Kevin has a wild sense of humor, and is respected by Shaka and his pals and part of their circle. Shaka says,
Kevin was one of the few white guys who were cool enough to hang with our little circle. (10.3)
Tragically, Kevin is raped soon after he arrives at Michigan Reformatory. Shaka and his friends want to rescue Kevin, but can't because they're also new to the Reformatory and are outnumbered. Even more tragically, Kevin commits suicide that night.