Pen Pals: Find a friend behind enemy lines

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Taking photos of prisoners is prohibited in many prisons, so the few that find their way out are precious. The Bay View thanks longtime subscriber and writer Uhuru Baraka (Brian Lee) Rowe, 1131545, Greensville CC, 902 Corrections Way, Jarratt VA 23870, for sending this one.

Life behind enemy lines can be lonely, and a letter from a friend – a pen pal – can liberate mind and spirit. These prisoners are reaching out to you. They trust that Bay View readers truly care. Reach back and write a letter today!

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Spunky, 42-year-old from Odessa, Texas looking for penpals. I’m 5’2, brown hair, brown eyes, white female who is looking for some mail. I like comedy movies, love to laugh, and I have a great sense of humor. Feel free to tell me anything. Need some adult conversation too. Write for pictures. Ashley Williams, #2297846, 2893 State Hwy 6, Marlin Unit 18A-28, Marlin, TX 76661.

Full Bloom with a glowing personality, and a vivacious all-around figure. Enthusiastic and passionate about getting to know you and allowing the fortunate one to get to know me. Seeking an appealing, generous, tender and warm friend to share in encouraging, kind words. Please only the wise and mature respond to this 57 year old buoyant, confident, seductive black woman. You can use, or U.S. Postal Service. Be sure to include your full mailing address for my response. Barbara Ann Eskridge, #2077255, Hobby Unit, 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661.

My name is Barbara Bravo. I am 31 years old, Hispanic, black curly hair, brown eyes, and I’m 5’1. I’m looking for friends. I’m very outgoing and I love to laugh and have a good time. If you’re interested, contact me at Barbara Bravo, #02046339, Hobby Unit, 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661.

Hi y’all from Texas, SWF seeking penpals for friendship and maybe more. I am 42, with strawberry blond hair and sparkling green eyes. Energetic positive and loyal. I love to laugh and enjoy time with my friends. Pastimes I workout, spend time outdoors, play games or read. I will give you my full attention and a prompt reply. I am honest and keep it 100 so please do the same. I look forward to meeting you! Brandy Wright, #57598777, Carswell FMC, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127.

Hello, my name is Brittany Langlois, but I go by Brie. I’m a 36 year old French Creole woman seeking friendship. Who wouldn’t be happy to have me as their friend? I’m honest, fun loving, smart, creative, warm and devoted. Some of my hobbies are crocheting, card making, and painting. When it comes to yarn crafts I got skills! Reading is something I love to do. As a seeker of knowledge, I don’t really discriminate as long as I’ve learned something after reading a book or your letter. Don’t hesitate to send me a letter if you’re looking to connect. Let’s write about current events, what’s on your mind, how your day is going, etc. I’m a willing ear. If you know better, you need to contact me because there is no one else on this page who can befriend you like I can. Seeking women and men for friendship. Britney Langlois, #377119, Wing 20, P.O. Box 189, Phoenix, MD 21131. 

My name is Craig Shipley (T-72290). I am 45 years young. Looking to meet a special woman who wants to see if we can be friends and more. No drama or games. I am honest, hardworking, open-minded, and very caring and affectionate. I’m originally from North Carolina, just an ole country boy at heart. You can write me letters via JPay or mail, or you can email me by downloading the app and the video visit app. If you try to reach me on and I do not reply to your email, it’s because I don’t see your name appear on my contacts. If that occurs please telephone and they can assist you with making sure you are on my contact list. I always respond to messages as soon as I get them. Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you soon. Craig Shipley, T-72290, MSF2 – Mule Creek Prison, PO Box 40900, Ione, CA 95640.

Hi my name is Wanda Jean Foster. I’m a Texas resident, born and raised here, I’m from Hearne, Texas, a small rural town. I’m seeking a penpal to correspond with. I don’t have any pictures of myself to send. I came up for a parole interview on 11/22. I have been in prison for a year. Will answer all questions. Don’t ask for sex letters. I like to read and write and am studying a little bit about business. I’d like to organize a non-profit corporation someday. Right now, I just take each day, one day at a time. I’m brown-eyed, have black hair, dark skin, 5’2 in height. I’m top-heavy, small and petite. I like to sing and dance, and tell funny stories. I’m African-American. That’s it for now. All-aged men invited to correspond with me – no religious barriers, no racial identity crises. Later, Wanda. Wanda Foster, 2305 Ransom Rd., Gatesville, TX 76528.

