Hi. I'm a 23-year-old Mexican-American from Southern California– the city of Perris. I'm about 6' tall and weigh 185 pounds, with brown eyes and hair, which I prefer to keep bald. I keep myself physically fit, and I enjoy reading books of all sorts and writing letters. I've been in prison since the age of sixteen and have had a lot of time to mature. (My current release date is 11/13/05.) I'm looking for someone to correspond with – women especially - at least to help pass this time and – if all goes well – to make an honest friend or two. I'm a pretty nice guy and easy to along with.
Nick Ragsdale #P-34069
Hello, my name is Anselmo. I am a 33-year-old Hispanic male, convicted for an attempted murder in 1995. My release date is in 2012.
I am seeking women around my age to correspond with and help me associate myself back into society. Once we get acquainted and get to know one another, I will send a photo.
Anselmo Ramirez #J98491
Pelican Bay State Prison D4-124
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Art N. Ramirez
I am a Latino man who is looking for a friend to correspond with who can brighten up my days and put a smile on my face with your letters, cards and pictures. I was born and raised along the coast in Salinas, California. I come from a big family and remain close and in contact with them all. I have good morals and ethics and a lot of respect and consideration for people. Since being in prison I have not wasted my time and have received a Paralegal Degree, Business Law and Environmental Law Major and am also a Small Business Management major. With this newly acquired knowledge and skills, when I do parole I plan on opening a Law Related Consultant Service.
I am an adventurous man, play chess, like sports, like to read good books. Living along the coast, I like surfing. Once a shark tried to take a bite and I punched him in the nose and it swam away. That was my lucky day (smile). I also can write on just about any subject. I'm a good people person. I'm loyal, vigorous, strong, compassionate, humorous and intelligent. Always in a happy mood. I also believe each friend represents a possible world, not born until they arrive and it is only through this meeting that a new world is born. If you decide to answer my ad, feel free to ask and say whatever you like. Till then if I caught your interest, please write to me. All humans welcome.
Art N. Ramirez #D21233
I’m a 32 year-old Puerto Rican man, 5’9”, 180 lbs.,
in good shape. I like camping rock climbing, jet skis, swimming, fishing,
dancing and drawing. I’m looking for a someone who needs a friend
just like I do. I’m the kind of friend when you’re sick
I’ll be there to help you through; when your down and out, I’ll
be there to grab your hand and lift you up. If you need constructive
criticism, I’ll be there to set you straight. You may just need
someone to sit and listen and I’ll be there for that. True and
unconditional friendship – that’s what I can give.
My name is Willy Ramirez and I'm 25 years old, serving a sentence of 26 to life. I've been incarcerated since the age of 15 for a ‘mar 1" that I did not commit ( I would gladly explain this to you in a letter). My appeal is still pending. I want a female friend in my life to make life more tolerable. It's been a very lonely ride for me, and all that I want is the grace of a woman's friendship. I don't care about age, race, or religious views. I'm very open minded, but allow me to mention that I do appreciate a woman in her mature years. I'd like to share my thoughts and I'd like to read your's whether you're sad, happy, or you just need to share your troubles. I'm very understanding and slow to judge. Everybody needs somebody. I hope to hear from you!
Willy Ramirez #K-23595
Antonio C. Ramon
Although my appeal is before the 9th Circuit Court, I presently have a live sentence. I'm hoping to meet and make friends with all who are interested in real conversation. I enjoy reading law books and drawing anything that catches my eye. I was born and raised in Fresno, California. I have a 14-year-old daughter. I enjoy meeting people of all races who can share a part of there lives. I was married for 10 years, but am divorced. I haven't had a contact visit in over 7 years. I'm 37-year of age, and work out regularly to keep my head clean and to focus on something productive. I've been trying to find a college program for paralegal classes or some art classes, but without funds to pay for books or tuition, I'm just left with studying on my own. I just believe that this time should be used learning something productive that will help my appeal, or if and when I get out. Right now I could use a good friend to help me further my education as well as build a friendship because they last longer than other kinds of relationships. I really miss the beauty of the outside world and I hope and pray that God will give me a chance to see it again. But until that day I have to take this time to learn something that will enable me to be productive when I'm released. So I appreciate some friends that can understand my time of need. Thanks for just reading this.
