First I'd like to start by saying thank you for taking a little time out of your busy day to visit this website and in particular for reading my introduction. I'm 33 years old, 6 feet tall and weigh 180 lbs. I have brown eyes and black hair. I know this may sound just like every other drab introduction letter, but I've never written an introduction like this to a pen-pal site before, so I ask that you bear with me as I get through this. I've been incarcerated for awhile now and don't write much. But I do write to my family. I'm pretty much an outgoing person who takes a chance every now and then and enjoys meeting people. Unfortunately, being in jail you don't get to meet a lot of people, so when I heard this website being advertised over the radio, I became both happy and excited about having the chance to meet you, and to learn about what your likes and dislikes are. Since I've been here, I've learned a lot about myself: for instance, I've found that I like art and literature amongst other things. In fact, I've found that I enjoy learning about almost everything. Just recently I've been given a chance to take some college courses, and of course I had to jump at the chance of getting a higher education. I couldn't do it without financial help from my family. And, speaking of family, I come from a good-sized one. I have one sister and 4 brothers of which I'm the youngest and of course most handsome (!) I would really like to meet someone with an open mind and who doesn't mind writing in order to make a new friend. If you find yourself a little curious then go ahead and send me a few lines. I promise to answer your letter. Think of it this way: at the very least you'll come out of this experience with a new friend. Once again, thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I can't wait to hear from you.
Alberto Acostsa #E09793
I am a 55-year-old Mexican-American who has been locked up for going on 25 years, and slowly but surely have lost touch with what little family I have left. I am a man of varied interests, am what they call a jailhouse lawyer. Over the years I have been active in pursuing prison issues in the courts and also have helped more people than I can remember to pursue appeals of their criminal convictions in both state and federal courts.
I am an avid reader, and especially like anything to do with Mexican culture and history. I read and write Spanish and from time to time have been known to compose poetry if given the right inspiration.
Oh, and before I close let me say I am a big guy, 6”, 200lbs, shaved head and Aztec bronze skin tone.
Arcadio Acuna #C43165
Pelican Bay State Prison D6-133 (SHU)
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
My name is “Terco”. I’m 39 years old, approximately 5’9” and about 200 lbs. I’m of Mexican descent and grew up in Bassett, east of L.A. I’m bilingual, respectful, loyal and kind of shy at first. I have a sense of humor, which one must have in this place. I’m a pretty easygoing person.
I’m incarcerated at Pelican Bay’s security housing unit and we are locked up in the cell all day, although we do have the option of going out to a concrete yard for an hour and a half every day. I’ve been up here for a few years now. Since I’m not much of a writer my conversation might be somewhat limited so I’m looking for a pen pal to help break the monotony and maybe even catch a couple of visits while I’m at it. I still have some time left on my sentence so I’m not looking for a wife, maybe just a good friend who I could trust. So if you’re married with kids or engaged, it’s all good and I will respect that, as long as you enjoy writing.
I stay busy by working out and reading. A few months back I enrolled in some college correspondence courses so I’m working on earning an associate in arts degree. This is basically what my days consist of. If you respond to my ad feel free to ask me whatever it is you would like to know about me.
Respectfully submitted, “Terco”.
Victor Acuña D-33299
Pelican Bay State Prison D2-114
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City CA
My hope is to find a compatible friend, male or female, for
Rickey Adams P-09684
Greetings and Salutations. I am 25, my height is 6 feet, my weight is 170 lbs, my hair is black, my eyes are brown. I've been patiently searching for an outgoing, spontaneous pen pal with a beautiful mind and spirit. I've been incarcerated for 7 years now and I truly miss hearing a sweet voice or receiving inspirational letters of substance. Write and let's get to know each other on any level of life.
Jules Adderley P15591
So you are looking for someone to correspond with. Yeah, me too. I
am 28 years old, from Stockton, California, hear at the Bay now but
soon to be set free. I love to write, but this life is rather dull so
I’m hoping you can be my inspiration. I would definitely try to
be yours, so we can both have something to share and, who knows, maybe
learn from each other as well. I am an avid reader, not of any particular
subject. I just appreciate the fact that there’s something to
learn in everything one reads. I enjoy most sports, both as a participant
and spectator. I’m not an obsessive fan, but I do have my favorites
– perhaps you’ll care to know which ones? I am a very social,
friendly and down-to-earth person who likes to have fun. I just don’t
have anyone to share my enthusiasm with. I am hoping to find friendship
and meeting interesting people before I am set free. I admit that I
can also use some people who can perhaps teach me or show me the ropes
to life beyond these walls. If you think you are the right person, please
write. May all your days be good ones.
I am 37-years-old, born April 23, 1970 in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico, but was raised in Tulare County, CA. I am 5'8", 175 lb, with brown eyes and long eyelashes. I wear my hair short and have a goatee. Due to lack of sun at the moment I am light brown. I have a medium built body, as for looks, I have no photos right now, but will have one sent from my family.
George Louis Aldaco #J28737
I'm a 39-year-old Latino artist. I heard about the Pen Pal Program and think it is a great idea, cause some of us here don't have any mail coming. We don't have access to the internet or the means to put up ads on a pay site. It's rough to see the mailman just zoom by without stopping at the cell door. I've been down for 20 years with 8 left to go. As you many have heard, time moves very slow here at PBSP. I've been in isolation since 1987. The longer I stay here, the fewer relatives and friends are left behind.
I need to keep in touch with society. It's the best way to remain sane.