My name is Tenicha. 38 years old, brown skin with a beautiful smile, and stand at 5’4. I’m single. I enjoy music, working out, and getting knowledge. Love making you smile. Write me, it’s worth your while. Tenicha Gilford, #1346974, Hobby Unit, 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661.

Hello to whomever comes across my introduction. My name is Holly and I reside in Gatesville, Texas. I’m seeking someone whether it’s for long-term or short-term purposes. Someone that will be genuine and open-minded. I’m 25, intellectual, caring, realist, adventurous, goofy, and can make you feel comfortable within the first conversation. I won’t see parole until 2033 but I’m very optimistic. If you’d like an idea of how I look, my Facebook is Halle Lashaee. I’m not shallow and very nurturing. You can write me or me. Hear from you soon. Halle Wooden, #2136012, 1401 State School Road, Gatesville, TX 76599.

My name is Melissa Menkes-Maccurdy. I am caring, loyal, open, confident, smart, and pretty. I like music, outdoors, sports, and reading. I am an only child from Katy, Texas. My talents are singing, writing, soccer, and cooking. I believe everybody deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, and love, regardless of their past. I’m looking for friends, age/race/location not an issue, male and female. Romance males only. I have pictures. You can jpay me, leave address or use or snail mail. God bless, hope to hear from you soon. Melissa Menkes-Maccurdy, 1691798, 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661.

Dear Reader, I’m writing in hopes to find company. I am a white female, 37 years of age, 5’6, 160 lbs, blond hair, and green eyes. I’m incarcerated and need a friend. I’m almost done with my time and wanted to help my time go by faster. I’m not an average female. I don’t like the typical things like flowers, candy, or bunnies and kittens. I’m different and require some company who can hold my mind and keep my time. My dislikes are niceness. I realize that sounds crazy but it’s true. My likes are to have my control taken from me. I realize that’s crazy too, I did say I’m different. So if you’d like to learn more about me please write to me. Vickie Simpson, #2038981, 742 Fm. 712 Hobby Unit, Marlin, TX 76661-4685.

My name is Michelle Wood. I am 38 years old, and will be 39 in June. I have been separated from a 20-year relationship for four years now. I have three kids, two girls and one boy. Daughters are 17 and 20 and my little man is 11. The reason I got into some trouble was due to trusting the wrong people. I was asked to pawn some stuff for someone and did not know it was stolen stuff, so I got roped off for the pawn so to speak. I got grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bad part is, I did not tell and the person has not tried to contact me. But that’s another story. I am very outgoing and spontaneous. I am 5’3 about 160 lb of thickness (LOL). If you are interested in talking and getting to know each other I’m an open book. I just want someone to talk to who is honest. I was born and raised in Manatee County. I am looking to push the reset button on my life and see where it leads me. If you would like to, you can write back through email or make a JPay account at and add me, my DC # is 5155388. I am sending a picture and hope it doesn’t scare you away. Looking forward to hearing from you. Michelle Wood, #515388, Florida State Correctional Institute, 11120 N.W. Gainsville Rd, Ocala, FL 34482.

Hello to my new potential friend, my name is Elizabeth. I am 53 years young, 5’4, and weigh 195 lbs. I have green eyes but they change colors with the changing wind or my mood. My hair color is fire engine red. I am feisty with a no-nonsense attitude and a very low tolerance for B.S. I am 100% real, honest and loyal. I was caught in a situation that landed me where I am today. This situation does not define who I am. It’s a minor setback for a major come-up. I’m a woman of God, with a strong Christian faith and belief in God. I enjoy reading my Bible, doing Bible studies, and listening to music. I also enjoy cooking, cleaning, making quilts and clothes, shopping and baking. I love horses, cats, and dogs. I am looking for a friend, 50 and up, to correspond with and to help me get through this time. I see someone who is honest, open, loyal, and real. Someone who will open his heart and share his life with me. It would be good if you believe in God and have a strong Christian faith and belief, so we can share the Lord together. I do hope you are non-judgemental and very understanding. So I will end this here and wait for you to write me. When you do write, write only on white paper and do not send a greeting card. You could also just pay me and please include a return address so I can write snail mail. My unit does not have the tablets yet. Thank you for your time and also for reading my profile. Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day and may God bless you. Elizabeth Pittillo, #1274572 Hobby Unit, 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661.