Dewayne Randle #D89098
Hello. My name is Victor Moboya Rankine, nick names ‘Colin.' I'm Jamaican by culture but raised in The Bronx, N.Y. I went to James Monroe High School. I'm from a very supportive and beautiful family. I've been incarcerated for 13 years and I have 22 months until release. I will be returning back to the N.Y. area, though I will be living in upstate New York, not in the city. I love to debate about national and international politics. I love to read non-fiction and fiction. I love to write letters because to express one's feelings and thoughts is very special. I love to play sports, basketball and soccer. I love music, from country to reggae. I'm a people person, I love everyone and I don't believe in the so-called human race, rather I believe in humanity and togetherness for all human beings. I am not taking out this ad to find romance. I want to find a good friend be it a man, woman, grandma, grandpa, just a friend. For the record, I will not ask you for any money. I'm well off in that department, so let it be known I will hold up my end when corresponding with you. Well, I hope, I've convinced someone to converse with me.
Victor M. Rankine #H17616
My name is Anthony and I am serving a 12-year sentence. I am 5”9, weighing 165 lbs, have black hair and brown eyes and my ethnicity is Mexican Filipino. I am a second termer and I’ve been down since 2004 on this term. Since then I spend my time educating myself in preparation for my parole. I like to read and play chess, I like sports and most of all I enjoy drawing and when given the opportunity I love tattooing most of all.
I have to say though; this time has helped me to recollect my thoughts in trying to better myself. I have no one on the outside anymore and even though I am strong mentally, I still yearn for some outside companionship as well as conversation. Even though life is hard, being alone makes it harder.
I just hope this letter catches an eye of a reader who is looking for what I’m looking for….a friend.
Anthony Rapisura #13474
Pelican Bay State Prison C4-214
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I'm a 38 year old Mexican man with brown eyes and black hair. I'm 5' 6", 150 lbs., and have a light complexion. I have to admit, I look as if I'm 10 years younger. I'm physically fit, and enjoy working out 6 days a week. Maybe that's why I don't have any stress in my life. My hobbies include drawing, writing, and reading. I have been drawing for 15 years and I have become quite accomplished. Here I do ink drawing, but if given the opportunity, I would like to take up painting. At the moment, I am learning to write non-fiction, but in general, I just like to write. My favorite subject is world history and military history. I have read many books about various subjects and I read just about anything. I feel education is important. I am self educated and I'm enrolled in college working towards a degree. I'm just not content to sit around here and not do anything useful or constructive. I was born and raised in Venice, California, which is on the beach front in the west side of Los Angeles. I am a good, trustworthy, honest, and sincere person who doesn't play mind games. I hope to find a nice, bright, honest and goal oriented woman with a nice personality and sense of humour to have some stimulating conversation with. My goal is to find a good friend that is open minded, someone I could get to know to the fullest and share good times, life stories, hopes and dreams. If our friendship happens to grow beyond friends, I would welcome a more serious relationship. I will answer all letters , so don t be shy. Write, write, write!
Javier Raygosa #D22069
Jason R. Redondo
If you're hitting on this web site, you've found another inmate in need of company and though yes it may seem common given the predicament I'm in, you'll see a solid guy who'll give you lots of conversation that'll help us both grow to know each other. I'm funny, sincere and most of all will be very truthful with you in all things. I'll be glad to answer any questions you have.
I'm out of Fresno, California, and am Mexican American. My hobbies include drawing, reading and some studying. I am open to exchanging pictures, letters, maybe even in time, visits. I will answer all letters as soon as I receive them.
Jason R. Redondo #K98072
I would love to communicate with someone out there in the world. I have no family or anyone at all to write to or receive mail from. I love the outdoors but, of course, there are no outdoors here.
Meanwhile I enjoy sports, music and reading. I'm 6'2 tall with green eyes and black hair. I'm keeping this short. Please write to find out more.
Dionisio Rendon #C89115
I'm a 33-year-old Mexicano,. born on October 21st in the City of West Los Angeles. I'm 5'7” tall and weigh 180 lbs with light brown skin, black hair and a couple of tattoos. I'm serving a 12-year sentence in solitary ( indeterminte SHU sentence) for an armed robbery. I've been behind these walls since Nov of 1999 and in October 2010, I will end this prison journey. I have 3 beautiful daughters whom I love dearly. My oldest is 16 years old, second is 14 years old, and my baby is 12. They reside with their mother and we do stay in contact. Well, my hobbies are fishing and building things out of wood, such as birdhouses, tables and shelves. I'm an animal lover and I'm educating myself to obtain a job that deals with animals, in a zioo, for example, or as a Veterinarian's Assistant. If this doesn't work out for me you will find me in a ranch scooping up horse shit (just kidding). I speak both Spanish and English fluently and my family lines come from Guadalajara, Jalisco. I have one younger brother and 2 sisters and both my parents. They too live in West LA. Half of my family is Catholic and the other half are Jehovah Witnesses.