Without outside communication, people here can go insane. And they do.
There must be someone out there who would like to communicate with
Jaime Aleman D17790
Bobby Charles Allen
I'm a 47-year-old African American man, of average height and strongly built. My zodiac sign is Gemini. I'm intelligent, caring and passionate with a broad understanding, and a wild sense of humor. I'm looking for a mature intelligent person of any race with a similarly wild sense of humor. Let this be the initial step towards constructing a bridge between us that we can cross into the sanctum of integrity and trust.
Bobby Charles Allen C40689
May our Father bring two hearts together as friends. I'm a 26-year-old
black man,, patient and understanding. I'm not going to sell you no
drag about what I could do for you, I just hope you can separate the
real from the fake and give me a chance to be in your life. I like R
& B and rap music, love drawing , working out, playing football,
Kevin Allen K41879
Kevin D. Allen
I'm 37 years old, born on July 6th. In L.A. General Hospital and grew up in Silverdale, WA. I was raised around horses and other animals.
I'm looking for someone who would like to build a friendship based on honesty. I'm in prison for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, I'm a 3 striker, receiving 25 to life for having a gun while on parole.
I don't have any family that writes to me. Friends have faded away for reasons that I can understand. I'm a lonesome fella and want to find someone who just wants to build a cool, nonjudgmental friendship.
I love all animals but I love dogs the best. I enjoy the mountains and hiking and camping. I read pretty much anything I can get my mitts on. I'm working on getting my G.E.D.
I enjoy music - country, rock, and blues. Pretty much if it sounds good, I like it, with the exceptions of jazz, classical, and rap. I enjoy working out and love most all sports. I believe in God but I don't worship. I read the Bible on occasion.
Well this is just a little bit about me. I extend to you a brief shout out with hopes of finding a good ear..
Kevin Allen #E24908
Fore mostly, I truly hope this brief introduction finds you in good health and high spirits, as I am.
My name is Steven and I’ve been very interested in building a friendship with an open and honest lady who enjoys writing and expressing herself.
Although I am incarcerated, it still hasn’t prevented me from being productive and living a goal orientated lifestyle. It won’t be long til freedom and one of my goals is to surround myself with those who have my best interests at heart. I have never worked a day in my life due to spending my entire adult life locked away. There’s so much I’ve yet to experience in this world and what I’d like is an adventurous companion who will lead me to happiness.
I like to write songs and a variety of poetry, drawing and hobby crafts are also things I enjoy. Aside from those I love to read, whether it’s novels or history or world events. Reading has always been a way for me to expand my horizon.
I am 5”8, 180 lbs, white Mexican with a golden brown compexion.
My rlease date is 2013
Steven Allen Macias #P86080
Pelican Bay State Prison B3-230
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I'm taking this time to reach out and share some conversation with
sincere, open-minded individuals. As you can see I'm tucked away at
the infamous Pelican Bay, but don't let that discourage you. Be strong
Before, I found myself at the Bay Resort, I lived in sunny Los Angeles.
I miss all those sunny days, as I've been in the system now for a little
while. But don't panic, I'm not in the newspapers, and not that mean
I'm seeking to meet someone I can kick it with and exchange ideas, someone who could help me experience the world through his/her eyes and heart. But most importantly, a friend. Seeing how true friends are in short supply these days and I would give a loyal friend the respect and consideration he/she deserves. So, if you feel up to the task, spill a little ink my way, and I'll be sure to bounce back your way.
Raul Alvarado H01346
Hello, I am a single 30-year old Mexicano. I have been in Pelican Bay since 1997, but have learned to view this adverse experience as a major lesson in life, rather than a fatal blow to my spirit as some would like to believe. I am especially interested in drawing and learning what I can about this country's laws. I've lost contact with my friends and relatives so I do look forward to finding pen friends willing to share some words and ideas. Letters would be greatly appreciated and reciprocated.
Sergio Alvarez K42605
Bambari S. Kelly Anderson
Aaron Juaquin Apodaca
I'm a 33-year-old native Mexican, bilingual, and am studying a few other languages. I've been down 14 years and still have a few more to go. I'm looking for friendship. Someone willing to correspond and build a strong, long lasting, long distance friendship.
Jorge Aranda #E68278
Here's a little about myself: I'm 25 years old, single, born and
raised in the Bay Area. I do have a release date in May 2006. I've
been in prison since the year of 2000. I originally came to prison
for a charge
I believe it would be a positive experience for both me and someone willing to correspond. I like music of all types, I'm a very interesting person once you get to know me. Now if I have ignited a level of interest in you, go for it and send me a letter. Your efforts in writing me will be much appreciated.
Ernest Ard P-04350
I'm looking for a pen pal to share conversation with. I have a release date of 2008, but right now I'm not corresponding with anyone. I love sports and I love to exercise. I'm a very compassionate and understanding person. I'm a 49-year-old Mexican-American who was born and raised in San Diego, California. I would especially appreciate having a woman to write to.
Rudy Arias #E79060
Carlos F. Arias
Andrew Steven Avila
I'm from the San Fernando Valley, I enjoy sports, and I'm 39 years
of age. Honesty is very important to me. I'm a lifer, first timer.
Sad but true. I've been down 20 years now. I don't have any kids,
nor have I been married. I'm a single, young, Mexican-American who
is looking for a friend to share some good conversation with and if
you are feeling like that friend, feel free to write. I'll answer
all letters. Oh, by the way, you must be 18 years or older. Thank
you for your time. Hope to
Andrew S. Avila D62751
Greeting to all! My name is Renne but I go by Ren. I am a single white man from Stockton, California. I am 28 years old, have brown hair and brown eyes. I weigh around 150 lb, around 5”7, and I’m in decent shape due to daily exercise.