I am looking for a pen pal that is also willing to help me legally with a sentence reduction or anything else available. I have Poss. CS, less than 1 gram (0.13) and tampering. It was double enhanced and DFZ (with no measurement taken). 2 x 25’s stacked (50 total). If you would like to write or can help in any way please contact me by regular mail or Don’t forget to include your information in the message or I will have no way to reply. For curiosity’s sake, I’m 4’11, dark blond, hazel eyes and a Virgo from Texas! Shae Prescott, #2302717, 1401 State School Road, Gatesville, TX 76599.

My name is Craig Shipley (T-72290). I am 45 years young. Looking to meet a special woman who wants to see if we can be friends and more. No drama or games. I am honest, hardworking, open-minded, and very caring and affectionate. I’m originally from North Carolina, just an ole country boy at heart. You can write me letters via JPay or mail, or you can email me by downloading the app and the video visit app. If you try to reach me on and I do not reply to your email, it’s because I don’t see your name appear on my contacts. If that occurs please telephone and they can assist you with making sure you are on my contact list. I always respond to messages as soon as I get them. Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you soon. Craig Shipley, T-72290, MSF2 – Mule Creek Prison, PO Box 40900, Ione, CA 95640.

My name is Khakim Harvey, I’m 26. I’m currently serving a life sentence in North Carolina. I’m looking for someone I can build a friendship with or be able to talk to. If you’re interested, contact me. Khakim Harvey, #1344026, PO Box 247, Tabor Correctional Institute, Phoenix, MD 21131.

Single, male prisoner seeking female age 20-24. I’m a happy person, looking to have fun and smile. I’d rather talk on the phone than write. Send me your number and I’ll call you. Put the times you’d like me to call. I get free calls so don’t worry about the cost. You can also email me your number by going to and putting in my info: Jesse Milo CDCR #P40495. I can’t email back through JPay so be sure to include a mailing address if you want to get regular mail from me. I’ll be waiting for your message. Jesse Milo, P40495, BB04-203, PO Box 3466, Corcoran, CA 93212.

Male, early 40’s. History buff. Buddhist. Liberal. Chess, history, music, philosophy and art aficionado. I have some mild artistic talent. Seeking good conversation. All are welcome. Michael Martinez, #1020056, CK-11/BCADC, 200 N. Comal St. San Antonio, TX 78207.

Hi my name is Michael. I’m half black / Indian. I’m 42 years old, 5’9, 198 lb, black hair, brown eyes. I’m a writer as well as an up-and-coming clothing designer. I am serving a sentence of six years at Colorado State Penitentiary. My MRD (mandatory release date) is 9/8/2024. I’m understanding, open-minded, ambitious, magnetic and laid-back. I know this introduction bio was somewhat forward, forgive me, it’s just that I don’t beat around the proverbial bush. Any relationship, whether platonic or something more meaningful, is only as strong as its foundation, and the strongest foundations are built of honesty and mutual understanding. So if you’re reading this, why wait, I already caught your eye as well as interest. So write me so we can both learn more. Peace, Mike. Michael Wright, #180002, Unit B-5-25, P.O. Box 777, Canon City, CO 81215.

I’m Terry Laney from Charlotte, North Carolina. 48 years old, African American, born 12/3/75, 195 lbs, dark skin with brown eyes, low-cut, dark eyebrows. I would love to hear from females of any race 18 and older. Single, open-minded and respectful. Love you. Coot. Terry Laney, #0232646, Tabor Corrections, P.O. Box 247, Phoenix, MD 21131.

My name is Dan Kaufman #788247. It has been about a year or two since I have done a penpal ad. But anyways I’m only doing this ad to correct my last ad because I do not want anyone to assume that I am playing games with my pen. Anyways, I am 5’9, 135 lbs. I went to medical and they weighed me today. Answer is yes, I am seeking 2022 friends on the outside world…I am a cool brotha from Houston, Texas Third Ward South Side. I love to write and pass time and chop it up through correspondence. I always listen to Sunday Night Slow Jams. I love slow jams, it gives me peace of mind. Anyways I promise to answer all my letters and it’s 1000% loyalty on my end, as friends. I only ask that you do the same. Whenever or if you decide to hit me up, please address me by my street name inside your letter – D. Love. Mr. Dan Kaufman, #788247, The William P. Clements Unit, 12 Building, 9601 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107.

