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Richard Hatch really wants out of prison

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 16th 2006 2:31PM
richard hatchRichard Hatch has been corresponding from prison with a Boston gay publication called Edge-- proclaiming his innocence and calling prison "torture" for an innocent man. He's serving four years in prison, remember, for failing to pay income tax on his Survivor winnings and related income.

In his letters, Hatch says that the first six months of incarceration were awful. There were reports he was being held in segregation for his own safety, but what the reports didn't say--and what Hatch claims--is that 51 other rapists, murderers, and pedophiles were segregated along with him from the general prison population. Now Hatch is in a lovely prison compound that kind-of sounds like Martha Stewart's camp cupcake. He's in West Virginia, in a wilderness setting where there is all sorts of wildlife. And he's teaching fellow inmates study skills and helping them search for jobs. Most of all, he's miserable without his spouse, Emiliano Cabral (they were married in Canada before the trial). "Emi", as Hatch calls him, has moved back to his native Argentina because his American visa only allows for six-month stays.

Hatch says he does plan to appeal his conviction and he also says the prosecuting attorneys lied about him on several occasions during the trial. The court is expected to decide whether to hear the case in 2007.

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Sonia

OMG I didn't even know he was sent to jail! Personally I think it's pretty sad that he got sent to jail for 4 years just for not paying taxes, That's crazy! And I think you are being to harsh, he wasn't that bad.

November 23 2006 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dave

Did he have to be from Argentina.

November 16 2006 at 9:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Good.

November 16 2006 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Doug

since he says he did not do it ,when he gets out he should write a book saying "if i did do it,this is how i would have",Contact FOX TV and maybe get a special

November 16 2006 at 7:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Whoosh

WE ALL WANT OUT OF PRISON.
SIGNED,
A FAN WITH SOAP

November 16 2006 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gig

Tucker, wouldn't they be one in the same for Hatch?

November 16 2006 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tucker

Guess they sent him to federal, pound-me-in-the-ass prison instead of white-collar, conjugal-visit prison.

November 16 2006 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony B

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast...well I guess Richard now playing Survivor: Prison Time?

November 16 2006 at 4:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Doug Stewart

Does he say anything about missing his adopted son?

November 16 2006 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TomB

This guy's such a joke. What an idiot. Let him rot.

November 16 2006 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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