Dinesh D’Souza Confined With 400-Pound Bunkmate
It’s not 24/7, but it’s nighttime confinement, as profiled in a bizarre Vanity Fair article by Evgenia Peretz.
D’Souza tells Peretz that on his first night in the center, his 400-pound bunkmate struck up a conversation: “He goes, ‘Hey, man, what are you in for?’ I go, ‘Campaign-finance violation.’ He goes, ‘What the fuck does that mean?’ I go, ‘Well, my friend was running for the Senate, and I gave her too much money. I raised money for her in the wrong way.’ So he goes, ‘Shit! Can you raise money for me?’ I go, ‘No.’ Then there was the mandatory rape class, which was about ‘establishing that all of us have a right not to be raped.’ Very reassuring.”
D’Souza does show flashes of self-reflection. Looking back on the recent events in his life, he tells Peretz, “Part of what you learn about life is that a wrecking ball can come out of nowhere, and it isn’t just going to take out your left toe. It can hit you right in the middle and take you down.”