Hey reader! This isn’t a sympathy seeking pity party. I’m just lonely. I don’t have anybody out there to call or write. I’m 28, single, with nothing and nobody. I’m looking to meet new people, make new connections, and hopefully to relocate eventually. I want a new life that doesn’t involve my past. I get out next year. Robert White, Tabor Correctional Institute, #1336918, 4600 Swamp Fox Highway 904 West, Tabor City, NC 28463. 

Greetings world and to that someone who chooses me out of the countless many seeking your attention. I’m searching for a great lady friend – someone who is positive, funny, understanding, sincere, and someone who I can vibe with on all levels. It’s funny how we run our whole life in a circle and what we really need is right there before our eyes. I’m a 43 year old original man, I’m 5’11, 215 lbs, light brown, and from Portsmouth Virginia. I love the finer things that life has to offer because I feel that’s what we all deserve. I love to laugh and explore different sceneries and try new things. I’m family and business-oriented. I’m very humble, respectful, caring, dedicated and loving. I have a non-judgmental grown man mindset. I’m attracted to realness and loyalty. I don’t play games unless it’s chess. Literally and figuratively. I’m open for and seeking love and/or a friendship. I would like to connect with someone that shares the same values as I and is also family and business-oriented. Right or contact by email. Huayna Amaru, #1096834, RNCC, 329 Dellbrook LN, Independence, VA 24348.

Hello I’m Renee Arroyo, 37 years of age, 5’6, physically fit, single, and bilingual. I love nature. I like to draw anything and everything. I enjoy dancing and music, but what I enjoy the most is helping others. My love is unconditional, and I can continue writing down my qualities, but I’d rather let you judge for yourself that gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak wisdom are a rare jewel. I’m writing this bio to find very special friendships with ladies between 21 to 55, singles, who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, and bullying. If you believe you meet these criteria and think you’ve run out of options, well let me tell you that you’re wrong. Please let your mind and soul make contact with me. You can email me at Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor. Rene Arroyo, #F69147, PO Box 92, Chowchilla, CA 93610-0092.

My Name is Mario Bennett. I’m from Los Angeles, California. I’m 54 years young. I’m light-skinned with hazel green eyes, 5’9, weigh about 225 lb. Single, no kids. I like to read true story books and fiction. I love going to beaches and parks. I like hiking, camping, and fishing. I love to watch sports. I love music – R&B, oldies. I love watching good TV shows. I’m looking to meet a beautiful woman: white, asian, 36 to 60 years of age. Someone serious for real, honest and truthful. Don’t lie. I love making my woman feel special, loved, cared about, and wanted. I want to make you happy. I give you my heart and you give me yours. You’re down for me and I’m down for you. I’m looking for my woman to hold her head up high and be good-hearted. Know that I’m always thinking about you. A woman to wake up to and be proud of. I like to treat my woman as a queen. I want to bring a smile to your face every day and you do the same for me. I hope to hear from you soon. You won’t be disappointed. Here is my hookup. Mario Bennett, V-2344, California Medical Facility, M-3-336, PO Box 2000, Vacaville, CA 95696.

Hello ladies, my name is Ronzell Hunter, I am 31 years of age and seeking a queen to build a dynasty with. I’m 5’6, 180 lbs, dark brown skin, and have shoulder-length locks. I spend the majority of my time writing, studying, exercising, and strategizing. I’m laid-back, open-minded, and a great conversationalist. 5 words to describe me are secure, strong, ambitious, humble, and conscious. I know that my purpose is greater than my circumstance and for that reason I’m striving for greatness. My goal is to build a dynasty, so if we share this goal, then write me. Ronzell Hunter, #468960/3226760, MCTC, 18800 Roxbury Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21746.

Name: Jackie Knox. Gender: male. Age: 21. Race: African-American. Height: 5’10. Weight: 170. Sexual Preference: I’m open-minded. I do not judge. Hair color: black. Eye color: dark brown. Skin complexion: caramel. What I like: I like to have a good time with those who like me. What I don’t like: people who lie, who are not loyal…Closing statement: I’m looking for something real, I’ve never had that before…Jackie Knox, #1243340, High Desert State Prison, PO Box 650, Indian Springs, NV 89070.