My favorite types of music are Rancheros, Corrodes, and Oldies, yes and RAP too; I'm from the 80's. Westside. I do a good job at singing Rancheras too. To keep myself busy I start my day early, exercise 6 days a week, and read all sorts of books. I study hard every day in math and history, and I watch a bit of TV just to keep up with the news around my hometown. At this moment, I do not correspond to any friends – only family members, but you know that having a new friend in one's life is like a kid with a new bag of candy, just can't get enough.
Well I will excuse myself for now, I hope this is enough info about myself to find a new friend, now it's all up to you to make the next move, you'll be glad you met me. Take care and stay safe.
Alex Renteria #P86917
Well hello there. I am a 34 year old Mexican American. I’m from Santa Fe Springs in California. I am over here at Pelican Bay right now in the Security Housing Unit.
I am looking for female correspondence, race does not matter to me.
Gonzalez Rey #H42682
Pelican Bay State Prison C9-105
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Tim S. Riley
I'm one of California's many Three Strikers. I've been incarcerated for ten and a half years. My third strike is for receiving Stolen Property (a car). I was born August sixth, 1962. I'm 42 years of age, .weigh 180 lbs, stand 5' 8-1/2” tall, and I have brown eyes. I'm from a beautiful little town called Bellflower, in the County of Los Angeles. I have one child, her name is Summer Pearl Riley. She's twelve years old. She is the love of my life. At that age she's not much into writing her dad. I hear from her about three times a year. I write her twice a month.
Since I've been in prison I've given my life to Jesus Christ. It's the best thing I've ever done in my life.
Tim S. Riley #D71618
Hi. I'm a 37-year-old Mexican-American, originally from southern California (the San Fernando Valley). I've been incarcerated for the past 12 years and am due to be released next year (2005). I'm searching for a friend, companion, long-term relationship – someone to support and guide me in the proper direction. Like most people, I'm looking for love but I know real love starts with friendship.
Hector Rivera #3JE17704
I am 30 years of age and have been incarcerated since March of 1991 for an attempted murder. I am of Mexican descent, 5'10" in height, 175lbs. I have green eyes, light skin and short black hair. I have no facial hair as I can't grow any. I have no children and never have been married, but I love kids. I speak and write Spanish and English fluently. I've never done drugs, smoked or drunk alcohol but I enjoy eating and love candy. Some of my time I spend writing, drawing or reading. I have both my parents, one sister and seven brothers who are very caring and supportive of me. As a kid growing up I was an altar boy at my church but I was fired for being such a little menace. I believe in religion and respect everyone's point of view and beliefs. I might be describing myself as some kind of angel, but I'm not; this is just who I am on the inside because I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. Just because I'm in prison, it doesn't make me a bad, psychotic person. I'm in prison for a bad decision I made at a young age and I take full responsibility for all my bad choices. And even though life hasn't been easy behind these cold walls, I still manage to be very mellow and easy going. What I am looking for in a pen-pal is someone who's willing to give me a chance to know them, share their thoughts and friendship. Race, age, big or small is not a problem; for me friendship comes in every race. I am open to any type of amistad. Now it's up to whoever might be reading this to pick up that pen and paper. I'll be waiting.
Louie Roa #J31296
Young 32-year-old man seeking correspondence and friendship with anyone willing to write. I'm a very honest and open individual of Mexican descent. I'm 5'11”, have a very good body build and am about 190 lbs. I enjoy reading, drawing, writing and working out. I'm from Southern California, the city of Ontario. If you'd like to get to know me better, feel free to write. I will answer all letters.
Robert Robles #J64071
Michael Antonio Rochlin
I'm a 38-year-old Hispanic in need of a friend especially a woman who'd like to write and get to know me as a person. I was sentenced to five years and for two and a half years I've been doing this alone without letters or visits from family and friends.
I'm not a hardened criminal; I'm a man who's made a few mistakes in life and has learned from them. I would like to correspond with someone who could provide a little emotional support to lift my spirits and start the ball rolling towards getting back into society. I hope to hear from you in the near future. Thanks!
Michael Antonio Rochlin #P41360
This is a first for me, so I am a little nervous. Having to write on the spot. It's intense, but it makes me more honest and real.
I'm just a regular guy., probably like someone you already know. I could be somebody in the gym or outdoors, in the office, or on the street, on the court, or sitting next to you in class. I'm a simple person. I don't take myself too seriously ‘cause I believe if you do, you're taking all the fun out of life. I say enjoy life, friends, your family. I'm getting preachy – sorry. But that's what I believe. I'm also a good listener and always willing to lend my ear and support.
