Wednesday, June 06, 2012
"[H]e found the inmates kind and curious. They gave him soap and a toothbrush, taught him to play Aces, offered fist bumps and words of encouragement. They threw their arms around his shoulders and posed for mock-photographs, miming a camera; they brandished newspaper articles on his arrest, and asked him to autograph them.

On his final night, one man, imposingly muscled and taciturn, who hadn’t yet spoken to Mr. Miyakawa, broke his silence, telling him, 'All these famous artists suffered before they became famous.'"

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