Flamingo style: Are you ready to turn up and turn out with this desirous, seductive, sexy, 46 year old black lady. I am “your lady” in the streets and your freak between the sheets. So let’s use our sheets of paper to bring us together in festive, exhilarated, and delighted ways. Excited to share in creative and jubilant ways. What are you waiting for? “You” have been invited to contact me through or U.S. Postal. Be sure to include your full mailing address for my reply. Ms. LaSheba S. Covington, #2135622, Hobby Unit 3, Bld I – 206 bottom, 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661.

Hi. My name is Stacy Johnson. I’m open, honest, and love to laugh. I’m interested in meeting new people and building on that. I’m encouraging, joyful, and positive so I’m seeking the same. Thank you very much. Stacy Johnson, #2268204, Hobby Unit, 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661.

Greetings! To all queens out there – brown, white, big, small, tall or short! My name is Omar Rashad Dunn #0875344. I’ve been gone from society for 12 hard years. I still have four years left on the low end and five on the high. I’m looking for an older woman who is seeking to be loved by a younger, 35 year old black male with dreadlocks, colgate smile, and who’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right, who’s honest, loyal, trustworthy and knows how to throw down in the kitchen. I enjoy writing novels, reading, and cooking. I’m from the capital of North Carolina but I will relocate in the name of love. So look me up and put your pen to use so you can get back with me through the app or Omar R. Dunn, #0875344, P.O. Box 247, Phoenix, MD 21131.

I’m a 60-year-old black male from North Carolina, I’d like to correspond with a female. My name is James Wilson, I’m incarcerated and looking to meet someone that’s open-minded and loves to write also. I’m looking for a simple woman. I enjoy church, walks in the park, Jazz, and R&B music. I’m interested in finding a good, female pen pal. There is so much we can learn from each other, so don’t be shy, write soon. James Wilson, #0447653, Marion Correctional, P.O. Box 247, Phoenix, MD 21131.

Seeking educators and students for reflective contemplation and friendship. 53-years-old. College student. WM. My interests are art, writing and the environment. I’m not your typical penpal. We never stop learning. I move like a man half my age. Healthy body, mind, and spirit. Intelligence never goes out of style. Old school wisdom, with young folk woke! Brian Fuller, #2046619, 125 Private Rd. 4303 Torres Unit, Hondo, TX 78861.

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu. My Name is Askia Jah’breel Holmes, and I am incarcerated in the Florida Department of Corrections. As I write this introduction, “to whom it may concern,” I inform you that I’m seeking to be placed in correspondence with any type of woman searching for a confident, self-assured, strong-minded man that has goals, values, morals, as well as, character. A woman who is also receptive to open-mindedness when it comes to intellectual conversations and movements in the support of our people. For the record, I am Muslim and stand on my way of life in Islam, despite every obstacle and challenge I may have, or will face in this docile and corrupt world. I strive for success as a great man and lean on perfection in the struggles of my journey. So I ask for the acceptance of those who are interested in my spiritual, intellectual, physical, mental, emotional and financial growth. At the same time I admit I’m looking for love, but is love looking for me? As enlightenment, I am 37 years old, 6’1”, dark skin complexion, 205 lbs – all muscle, with a body full of tattoos and energy, as well as a mind full of knowledge and a heart full of love. I’m open for equal-minded opportunities that have the results of being molded, shaped and progressed, even with a little roughness around the edges. Modesty is an endowment, generous, patience, kindness and determination is a winner that I’ll seek to keep. With best regards, Askia Jah’breel Ibri Mujahid Muhammad. I can also be reached at Askia J. Holmes, #T33077, Jackson Correctional Institution, 5563 10th Street F 3214, Malone, FL 32445.

I am Jason, born in November (Scorpio,) 5’7”, age 35, raised in Los Angeles, Hispanic and Italian, in shape – mind and body, with tattoo’s and cute face (photo at request). Loyal heart with an understanding mind. I enjoy my fast cars and nice hood on my female. Hope you write soon. Email me from, include a photo, as well as return address. I will respond to your mail with a quickness. I’d appreciate a female in my life, and remember we can connect mentally and find our hearts as one. Also my art will unfold a special message just for you! Let me be the one to hold on to your dreams. Jason Rich #1318623 (1B-192), S.E.C.C., 300 E. Pedro Simmons Dr., Charleston, MO 63834.