I'm inspired by things that happen in life a lot of time, phrases in books, because I like to read whether it's a novel or suspense story. You can read a phrase that triggers a whole memory – sort of like a movie in your head. Drawing is one of my favorite things to do. I like studying foreign languages and the history of ancient and modern cultures. Every civilization has a rich history. Poetry, and art, breath the very spirit and simplicity of heart. Music is good for the soul and sports are entertaining and one of the best ways to unwind.. News and politics, world orientation, films, watching TV and keeping fit are just a few more of my interests and hobbies. I grew up in Orange County and in Los Angeles. I played sports and surfed a lot. I lived with my maternal grandparents for much of my childhood and teens. I remember the early days, memories strong enough to last a lifetime. I put my family first before everything else. Just kind of finds its place. It's always tough to talk about family because it's family. It affects me more than I can say, but in a good way that makes me smile, which partly explains my closeness.
You know, I've lived in the moment today and enjoyed each step and what it means while building – or hopefully moving toward – a friendship. A friendship we can equally enjoy being a part of. So, please keep this offer of friendship in mind. I think that friendship is a precious thing, even if it comes from an unexpected person.
Thank you for your time. But most of all for letting me speak my mind.
Mike Rodante #D47354
I am a 25 year old African American who is seeking a friendship in someone who can put my unfortunate situation to the side, will take me seriously, stay dedicated, and who’s always willing to get to know me as a person, a human of the earth and see I have a great and loving heart. Even though physical features mean nothing to me, everyone has their own unique style. So I’ll just let you know that I’m 6”4, weighing 245lbs with shoulder length hair. I’m always up for new challenges, well self motivated. I occupy my time by reading law books, books in general and working out. Well, I don’t want to give too much away. Hopefully I’ll get a response. This would be highly appreciated. I’ll be patiently awaiting your special arrival. May all blessing be upon you.
Robert Rogers #T19841
Pelican Bay State Prison A8-210
PO Box 7000
Crescent City CA
Hey there. My name is Noel and I’m looking for a pen pal.
I’m 31 years old and I’ve been serving a life sentence in this lock down program for over 11 years now, for gang related murders.
I know society sees people like me as scum, but I was just a youngster growing up in South Central Los Angeles trying to make a name for myself doing the only thing I knew how. We all make mistakes. It’s too late for regrets, all I can do now is make the best of this and take one day at a time.
I like to box, play football, basketball and martial arts. I also like to draw and paint. I spend a lot of time exercising, reading and writing and watching TV. I am very open minded and can get into any type of discussion.
I am not racist or a problem child. I welcome any and all types of people. I’m not looking for a relationship, I’m just looking for someone to share my thoughts with and theirs as well.
Noel Rodriguez #K74852
Pelican Bay State Prison C5-221 (SHU)
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I am looking to correspond with men or women for friendly conversation. Looks and size do not matter friendship has no face, nor weight, therefore I do not confine myself to any limitations. I stand 6 feet tall, weigh 195, have brown eyes, black hair and am Native American decent. I am 21 years old. I enjoy reading, writing and listening to music. I would like to correspond with individuals that would like to expand their socializing, because I am a man that is sociable.
Samuel Rodriguez #P78635
I'm a physically fit 41-year-old Mexican man from east L.A. interested in corresponding, especially with women who are willing to share perspectives on friendship. My hand is extended in friendship to anyone who wants to write to me. I have a wide range of interest that can't be expressed in my present situation. Hearing new thoughts would bring me a welcome breath of fresh air. I can also send a photo if you like.
Tomas Rodriguez #B79561
I'm a 34-year-old tattoo artist from Ventura in sunny, Southern California. I enjoy writing letters and poems, reading a good novel and am a sucker for ‘American Idol'. SSHH don't tell anyone! Also, I really love drawing, painting and tattooing.
I've been incarcerated sever years with about one to go. I realize to some the short time I have remaining may make some think twice about writing. The fact of the matter is I love writing no matter where I am and having a pen pal isn't just a prison thing. Having someone to write as I get closer to release and then while I'm making the transition to life ‘outside' would be a positive thing. Hopefully for you as weell. So if you can see past the ‘short time' thing and would enjoy corresponding and becoming frriends with a handsome (well, not ugly), smart (I have my G.E.D.), as well as funny (I do try), young- at-heart guy, then keep on reading.
Here are a couple things about myself. I have wide-ranging tastes. In music, for instance, I like a lot of stuff. My parents listened to country as I grew up so obviously I rebelled and took up heavy metal! Now I like just about everything as long as it's good. I like country, heavy metal, classic rock, blues, some soft rock/pop and R & B. Why like one thing when there's so much to choose from? That's how I think about most things now. Enjoy life and sample different things.
Last, but not least, let's discuss the type of person I'd like to correspond with. I'm not too picky as long as the person is a positive influence and a decent human being. It would be a plus if they really like to write and, like me, are open to new experiences. Other than that, I'd be happy to make a new friend.