My charge is car jacking. I’ve been in for 6.5 years and have about 5 more to go. I’m looking for someone (female) that likes to write (pen pal or more). I always write back to someone A.S.A.P.
Well, that’s just about it for now.
Renne Baca #T58136
Pelican Bay State Prison C8-104
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Robert Malic Bailey
I'm a 29-year-old black man presently incarcerated for travelling a very destructive path.
Charles Baker #P54028
Garland Ray Baker
I'm a 53-year-old African-American man who has been incarcerated for thirty years. During this time, I have lost nearly all contact with family and friends on the outside. I'm 6'2" tall, weighing 200 lbs. I look and feel young and I'm physically fit. I love all sports and enjoy reading and writing. I'm liberal and open-minded. In a sincere effort to meet people for friendship, I appeal to anyone (women especially) who is compassionate, mature, down-to-earth, and has a good sense of humor. If you can let go of the stereotypes, I consider myself to be a decent human being, a man of integrity and high moral fiber. But you can judge that for yourself.
Garland Ray Baker #B67787
Hello ladies! You can call me Jay Dee. I’m 6 feet tall and weight
232 pounds – no fat. I’m baldheaded with a sexy smile and
chocolate as they come. I’m currently serving time for being too
handsome (smile), and I need someone to correspond with. I like to have
fun and laugh, but also to be there when it seems there’s nobody
else you cah share your problems with or ust talk about everyday life.
Johnny Baker #J31223
Hello! I am currently in prison for a long time and I really need a pen pal! My name is Daniel Balsy and I am Mexican, my age is 32 years. I am very open minded and like to make people laugh. It makes me feel good knowing that I could make someone happy. I was born and raised out of Long Beach, California.
Daniel Balsy #E81823
I'm Mexican, born and raised in east L.A. I'm doing an eight-year stretch and I'm due to hit the streets at the end of 2005. I'm looking for a pen pal for friendship or a possible relationship.
Noe Baltazar #H33006
My name is Joey, I’m 30 years old. I grew up in Orange County City Huntington Beach. As to what I enjoy doing it depends on the mood. I’m very spontaneous open to anything at any time. I like working out. I like punk rock music but I can listen to anything. I have a good charm about myself and I know how to make people smile. I was brought up by a real close family. I’m still in contact with my parents.
All the best. Thank you.
Joey Barrack V39285
Pelican Bay State Prison D2-104 (SHU)
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Manuel R. Barrios
I am a Mexican, born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. I am 32 years old, born on July 1, 1972. I am in prison on two counts of attempted murder. The circumstances are not complex, I am very open. I grew up in a gang-infested neighborhood. I spent most of my teenage years in the California Youth Authority, and all of my adult life in California State Prison.
In Prison I received my C.E.D. and I am currently working on my Associates Degree in Sociology/Psychology. I have two semesters left. My passion is for Mexican history. I speak, read and write in the Mexican language of Nahuatl. I hope that anyone who writes does speak, read and write in Nahuatl. Every now and then I encounter a fellow Nahuatlahton, it's rare though.
That's basically it. I wish to encounter fellow Nahuatlahtos to discuss the readings of our ancestors. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Hi, my name is Jeremy and I am writing this ad from the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison. I have been in the SHU since 1998 and in prison since 1994. I’m doing a life sentence for murder, a mistake I made when I was 20. I am 37 now and I believe that I have matured and seen the errors of my impetuous youth. I am looking to make a connection with someone special so that I can pass the time and stay in touch with the outside world.
I spend my time reading and studying whatever I can and I am also teaching myself to draw.
Yo estudio espanol y me gustaria comunercarme con alguien que hable espanol.
I am tired of being alone and am looking for that special person that I know is out there. So if you are interested in writing, I am waiting to hear from you.
Jeremy Beasley #J21514
Pelican Bay State Prison D2-107 (SHU)
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I'm 28 years old. I am from Los Angeles but am currently here in Crescent
City, paying for a mistake I made. I have blue eyes and brown hair.
I am 6' 1” and weigh 210 lbs. I enjoy reading, mainly non-fiction
but I have been known to read fiction. I just enjoy reading altogether.
I am also into education, I have done a lot of self-education but am
Robert Beebe #J68605
Thirty five times round Day's light-
Sherman Bell #E89260
I'm looking for correspondence with interesting and reliable people.
Let me tell you a litte about myself. I'm a black man from Long Beach,
interested in fishing, bike riding, listening to music - rap, R&B,
Mario Bennett #V23447
I would like a pen-pal lady. I'm a diesel mechanic and I like to work; I work on big trucks. I'm 5'9" and weigh 180lbs, I have brown eyes and brown hair. I look good, plus I'm 34 years old. I am a Leo and my birthday is 8/11/70. I am half Mexican and half white. I like to have fun, work out and play football; I love all sports. I like to write letters, but my writing is not good. God bless you and all my respects.
Joe Bishop #J16941
I need a Pen Pal and will write to anyone who writes to me. I have no family or friends on the outside. I am a diesel mechanic and like to work. I am 34 years old and am a Leo – my birthday is August 11, 1970. I am half-Mexican and half-white. I like to have fun, work out, and play football. I love all sports and I like to write letters.