Hello and please allow me to formally introduce myself. I am Michael, and if you close your eyes and imagine me, I am like a diamond in the rough. I am 6’3” tall and 250 lbs with brown hair. I am doing a little down time and being lonely is not for a SWM. I have a lot of love in my heart. They say the love in your heart was not put there to stay, love isn’t love until you give it away. I want the same thing everyone wants, which is to be loved. It all has to start somewhere. So here I am. I’m writing this bio in hopes of developing a long-term relationship with someone special. Michael Rosenberg, #1191993, Pack Unit, 2400 Wallace Pack Road., Navasota, TX 77868-4567.

My name is Darnell Winston. I’m from Kansas City, Kansas. I’m 29 years of age, 5’8”, 140 lbs, light skin with braids and tattoos. I’m looking for a special lady that is loyal, honest and clean (mind and body wise). I’m into strong-minded ladies that know what they want and need out of life. I’m a very loyal young man. I’m smart, honest, respectful, funny, confident, very understanding and clean (mind and body wise). I’m not shy in any shape or form, I’m open to listen and talk about whatever is on your mind. I let go of my past to show myself what I can do while I get through this time. Now that I’ve learned, and grew from a boy to a man, I’m ready to challenge myself with that special someone. So if you’re interested don’t hesitate to write me, I just might be what you’ve been looking for. Darnell Winston #12831-010, United States Penitentiary, PO Box 1002, Thomson, IL 61285.

My name is Matthew Smith, I’m African-American, 34 (9/11/87), 6’2”, 180 lbs, medium brown, with dark brown eyes. To be direct, I’m looking for love and a partnership. I’m from Kansas City Missouri and I’ve been down since 2006 with parole between ‘25 and ‘27. My ideal woman is feminine, feisty, and comfortable being all the beautiful things that make up a NATURAL woman. A woman that understands being vulnerable and open between us, and is a strength and a grace. I want the opportunity to be a protector, provider and trusted with her heart. Because I’ve been down so long, I need to depend on her equally, as she does on me. Though I’ve lived rebellious as a thug my whole life, and though I’m intelligent, articulate, and desperately desire success, I need a female presence that can cool my mind and guide my rebellious spirit/heart to a state of peace. That’s where true success starts for me. Caucasians, Latinas, Afro-Americans, Natives, Asians; I’m open to all possibilities. Hit me up. Will respond. Matthew Smith #1148659 H.U. 7D-109, Jefferson City Correctional Center, 8200 No More Victims Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65101.

I’m 5’4”, dark, I just grew out my dreads again. I’m Haitian and American, I’m about 132lbs, Scorpio, November 10th, I’m 28. I hate liars with a passion and I’m very blunt and direct. I won’t tolerate mixed signals. I work hard on my flaws because sometimes I can be very nonchalant. My self-respect is higher than my feelings. I’m currently single and just got over a ten-year relationship with my daughter’s mom. She chose to be disloyal so I had to cut her off behind that, but my loyalty has been unmatched this far in life. Compassion is a big thing to me, I protect my sense of individuality by all means. I’m a very understanding person, which is a blessing and a curse. I’m laid back and chill until I’m played with or crossed, then I become antisocial. My hometown is Port-au-prince in Haiti. In America I’m from Atlanta, Georgia Zone 6. I’m currently incarcerated for substantial battery but I’m in the process of getting it back. For further information please write me back. Love and loyalty, Lil Will M1-34. Willie King AKA Jihad Mustafa El-Salah, #581727, W.S.P.F., P.O. Box 189, Phoenix, MI 21131.

Seeking to connect with a generous, loving, understanding, non-judgmental male. Are you ready to be captivated, entranced and aroused? The Full Scoop. Fantasy, temptation, adventure, and most of all…The Real Deal. Grey-blue eyes, like you would imagine the sea to be. A weatherproof smile that sparkles. Even now at being on the edge of 50, the blond hair with silver streaks of wisdom, well-placed cheekbones and next-to-flawless skin can still turn heads. Bright, lively, intelligent. Sophisticated. Fiercely loyal. With renewed self-esteem and sense of purpose, is the best way I can give a self-description. Respond only if you are sharp and crisp, and desire to begin getting to know one another through genuine page turners. Be sure to include your mailing address. Dora Castillo, #02315908, Coleman Unit, 1400 Industrial Boulevard, Lockhart, TX 78644.