So hey, pick up a pen and write me. Take care everyone.
I am an open minded person who would like to find an honest lady who would like to be my friend or something more. If anyone would like to know more about this fine gangster, here’s my info:
Frank Ruiz #K49879
Pelican Bay State Prison AZ-130
PO Box 7500
Crescent City, CA
I am from Los Angeles and I'm 25 years young. I have been in the prison system since I was 17 and I'm a lifer. I'm a good individual who respects everyone and all races. I'm 6 feet tall and enjoy reading and working out. I am simply seeking a friendship.
Mike Ruiz #K05937
Michael David Russell
I'm a single man of English and Mexican descent who, after 43 years, finds himself in search of something more than what I've had. After a run on the wild side, I'm now finding patience and making this time work to reassess my goals, with every hope of charting a course that better reflects the man I wish to be.
My desire is to better appreciate both the finer and simpler things of life while learning to understand the things I don't. This understanding begins with myself as I strive to express the more positive aspects of my being through my art and through sharing ideas and opinions through correspondence.
Michael David Russell #C90473
I am 35 years old, 5'11", 180lbs and Hispanic-Italian. I'm looking to find what I've lost throughout these years of incarceration; comfort, love, happiness and, most of all, laughter, in a female companion. My warmest wishes to those who chose to read this column. I'm incarcerated at the moment and have been housed in PBSP (SHU) for the past two years. I find myself seeking someone to share conversation, friendship, and if it reaches beyond that, then that's a blessing from above. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. My hobbies, though I only have a few, include reading, all types of sports and, most of all, I enjoy studying geography and different cultures. My personality is humorous and I have a wonderful style that's all my own. I love to have conversations about life in general and to make someone smile, especially in this day and age in the world, war, etc. Everyone could use a good laugh and smile to get through a bad day. I do not look for drugs or alcohol to solve problems, I'm very fit minded and exercise routinely. I am here as a good listener with positive feedback; please feel free to ask me any questions and I will respod honestly. So if this description warms your heart, I would like to hear from you. I may be away for the moment, but I will not allow this place to keep me from meeting a new person such as yourself. Your words are politely welcomed.
Edward Sabori #J71989
Amado Jr Sahagun
Hi, my name is Amado Junior. I am Mexican, 33 years old, 5”7, 183 lbs, black hair with hazel eyes. I get out in 2010.
I’m interested in women who take care of themselves, who have goals in life to be someone and that like to have fun, such as: camping, going to the lakes, hiking and climbing, just having fun!
As far as my hopes and what I want when I step out of here is to hopefully get a nice job and work someday. Be my own boss, have a nice house, a nice truck, a Harley (which I already have) and of course a boat. And lastly a good woman to share all that with.
Well, with that said, if you find me interesting, please do write. I will answer all letters.
Amado Jr Sahagun #T54375
Pelican Bay State Prison D6-112L (SHU)
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I am a 48-year-old black prisoner in custody for a total of 10 years,
presently under the strike law. I've been in Pelican Bay for about 7
years. I grew up in the Watts district of Los Angeles. After being involved
in petty crime for years, going in and out of prison, I got a job working
in construction as a scaffolder. After a few years of working in construction,
I went back to doing petty crime. I was convicted for armed robbery
and received a 40-year sentence, with 80% to be served. Even though
I am going to be in prison the next twenty years, I am sure that I could
reciprocate a good friendship. I like to watch sports, read a novel
now and then, and listen to contemporary jazz. I am looking forward
to corresponding with someone, especially with the thought of establishing
a good friendship.
Kenneth Samilton #J89911
I've been in Pelican Bay's SHU since 1999 – doing two life sentences
- unjustly, I believe. I have no correspondents and no one in my life
except my mother in San Diego.
Jose Sanchez #K21134
Manual Ruben Sanchez
I'm not looking for a love connection. Just for someone who is willing to write and keep me informed about the outside world. Someone who has a good sense of humor and enjoys education. I've been incarcerated since May 1992, and at 40 years of age, I've learned to educate myself. I enjoy reading, history, law, government, art and drawing. Although my resources are very limited, I do what I can. At the moment, I'm taking a basic Math course that this prison is offering. Things like this keep my mind busy and I'm beginning to really enjoy math, especially algebra. It is my sincere hope to be a ble to receive a pen pal. I thank you for this opportunity and look forward to hearing from someone.
Manual Ruben Sanchez #K15621
My name is Ralph and I am currently serving out an 8 year sentence here. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I'm 55 years old and I like the game of chess. I am interested in having someone to write to and who would like to play some chess through the mail.