Joe Bishop J16941
I’m 33 years old. I was born on the 21 of February 1975. I’m a black Christian and a high school graduate with a degree in business and a B.A. in business management. My last jobs where teachers aide and exotic dancer. I’m 6’1”, 210 pounds (physically fit). My hobbies are mostly writing music and poetry but I’m working on my first fiction action novel. I also like to travel and I’m a bit of an outdoorsman. I love to hunt and fish but I could be just as content sitting at home having a nice home cooked meal with some cool conversation. Overall I just like to have fun and try to make sure that all who surround my life have fun and are happy.
Most would think and maybe even believe that being inside these walls would cause a man to loose his connections, confidence, passions, in and for life but also his conscience. In my case however I can really say that I have not lost any of that except for phony friendships.
I say that because I want whoever reads this to know and maybe even understand that, “yes” even though I am in prison finishing out my sentence. I breathe, live, sleep, bleed, laugh but most importantly “feel” just like you and my being in here has not made me a worse or better person. But the choices that I now make and believe in have allowed me to grow, mature and become even more confident, passionate and conscient of my actions, my value as a son, brother and in whole as a man.
I’m not looking for “love” here… I’m hopping only to meet someone that’s down with having some friendly sincere, consistent communications with someone who just like myself is open minded, non judgmental. I have no need or reason to want to enter your life to play games. So I’m looking for that same respect from a mature woman who knows what she wants.
Take care and God Bless.
Costello Blackwell K16590
Pelican Bay State Prison B5-206
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Please excuse this introduction because in all honesty, introductions
aren't my area of expertise. Therefore my hope to intrigue your interest
by giving you a cloud of some Southern Hospitality to walk on. I'm just
Larry Boardman K29726
I'm a 43 year old European American. I've been incarcerated for the past 21 years for second-degree murder. I've been in the S.H.U. for 13 of those years. I'd prefer a female pen pal only becaue I've been surrounded by men and their gender-based conversations for the past 23 years, not because I want a girlfriend. But I don't discourage anyone from writing.
I enjoy art and I do portraits and heritage art. I also enjoy writing
poetry, although mine does seem to be mediocre at best, but I do so
enjoy it. I enjoy all outdoor activities - camping, sports, etc. I grew
up in Southern California, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, and right
now I'm currently campaigning with the help of friends and family for
I do hope this information helps somewhat for as you know a pen pal
keeps one from talking to one's self.
No sunlit rays of warmth to feel
J.C. Bobo #D08522
I'm a 30-year-old Mexicano, in search of real friendship. Race and gender are of no importance. I hope you're not looking for perfection, because I'm not perfect. Obviously, I'm in prison for committing a crime. But I'm a man with morals, values, and respect for others and I've lived and learned throughout life's experiences. I'm 30 years old and I've been in prison for almost 11 years. But through all these years, my eyes have been opened, I've matured and become wiser. Do. My goal is to counsel youth/teenagers after the four years I have left to do. If you'd like to know more about me, please write. My friendship is the real thing.
Louie Bocardo #J04064
My name is William Bolden, I’m 26 years of age, I’ve been incarcerated since 2001 I hope that my incarceration doesn’t hinder you from getting a chance to get to know me. I’m a young man who has made a mistake in my life and is paying for it by my physical freedom being taken away from me.
I’m seeking to share in a unique form of correspondence with a person who is honest and understanding and whom I can find a pleasure in writing as you can also receive a pleasure in writing me. I spend most of my time self-educating, reading and writing. I keep a positive attitude and stay productive to be a better person. Sincerely yours.
William Bolden #T75456
Pelican Bay State Prison C1-210
Crescent City CA
I'm a 30-year-old Mexican/Sicilian from San Francisco. I've been incarcerated for robbery with a release date of 2014. I've been locked up since 1996. Unfortunately, friendships fade through time and distance. After all, Pelican Bay is a 7-hour drive from the Bay Area – each way! I'm hoping to meet people to correspond with. I enjoy reading and writing and am an open person. I look forward to meeting someone who enjoys meeting new people as much as I do - even someone who's made their fair share of bad choices in the past. After all, that's not the whole story.
Antonio Bor #K42691
I'm a 32-year-old mature black man, average height, long hair. I have
two beautiful kids – a son, 14, and a beautiful 5-year-old daughter.
I love kids. I'm very outgoing, watching movies, having fun, hiking,
fishing, playing and watching sports. I'm a diehard Lakers and Dallas
Cowboys fan. But most of all, I'm truly respectful to all people and
love to put my woman first and last. I'm just looking for a good friend
– someone who's not just into herself but others as well. I'm
a man of God and I don't believe in color lines. God bless you all!
Robert Bowie #T60897
I'm 23 year old, African American man. I enjoy reading and writing.
What I'm looking for in a Pen Pal is someone who is honest, trustworthy
and experimental. Those are the same things I hope to offer myself.
I enjoy lending a hand and giving advice to the best of my knowledge.
I'm studying to receive my degree in the complicated field of Philosophy.
I apologize for such a short letter. It's just I'm not used to communications
to someone I don't know. But whoever you are, I would like to get to
know you so that our writing would be the start of a new friendship.
Sleep with the angels.
Sherman Brandon #T50804
I am a 29 year old lifer, looking for a minute of conversation. Anyone is welcome, regardless of age sex and race.
Raul Bravo #P52778
Pelican Bay State Prison C9-207 (SHU)
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I'm a 31-year-old black man, who grew up with Mexican people. I learned
to speak and understand Spanish through those friendships. I was arrested
and convicted at the age of 20, and have been in prison ever since.
