Scared Straight At 42

No. I would not like any salt on that.

Joe Bee
The Haven


Photo by Hasan Almasi on Unsplash

Scared Straight is not my dad jumping out of my closet in a Jason mask, trying to frighten the gayness from my body.

It’s a program started by New Jersey inmates in the 1970s to horrify delinquents into staying out of prison.

On paper, the program seems like it would be a smashing success, but studies indicate…