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Link: | Asbury Park Press.

February 18, 2008

Anthony Parisi, 39, of Gloucester City. Parisi, a former patient, is also a former Golden Gloves boxer who is proudest of pictures taken of him posing with the Los Angeles Lakers cheerleaders. But in March 2007, depressed that his boxing career hadn't panned out, he spent time in Ancora.

Parisi said he witnessed a sexual assault of a young woman while he was in the hospital.

Link: Courier Post

"They definitely sell contraband to the patients. There are good staff there who try to help people. But there are people there who turn it into an industry, where they make money on the side," said Anthony Parisi, 39, a former Ancora patient who now works as a community organizer in Gloucester City.

NOTE: Thanks to WOW 2 who sent in this information on Mr. Parisi via a recent comment. ~Bill Cleary