Ralph Sancho #T72652
I'm a 25-year-old man, born May 24, 1980 in Orange County. I'm looking for a pen pal – just someone honest with a kind heart who loves to write.
At the moment, I'm studying Spanish but it's kind of difficult and I very much need help. My hobbies are drawing, exercising, writing, watching movies – anything that keep my mind away from where I am. I'm open-minded, honest and outgoing. I don't really know what else to say, but write me. Thanks.
Matthew Sandoval #T211258
Emil Santa Lucia
Now ladies, please pardon my intrusion for if but a moment of your time. Please sit back and relax as I pour forth my spill, rather thick but yet evenly all over you. For I have a confession to make, something sweet to tell you all.
My birth given name is Emil Santa Lucia and I am black, Puerto Rican and Filipino. I was born under that zodiac sign, the freak Gemini. I am art carved, light caramel coated, candy dipped and rather courageous. I am single and a ‘real man’. I am able to get you high inside, be to a real woman what a whisper does for a word.
I am 5”8, 200 lbs with light brown eyes. I used to have a super long Lord Jesus perm but now I’m rocking the sexy bald head with the deep waves. I also have a front gold tooth with a quarter karat diamond in it. I’m from that Playa California City of the Bay, San Francisco. I am strong mentally, physically and spiritually. God has truly blessed me with every muscle in a mans body to attract every woman’s attention. I promise you will not be disappointed!
I have been incarcerated now for over 18 years for trying to defend myself and what’s mine. Some dope fiend haters thought they could just take, take, take.
I look for ward to hearing from a ‘true to the game’ lady, who is willing to build a mutual understanding and friendship.
Emil Santa Lucia #D07076
Pelican Bay State Prison
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I'm 34 years old, 6' tall, 180 lbs., and I'm from San Fernando Valley. I like to exercise six days a week to keep physically and mentally healthy. I enjoy all kinds of music, especially rock & roll. Currently I am earning a degree in psychology so when I get out I can hopefully become a youth counsellor. I'm trying to become the best man that I can be. I have a full upper body shirt of tattoos, so if you are interested in knowing the man behind the tattoos and these words, please write. It would be nice to have a female touch in my life as I am surrounded by 100% testosterone!
Jason Schmaus #H-65695
Arthur D. Scott
Abdul Olugbala Shakur
I I've been in solitary confinement for the past 21 years but, during this period, have written a number of theses on criminology from a black prisoner's perspective. In the early 1990's a number of these essays were combined into pamphlets that some law schools and criminology professors shared with their classes. In 1998, I started to combine my pamphlets in to a New Afrikan Criminology 101 textbook, which I am presently revising. Assistance and proofreading and printing would be deeply appreciated.
In addition, I am active with the Marcus Garvey Study Group (MGSG) which has four primary objectives: 1. To eradicate functional illiteracy among black prisoners; 2. To eradicate cultural ignorance among black prisoners; 3. To eradicate the criminal mentality among black prisoners and 4. To transfer the entire U.S. prison-industrial-slave-complex into the largest university in the country: George Jackson University (GJU).
If you are interested in any of the above, you can write to George
Jackson University, Att: Dr. Donald R. Evans, Sr.; 1000 W. Century Blvd.;
#254; Los Angeles, CA 90044
Abdul Olugbala Shakur
I'm a 33-year-old single white male high school grad with college credits. I am a father who holds strong political opinions and a strong belief in law. My interests are the environment, poetry and religions. I love the outdoors and prefer open spaces. I am segregated for my political beliefs, which include corruption charges upon C.D.C. employees in Federal courts. As such, I am alone. My 14-year, 4-month prison term ends 2/10/2008. I've done this day-by-day with no good time credits.
Scott Sharns #J61801
Hi! I'm a 35-year-old man seeking to meet new people and make new friends from around the world, hoping to learn something from them and their culture. I believe in friendships that are sincere and honest. I enjoy sharing ideas and listening to other peoples' unique stories and experiences. I believe that each individual is unique, gifted and good, despite the ups and downs or even the mistakes we all make in life. I also believe that our mistakes, as well as those of others who around us, can be helpful to us if we learn from them as we strive on in life's journey. One important thing I've learned is to treat others as one wishes to be treated, along with being patient and working hard to be successful in what one really wants to achieve. I enjoy working out as being part of my physical and mental exercises. Other times I like studying, reading and drawing. Feel free to write if you wish to. I'm always looking forward to meeting new friends.
Danny Silva #J66760
I am a prisoner at Pelican Bay State Prison doing 22 years for manslaughter. I am looking for an honest sweet woman (18-35), so that we could share some letters, thoughts and many more things. I am 20 years of age. I come from a Hispanic family in Visalia California. I have been in and out of jail since I was 14 years and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to calm down. I would really like to get to know a woman who could appreciate a good friendship with me. Anyone who might be interested could write to me at the following address.