I grew up in Compton, California where most young people aspired to
be gang members and drug dealers. In any case, I chose the Mexican
Fortunately for me, I got a second chance to succeed in the world.
I'm looking forward to paroling in early 2006 but I'm apprehensive about
seeing the new world. My mind is no longer the 20 year old mind back
Cornelius Breland #J54505
Thomas Bridges #V90239
I am a poet. My interests are many. I study history, all cultures,
and comparative religion. I like sports and I like music - all different
categories of it. I'm looking for an intelligent open-minded person
for correspondence. I grew up in WLA, Culver City and Hollywood. I'm
I correspond with my mother. I haven't seen my sister since were were
kids. We are in the process of corresponding with one another. At present,
I have 7 years left. Also, my case is in the courts so with God's Blessing,
I could be out sooner. I look forward to hearing from
Eric Brown #E22854
I will respond to any letters but would really enjoy writing to a woman. I am 35 years old, 6'1" and 175 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal. I work out daily and am in excellent shape. I have brown hair and lake-blue eyes. I'm from Riverside, CA and I have an 11-year-old son. I was sentenced to life without parole for murder and I've been in for 10 years. I like rock music and the outdoors, I also enjoy sports and reading books. I'm a fun-loving guy and am looking forward to writing to you.
Michael Brown #H99023
Attention ladies!! I need some fe-mail!! All you need to qualify to write to this long-time resident at Pelican Bay's SHU is your feminine self and the desire to bring a smile to a guy in my situation. I'm a white, 51-year-old man, 6'6”, 230 lbs, with brown hair and eyes and tattoos. I'm a lifer and in the course of these long years I've become a successful joke writer and taught myself Spanish. Sí, hablo español bien. Any and all women over 18 who'd like to enjoy a pen pal bond with Pelican Bay SHU's most eligible bachelor, grab a pen and let's get to know each other!
Paul D. Brown #C87961
Travell D. Brown
I'm a 32-year-old mature black man, born under the zodiac sign of Aries,
April 2, 1972. I was born in a small part of the Bay area known as Richmond,
and raised in an even smaller area known as (NARF) North Richmond. I'm
the very very very proud father of a beautiful young Queen, name Ms.
Kiyanni Jasmine Brown (that's my diamond), also born April 2, 1999.
I stand 5'6”, I weigh in at 185 lbs, I'm physically fit, well
groomed, very outgoing, and, most important, I am house broken. As we
both know from my return address, my life is restricted by bars of steel,
walls of concrete and cold lonely nights. Please do not
Travell D. Brown #H36296
Daniel L. Butler
Open-minded, politically/socially-conscious, free-thinking and activistic prisoner desires to correspond with a like-minded person. Age and ethnicity unimportant.
Daniel L. Butler #H68791
I'm a fit and healthy 43-year-old man with brown hair and green eyes and I'm of Mexican/ European heritage.
I encourage you to not pass up this opportunity to meet and acquaint yourself with a man who has a fun, respectful, good-natured character. One who will appreciate your time in sharing with me the finer qualities of genuine companionship.
Hearing from you will definitely help in breaking up an otherwise monotonous routine, although I do like to read, study, exercise, and enjoy the short walks I'm allowed on the yard (smile).
Allow me this chance to dispel any negative, stereotypical perception
about a man serving time. At least in my own case (and I'm not alone
in this) I promise to show you there are far more positive things than
people generally believe. I welcome those from all walks of life, for
open and stimulating discussion (smile).
ATTENTION, anyone who's interested in becoming acquainted with a positive, fun-natured, uplifting black man who enjoys sports, music and learning! I'm 5'7" with root beer-brown eyes, a Colgate smile and an athletic build. I'm passionate about meeting new people. I want someone to match minds with. I hope you're interested in corresponding. If so, we could become closer than two peanuts in a Snicker's bar. I look forward to your paper conversation.
Andre Burns #H99004
Joe Bush J-98680
My name is David Cable. I am 29 years old. I am a white male, 6” tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. I am an avid sports fan and I am awestruck by nature I love the outdoors.
So I would like to hear from anyone who wants to correspond, and a little about you.
David Cable #P15787
Pelican Bay State Prison A2-118
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I’m a 48-year-old African-American man, born and raised in Louisiana.
I would like to establish a pen-pal relationship with anyone –
man or woman – who can keep me connected to the real world.
Danny Caesar, #D07644
I'm 37 years old, with short black hair, dark brown eyes, and am 5'11”
tall. I was born in Laredo, Texas, but raised in Los Angeles. I'm seeking
a sincere pen pal for friendship. I enjoy reading, writing and exercising.
There is so much more to me that I will gladly share, if
Jesse Campos #D99410
I am a 31-year-old Chicano from Salinas, C.A. I'm housed here in Pelican
Bay's SHU and spend most of my time exercising, reading (a lot), studying
and keeping a positive state of mind. I've been incarcerated since 2001,
been here in the SHU since 2002, and I'll be getting out at the end
of this year. I'm looking to start a friendship that can continue it
when I get out. When I was out, I worked for a beverage
Gabriel Caracheo #T31022
I'm looking for correspondence with someone honest and open of any
race and age. I like to read a lot, study history and the Bible. I also
like to write, poetry about things pertaining to every day life and
am interested in world politics and events. I was born in Jackson, Mississippi,
but was raised in Riverside, California. I believe that all
Claude Carr #E22561
My name is Benny and I am a 38 year old Mexican Sicilian who still looks mid 20’s. I am 6 feet tall, 195 lbs, with a light complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes.
