear on those kinds of publications and Iwith a child and crime against nature.North Carolina Legal Service, Inc., a state-case with a talk show host on a local NPR am not fighting against it. I simply want to beHe hopes to be released in 2012. He wasfunded group of attorneys who representinmates in North Carolina prisons andjails. I received a letter from one of theirattorneys, Dawn Ducoste, who congratulatedme on the clarity and thoroughness ofmy complaint, and agreed that my rightshad been violated.To my surprise, in August 2007 The Newsradio station.Needless to say, I became something of acelebrity here at Harnett Correctional. For thenext few weeks, when I walked past smallgroups of guys on the yard, I would hear,“That’s the guy who was in the paper — theone who filed the lawsuit against the D.O.C,”and they would look at me with awe.allowed to receive publications that are aboutthe gay community, its lifestyle, health, entertainmentand history.As for seeing men in the nude, I can seethat here everyday when I take a shower,which is ironic. Who wouldn’t rather see livenaked men as opposed to a picture in a magazine?Of course, not all the men in here likeAroundThe Carolinasawarded Second Place for Memoir in the 2003PEN Prison Writing Awards and has recentlyearned his B.A. in Business Administration.He has requested that Q-Notes publish hiscontact information in hopes of findingpenpals. Write him at P.O. Box 1569, Lillington,NC 27546. All correspondence should includehis inmate number: 0415899.Q - N O T E SQ - N O T E SQ - N O T E S24 NOVEMBER 1 . 2008 • QNotesQ-Notes Not for Reproduction Q-Notes

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