Mario Silva #F09239
Pelican Bay State Prison
PO Box 7500
Crescent City, CA
I am a 30-year-old Mexican who is looking for a friend to correspond with. I am serving a long prison sentence for murder – 25 to life – so I have a long time until I get out. Currently I'm in SHU (solitary) so I spend these days in a cell exercising, reading, writing and watching TV. I do have a G.E.D. and did attend college for Electrical Technology prior to my incarceration in 1993. I hope to find someone who's willing to keep me company and share such interests as history, languages and government. Anything that promotes growth interests me.
Rudy Simental #J05974
Frederick Wayne Smith
D.O.B. 4-4-58, age 47, 6'. I have been incarcerated since Dec 18, 1981
for a murder/robbery I did not commit and I do not know who committed
said crime. I am actually innocent and can prove factual innocence with
a proper investigation team. I am self-educated in criminal corporate
and civil law. I am a certified Para Legal. I want to open a Law Firm
for helping the innocent (Paralegal/Investigations), and my case, with
help, can prove factual innocence and I give half of my setttlement
(for being locked up for nothing) to the people who help me. I want
help to ascertain my freedom from anyone but would simply enjoy having
a pen pal to dispute law, politics, history and talk about religious
subjects. I speak Swahili, Arabic, Spanish and a little French ... and
I've mastered Hatha Yoga (been doing it for 16 years). I am in SHU alone
against the haters of one's that know ‘self' and how to say ‘no'.
John A. Smith
My name is Tomas and I am 100% Mexican and I’m seeking a female friend who’s mature, open minded and someone who’s interested in finding a good friend. I like drawing, reading, exercising and making the best of my experiences. Feel free to send a few words my way. Stay strong!
Tomas Solis #H61581
Pelican Bay State Prison C9-107
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
Jesse M. Sosa
Hello. I'm a 24-year-old Mexican with black hair and brown eyes – exactly 6' tall and weighing 200 pounds. I'm a lifer and I have a deep need for some interaction with a woman. It's gotten to the point that a female seems almost alien to me! I begin to forget how sweet and in touch with their feelings women can be. That's what I miss most. I'm passionate about many things and full of thoughts and opinions I'd like to share. So I'm hoping for someone with a good mind as well as a good heart. But it's heart that matters to me most.
Jesse M. Sosa #T23855
I'm really interested in a friendly note for note ‘time broker'. I'm a 21-year-old white man with dark brown hair and green eyes. I've been incarcerated since 1994. My ultimate goal is to expand my education while the time permits it. (If any one knows of educational correspondence courses, please contact me with information) In this way, I may have better chances of staying out should I make the gates. Also, I like to write, draw and converse to help me keep a free mind! Please do not be shy and write me soon. Thank you!
Robert Stockton #J80992
Henry Tabarez #T06115
Juan Carlos Tachiquin
I am currently and unfortunately imprisoned in Pelican Bay's S.H.U. I have been incarcerated since the age of 17 and am now 27. Yes, my life physically has been placed on pause, so to speak, but mentally I continue forward to educate myself. It is easy for a person to lose focus in such solitary conditions- so my attempt here is to find a friend so that we can learn from one another. For instance, I have always wondered about the origins of my last name Tachiquin. Well my dear friend, I will keep this short with hopes to find a friend. Please feel free to write.
Juan C. Tachiquin #K27725
As you can see, I am presently locked away from the outside world and all of it’s splendors. Be that as it may, an understanding, selfless and kind hearted pen pal would really help to fill this ever present void in my life.
I am a 36 year old, open minded, down to earth man who doesn’t ask for much, other than your unreserved heart. I myself don’t have much to offer, but do know that whatever I give comes straight from my heart. So if you are willing to bless me with your company and friendship, I will look forward to hearing from you soon and return the favor. Take care.
Robert Tamayo #H68749
Pelican Bay State Prison C3-116
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
I'm a 51-year-old white man and I've been alone and out-of-touch for more than 25 years. I haven't corresponded much with the outside world because I've lost most of my family since I've been in prison. I would like to change that.
I grew up in the Long Beach/San Pedro area of California. I worked for a ship supply company and as a commercial fisherman in my teens and early 20s. I love the ocean, nature, animals, and potato bugs and whoopee cushions.
I taught myself Spanish and like to read Spanish novels. I like to learn and like to try to understand why things are as they are because I am still interested in what's going on in the world.
I like rock and roll from the 60s and early 70s and country music. I am a good listener and I believe I am level headed.