I am hoping to find a friend to share this ride with. My interests include but are not limited to, going to the mountains, going on walks, relaxing at home, watching movies. I enjoy all types of music. I am basically an outgoing person with a calm persona and if I sound like someone with whom you fell you can correspond with, I will gratefully appreciate hearing from you.
Benny Caranchini #P17900
Pelican Bay State Prison C3-D113
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Hello and very nice to meet you. I hope when you read this that it will find you, and all of your loved ones, in the best of health and always in happy spirits.
I'm Mexican-American and was born on February 5, 1966 in Los Angeles, Cal. That's where I spent the happiest 18 years of my life. I have black hair and brown eyes and sport a mustache. I do shave it off just to see if I still look young (smile). Do I? Still look young? Well some say I look younger with my mustache. Ha. Ha.
I've been incarcerated for almost 21 years, but I still keep hope alive that one day they'll let me go home. What did I do? Well, I was convicted of a crime Ididn't do. It's a long and sad story, which I wouldn't mind sharing with anyone.
I love to play sports and watch them on television. I've been playing
sports since I was 6 years young. I also play chess almost everyday
- how else am I going to get better, right” I wouldn't mind teaching
Well feel free to ask me whatever you like, I really have nothing to
hide. I'm willing to share my life experiences, the little wisdom I
possess, and most importantly my friendship. Anyway, I'm really looking
Gilbert A. Carrasco #D00080
Steve M. Castillo
Our life's journey is but once. I figure the more good people I know the more I will improve the quality of my life and learn to realize my visions and dreams to do the same in the lives of others. Therefore, I cordially extend this invitation of friendship to you.
Note: Mr. Castillo is a prisoner and human rights activist, well known for successfully challenging inhumane and unconstitutional prison policies and conditions.
Steve M Castillo #D89028
I'm a 29 year old Mexican from San Jose, California. I'm looking for
a female pen pal for friendship I'm 5' 5" in height, 146 lbs. in
weight, with brown eyes and black hair. I'm single and looking for someone
Johnny Caudillo #J54072
I am a poet and an artist, but according to some, I'm just a #J05269. I'm 29, born on 2/5/75. I'm doing an 8 year bid for the sale and transportation of drugs. I'm open minded and at the same time, a very opinionated, strong-minded man. I'm interested in being interested. If a person can keep me going then I know it will be an awesome relationship. Not exactly looking for love, but support, companionship and respect that will come from meeting someone new. The latter is the most important to me. Meeting new people, learning new ways, understanding new perspectives is what I want to do. In some way, gaining knowledge and wisdom are things that a new friendship will shed light on. I am in a place with no feeling, no emotion. I want to share mine with you and hopefully get the chance for you to share yours with me. My goals are simple. I want to educate myself and become a better person. In some way I've yet to figure out, I'd like to help others smile. Somehow, I just want to make a positive difference in someone's life. Since you've read this far, I'm hoping it's you. Besides being interested in being interested, my interests include art, literature, poetry, plays and great books by great men who tell a story so well that it's like a lover's warm embrace or a story that will take you there and make you not want to come back. I love paintings and music, from classical to today's music, but my favorite is oldies. I also draw and write. There is so much more to say, but if I told everything now, what would we have to talk about when you do write? I'm out-going and very active, always with a positive outlook on life, so please, no sour pusses.
Michael Cervantes #J05269
Adrian Ben Cervera
I'm an easy-going 49-year-old native of Placentia in Orange County. I got arrested on July 21, 1996 for a bank robbery and was sentenced to 37 years to life. I'm 49 years old (my birth date is 6-28-55). I'm a Mexican-American and would be more than happy to correspond with anyone and build new friendships. I have a good sense of humor. See if I can't make you laugh!
Adrian Ben Cervera #D2950
My name is Freddy Chacon, 30 years of age…looking for any eligible women that have interest on getting to know a guy that is serving time in prison, enjoys reading, drawing and conversing about any topic. Things that I look for in a woman are honesty and being free spirited about life in general. If you fit this description please do feel free to write me and maybe we could forge a beautiful friendship.
Freddy Chacon #J24137
Pelican Bay State Prison D10-210
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I'm 36 years old, from Los Angeles, though presently incarcerated at one of California's finest resorts: Pelican Bay State Prison, SHU, where I've been confined for the past 15 years. I'm seeking a Pen Pal with hopes of building a strong friendship.
To give a brief description of myself, I'm clean cut with black hair,
brown eyes, and a mustache. I work out religiously, so I'm in tip-top
shape. I'm an artist and I like to draw in my spare time, but that's
just one of my many talents. I'm currently a college student (via
If you're interested in sharing life experiences and perhaps providing me with a window to the outside, don't hesitate to write.
Art Chavez #D46216
I'm a 46-year-old man, 5'10” tall, 175 lbs. I've been down 22 years now. And in those years I've learned that I don't always understand everything in life. And that life can be a never-ending learning experience. And that the only limits in life are the ones we place on ourselves or let others place upon us.
I'm looking for a sincere, lasting friendship. Honesty (no games!) and a sense of humor are musts. So be yourself!
