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Hey, anybody come at you yet? Anybody get to you yet? Hey we all need friends here...I could be a friend to you.
~ Bogs to Andy Dufresne.
Honey, hush. That's it, you fight. Better that way!
~ Bogs to Andy as he and the Sisters rape him.

Bogs Diamond is a minor antagonist in the book, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and a major antagonist in its film adaptation The Shawshank Redemption.

He was portrayed by Mark Rolston.


Bogs is the leader of the Sisters, a gang of prison rapists who attempt to rape and brutalize the protagonist, Andy Dufresne, for an unspecified but long amount of time.

According to Red, one of the protagonists, neither Bogs nor the other Sister were homosexual, meaning they subjected Andy to years of torture merely out of pure sadism.

At one point, Bogs threatens to stab him in the skull unless he agrees to have oral sex with him and one of his men Andy had punched in an attempt to fight them off. He manages to prey on his ignorance, but Bogs brutally beats Andy and sends him to the infirmary for a month instead.

As a consequence for this act, he is given a week in solitary confinement. This eventually stops when Captain Byron Hadley (who saw how useful Andy was) beats Bogs to the point of permanently crippling him. He's later sent to a minimal security hospital and his gang leave Andy alone.

In the original novella, Bogs is a minor character as he's only mentioned once and simply transferred out of Shawshank instead of being crippled by Hadley and taken to a security hospital. While he is a member of the Sisters in the book, he is not their leader.