I hope to hear from someone soon – perferably from a woman. At times it can take 3 to 4 weeks for mail to get passed out so you'll need to be a bit patient.
Bob Tanner #C29264
I'm a 33-year-old Mexucan man, incarcerated for about 11 years. I read, draw, and watch a lot of TV. I have a lot to talk about. My reason for writting is not to look for love or a relationship, I'm just looking for a little correspondence with the outside world, and to meet new people.
Pedro Tapia #K90740
I am an African American man who has been incarcerated for 14 years
and 9 months. I'm 40 years old, (born 1/10/64), am 5' 3" tall,
and weigh 164 lbs. I am fairly well built. I'm a very respectful, fun
loving person. Very open minded and caring. I'm just an average-looking
guy with a great sense of humor, that's all. I love to read, write,
and be very creative with my hands. I am searching for a kind, open-minded
woman with a great sense of humor and a beautiful personality who wouldn't
mind corresponding with a convict. I would like to build a special
Robert Taylor #H10784
Miguel Angel Thomson
Andy P. Thurston
I am ab Afro-American Muslim writer, 45 years old,.220 lbs.,6' 1",bald, single, and very health conscious. I hope to be freed from a life sentence under the Three Strikes law if it is revoked or revised in the November referendum. My crime: traffic violation! Upgraded to felony! I write short stories, poetry of all kinds, good quality stuff. I need help getting it published.. I'm from the. Bay Area and could be free next year!
Andy P. Thurston #D00671
Holins Tizeno JR
I just turned 36 on January sixth. I’m black and from South Los Angeles. Over the years I have become a huge sports fan as there’s not much to really get into here. Being from La, I’m a fan of all the local teams, both college and pro. I used to really enjoy reading black literature, but only delve into on an occasional basis. Reading so much literature can leave one truly regretting the decisions that one has made in life, aside from making me a bit angry at the world itself. My music interests are mainly oldies and R&B. I used to be really into rap but there is no real content to the lyrics these days.
I’ve really got into trying to write novels of some kind. I started little more than 2 years ago and I now have a great respect for authors, in a real way.
Time has taught me a lot, not necessarily doing the time, but the opportunity that allows one to really sit back and watch people. After a while, one sees the world differently and from a whole new light. I know one thing, after a while of being around so many men, I can truly appreciate the feminine nature of women. I guess most of us like myself, are gang members of some sort, we get accustomed to living the very image that we’ve spent years trying to portray, and as a result you’d think that we are all mad at the world. Then again on some level we are, but seriously, some of us aren’t that bad. We just believe that ours is the lifestyle to live.
Anyhow, I’ll end with this. To error as you well know is human, to ignore is to slowly perish. Live and truly learn.
Hollins Tizeno JR #H50208
Pelican Bay State Prison A3-119
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA
My regards and respects. my luck! Although my name is Carlos, all my friends call me Youngster. I'm 20 years old and my B-Day is on the 27th of June. I'm from South Central Los Angeles, but my parents are from Central America (El Salvador/Honduras). I'm 5'8” heght and weight about 165. I enjoy playing sports, reading, and listening to music. (Rap, Oldies, and everything except Deep House or whatever it's called). I've been incarcerated since I was 15 years old, and I'm currently working on my Appeal.
Carlos Toledo #T61782
I'm a 38 year old easy going fella who enjoys reading, writing, and drawing. I will very much enjoy corresponding with someone.
Freddy Torres #H98913
I'm a very distinguished 49 years young and was born and raised in southern CA. I've been incarcerated since '95 for voluntary manslaughter, and I'm doing all 12 straight years. So I do have a release date and it's easy math. I'm very open minded, understanding and look forward to receiving someone's sunshine through an envelope. There's so much more to my goals, dreams, likes, dislikes and hidden talents. And the one thing I can guarantee is that I refuse to play with your mind or emotions or ever to insult your intelligence.
Robert Torres #E2805
I'm a 35-year-old single black male, born aug. 26th 1970. With only a few years left,. parole date 2009 to be exact, I'm looking for a friend within the areas of Crescent City or the Northcoast who don't mind writing. Age and race are not an issue.
James Tucker #E98704
I’m a 41 year old Samoan from San Diego County. I enjoy reading books, I can gain new insights from educating myself. Learning bears fruits when it is applied. Wisdom, of course, can be pursued for it’s own sake – there is even a kind of beauty to it. I appreciate friendships, people who bring out the best in me. I’m hoping to construct a new fellowship with all of you interested in exchanging good natured conversation with me. Someone who can educate on things I don’t know, growing as friends. Feel free to write, letters will be answered promptly.
Fred Tuitasi #E01512
Pelican Bay State Prison D7-124 (SHU)
PO Box 7500
Crescent City CA