Jerry Chavez #D08722
Unfortunately, I find myself writing this while incarcerated, in hopes
of starting a pen- pal relationship and friendship. I'm a 33 year old
Mexican-American from San Gabriel Valley. I'm 5'10”, 170 lbs,
short black hair, brown eyes and dark chocolate skin, aka ‘sweet
tootsie roll.' I've been away going on 9 years, but glad to say I'll
Robert Chavez #H256456
Hello. If you’re reading this ad then you must be open minded or at least curious. The purpose of this ad is to make new and exciting friends
In the time that I have been down I have grown and changed for the better. I try keeping myself busy with positive things. I am currently finishing my G.E.D and plan to continue my education. But at the same time I have become lonely I’d love to hear from a girl that likes to write. Correspondence from a warm, kind hearted woman. Someone who is understanding and patient would really brighten up my world immensely. I am currently in prison for a felony, which I do not wish to share the details of on the web, but I will tell you in correspondence. Just ask. Honesty and sincerity is important to me.
My favorite hobbies include, writing letters, swimming in the ocean, bike riding, playing sports, looking at photographs, playing chess. I love kids, animals, artwork and painted nails. Nice perfume is always a plus. I like listening to music, and reading books. I’m versatile when it comes to books.
My ultimate goal is to get out of this place and become successful in life and avoid the many pitfalls of society. Anyway, there is plenty more of myself…how about you?
I’m looking for a friend, someone to share my innermost thoughts with. No subject or thoughts are taboo. Open minds are a blessing. Life is only once. Enjoy what brings you pleasure. I have much more to say but my words are limited here. If you are interested I am only a stamp away.
Bye, and hope to hear from you soon.
Roy Chavez #E43623
Pelican Bay State Prison C11-201
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
My name is Stephen Chew I’m 24 years old, 6’0” tall, 185 pounds, long brown hair, green eyes, light complexion. I’m half Mexican half White. I’m from Stockton CA and I’m currently incarcerated for gun possession. I’m single. I’m very confident, easygoing and open-minded. I like to read, write, workout, watch T.V. and study. I’m currently enrolled in college trough the institution. I hope to find pen pals “preferably women”, that I can get to know personally. I don’t look for a specific race, looks etc… I find all women to be beautiful. So please don’t be shi to write. I will send a photo of myself when you choose to write. I promise you won’t be disappointed. I hope to hear from you soon.
Stephen Chew #P97664
Pelican Bay State Prison C6-222
Crescent City CA
I would like to start by thanking each and every one of you who reads this ad, whether you chose to respond or not, I truly appreciate your time and patience.
My name is Nythell Collins. I’m a 31 year old black man at Pelican Bay. My hobbies are exercising, reading and writing. I also attend church to learn more about God as well as developing a relationship with him. So I’m hoping to capture the attention of a honest, intelligent, caring female, who is open to correspond with someone incarcerated.
Prison can be a dire place, but when given the chance to exercise the mind through outside correspondence can be a blessing and a way to escape the madness of prison life. True friendships are hard to find, this I know, but maybe what I have to offer could possibly be what’s missing in your life? Like someone with a positive open mind, willing to listen and eager to understand the ups and downs you go through on life’s roller coaster. And those are the very thing I’m missing in my life. But most importantly someone who understands, or can try to understand what life is like for someone in my situation. So if you are interested in starting a new friendship then pick up the pen and lets begin to be a benefit to each other.
Nythell Collins #J60113
Pelican Bay State Prison A7-206
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Jose Anthony Colon
I'm a Christian and I study religious literature. I do artwork and I write a lot of ghetto/hip hop poetry. I'm also interested in the creative social activism that inspires empowering solutions and ideas that can be used as remedies for healing the self-destructive addictions that plague our minds, hearts, bodies and souls.
Jose Anthony Colon #E58891
I would first like to take this opportunity to share a little about myself.
I am 29 years of age, with light brown eyes, black short hair and stand 5”9 in height and weigh 180 lbs. I stay physically and mentally sharp. I would enjoy corresponding with a female who enjoys a guy with a good sense of humor, intelligent and well rounded in all areas. I definitely would like to hear from a female who wouldn’t mind sharing a little of themselves.
J Concepcion #P48024
Pelican Bay State Prison D6-124
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Michael A. Cooke
I'm an American of African descent single, 44 years old and 6'2 tall. I'm interested in screen writing, reading, and current social events.
Though I will be glad to correspond with anyone thoughtful enough to write me, I have a preference for a female pen pal of any race who's compassionate, humorous and open minded.
Michael A. Cooke #T42786
I'm a 28-year-old man, with a tall manly build. If we get to know each
other, I'll be glad to share my reasons for being here. I'm hoping to
meet a female pen pal with whom I can move towards sharing hopes, ambitions,
dreams and accomplishments – life, in a word. Any one out there
who wants to share her personality and unique expression with a Soljah
in my circumstances?
Eugene Cooley P4659
I've been doing time most of my life and I still have a very long term to do. I have no communication with the outside. None at all! Sure I've made some bad choices that's why I'm here - but I'm not a bad guy. I always do what I feel is right and try to better myself.
So, if you're out there looking for someone to build a friendship with, I'm the one an easy-going, laid-back guy with nothing but time to give you.
Rolando Corona #D28636
I’m a 30 year old lifer, incarcerated for 14 years and in isolation
for 9. Any contact with someone on the outside would be wonderful. The
majority of my day consists of taking college correspondence courses,
reading and drawing. My interests include learning about new cultures,
following world news and sports and, most of all, meeting new people.
Steve Corotan #J21864
My request for correspondence is not a cry of a drowning man reaching for a little assistance. (Even though love and compassion is missing from places like this). However strange or sensitive that may seem, it is the truth. This is why I cherish letters. This is why I cherish time granted from others. This is why I'm seeking a Pen Pal. Something personal, someone I can trust, someone to share experiences/stories with. Someone I can open up to with honest feelings and trust with those secrets. I'm still a human being, and like everyone else, I still want to feel connected and loved. I can still be warm, loving, and giving. I still laugh, hurt and dream. I still like to talk, learn, and grow.
Yeah. I can still be intelligent, literate, friendly and charming.
I have no kids -darn!. I prioritize family. I still enjoy music, writing,
reading, sports, exercising and grasping life's knowledge. I'm in
In short, I'm just looking for a little kindness, a friend. Someone to help ease the pain if you will and fill that void deep within. To those without, little things mean a lot. Things most people take for granted are exactly the same things that are cherished by the ones who don't have the luxury of being able to take for granted. For a lot of people, a letter is a waste of time. But when it's your only way to stay connected to the world at large, and people in general, a letter received is equivalent to a life jacket in an ocean. As people start to feel the loneliness that comes from separation and loss of contact causes, they often drown in misery. But when we have ties to a realm where time is actually devoted to them, they can float with their heads above water. Even though the times have gotten more hectic, there are still 24 hours in a day. It doesn't seem like a person's worth could be measured in time, but when you tell someone you don'' have time for them, it's saying a lot. Just as taking time to write a letter says a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I don't pretend to be an angel. However, I've used
what I've gone through, what I've suffered and the suffering I've caused
others as stepping stones to better myself. I've taken responsibility
for who I am and what I've done. It's not sympathy I'm after, its encouragement.
So I reach out for honest, courageous and kind individuals who have
a sense of humor and a sense of wonder for intelligent encouraging letters
to engage in insightful and thought
I hope this will provide you with a different view of what your letters
might mean to a person like me. Because for many, kind words and understanding
may be that life jacket that keeps a man from drowning.
Wadear Cousimano #K08692
I'm a Hispanic man doing a 29-years-to-life sentence. I've been in Pelican Bay's SHU – solitary confinement - for 11 of those years. I recently started studying algebra and Chinese writing, so a friend who has those interests would be nice. More important than anything, though, is someone to communicate with on the outside. Can you imagine what 11 years in solitary is like?
David Cruz #H41346
My utmost respect to you, also I extend my arms out in a warm embrace with the hope that a friendship will emerge of this honest and sincere introduction.
My name is Richard Cruz, I am a 23 year old Mexican, born in the city of Orange California, however I was raised in the city of Anaheim (Southern California).
My physical description would be as such: height 5”10, weight 185lbs, light skinned with light brown eyes and hair.
To occupy my time and to better myself, I read a broad variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, but I enjoy reading mostly about world history. I write poetry and enjoy reading it too. I work out on average 5 times a week. I am also currently studying to obtain my G.E.D.
I am always respectful and do my best to learn from each life experience. I treat others as I would want to be treated. I maintain a high level of self respect, am open minded and take constructive criticism as a tool of advantage. My thing is always to try to understand what life is teaching and move forward daily. One thing that I’ve just gotten the hang of is to accept the past and leave it in the past.
I grew up in a household with 15 siblings, I am the 16th child. A big family is both good and bad. Good because there’s no lack of friends, bad because there is a lack of parental attention that a child tends to want. As a result I grew up feeling angry and insignificant (not the case as I now understand as an adult). As a result of these feelings I rebelled against my parents, I joined a gang at the age of 9, and began using drugs at the age of 10. My environment was not the best and I became easily lost in the lifestyle. Juvenile Hall became my second home. Then I was in the California youth authority, finally I graduated to prison. Never did I imagine my life would end up with me in a small cell, with all my movement decided for me. I accept this because I failed to make a difference in the outside world. Whether or not I deserve it or not, I chose to live the lifestyle I lived, so I must accept this result. Now I just learn and realize that there are alternative ways to live, that the way I grew up doesn’t have to dictate my whole future. I find hope in knowing that in a place like this, a human soul can make sense of his life and find a hope to change and make a personal choice to live differently. I now realize this human power and am using it. To someday be free again and to live life in a whole new way with different meaning. Every day is a struggle but to quit is to take no value in myself, so I choose to struggle. Education and understanding are my knife and shield.
Reader, please feel free to write, and expect my honesty. I only want friendship based on something real that is both teaching and understanding. My goal is to surround myself with positive, influential people, with a hope to make a healthy friendship come about.
Richard Cruz #T43238
Pelican Bay State Prison B5-206
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Jesse de la Cruz
Hey! My name is Jesse. I’d like to thank you for taking some time to screen my ad. So let me tell you a little bit about myself.
Jesse de la Cruz #T35769
Greetings! I'm a 24-year-old Mexican with blue-grey eyes from San Bernardino. I am now winding down an 8-year term and spending it in SHU.
I'm an open-minded guy who appreciates simple as well as intellectual
conversation. I enjoy reading, writing, poetry, and drawing. My music
likes are very diverse. If any one should be interested enough to
Tony Cueller #P32404
My name is Aldrige and I'm a 45 year old African American. I'm 6' 1", and weigh 210 lbs. I have honey brown skin with eyes to match. I was born on New Years Day under the sign of Capricorn. My hobbies are reading, basketball, and training dogs. I love all kinds of dogs.I approach all relationships with an open mind, and if given the opportunity to enter your life, I m sure you'll find me to be a fascinating person.
Aldridge Currie #P15392