D.O.B. March 4th 2001. Age: 21. Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee. Currently incarcerated. Race: Black. Height: 5’7. Weight: 190 lbs. I love to work out. I love to eat healthy, diet wise. I’m very protective. Single with no kids. Looking for a male, age 30 to 40, Black or Mexican. Senetra Washington, #2230416, Murray Unit, 1916 North Highway 36 Bypass, Gatesville, TX 76596.

Incarcerated writer seeks pen pal angels…James Patterson, Jr. The famous author who followed his father’s footsteps, the richest publisher indeed. Unfortunately, I found myself in a book tale of my own. Now reside within CDCR. I was an adrenaline junkie, conducting mission impossibles. In my free time I held up convenience stores, gas stations and banks. Why is this millionaire doing this you’re wondering? Well, I told you, I needed that rush. Like a needle in an arm addict. Then I found out my book contract was voided due to time line lapses. My father cut me off from our family investment funds. Desperate for money and my lavish lifestyle, I started robbing extensively, and carelessly, openly revealing my identity which led to my arrest. Later I find myself sitting here in this enhanced outpatient program. I’d like you to conclude the moral of this author’s story? Interested parties contact James Patterson, Facebook/jamespatterson1984,, (texting); #V57371, MCSP, P.O. Box 409020, Ione, CA 95640.

Boooom! Let’s be friends! Add me on by finding my name / booking number or you can send me a letter. All are welcome to hit me up! So ugly people, don’t mess this up by not giving us an opportunity! It’s go time! Open to make friends with everyone! I get free calls and video chat. However, if you’re having poor people problems, you don’t have to put money on the app, I’ll call you. And once you’ve added me, I’ll send you some information about me, so you can have the opportunity to send mail also. I’ll talk to you later. LGBTQ+ are welcome too, don’t act like you don’t want a new prison buddy though! Vincent Brauford, #AN4969, I.S.P., B-2 Cell 128, PO Box 2199, Blythe, CA 92226. 

Hi, my name is Henry Cabrera. I’m 35, medium build, 5’10”. Easy-going, down-to-earth, Mexican-American, no kids and I’m looking for friendship and just to get to know you (females only). I have five years left and just looking for a friend. I’m down for more if that. I’m open-minded, direct and okay looking LOL. Write me and I’ll write back. You feeling lonely, and want to talk or write? I’m here and maybe on the same path as you. So no need to feel lonely, get at me. Even if you’re out in the world, don’t hesitate to reach out. You have nothing to lose but to gain a true friend, maybe more. Be safe and much love. Henry Cabrera, #F56236, P.O. Box 5242, Corcoran, CA 93212 or download the JPay app.

Wats maccin? I’m Clifford A.K.A. B. Gotti. I’m a tall handsome tri-sexual, meaning I’ll try out any female at least once. Looking for penpals to network and correspond with. Don’t matter who you are. Look me up Bishop Jotti on Facebook. Also I’m a poet and ghost writer of multiple genres looking to sell my music to any artist looking for a ghost writer. Lastly, look me up on,, ReverbNation or bandlab phone app under Clifford Clarke, Bishop Gotti or Charles Clarke. Send pics, hit me up. Clifford Clark #2239054, 9601 Spur 591, Amarillo, TX 79107 or JPay me pics and address. 

Hello there! To whom it may concern, my name is Javier Balbuena. I’m currently incarcerated in the California state prison at the Lancaster facility. I was reading a magazine and I found your address, so I decided to drop you a line and try my luck. Maybe you will find it within your heart to write a letter back even if it is to flip me off!!! I don’t know who is reading this letter which makes it more of a real dilemma to reach you with words without meaning. It is like finding someone on the street and trying to establish some conversation without asking your name or having a specific idea of what to talk about. So here I am sitting in a prison cell, a long distance from you, the faceless prisoner reaching out from within his comfortless cement grave, alone, cold, and shaking with fear. Yes, shaking with a deep fear that a human being can feel when he/she discovers that loneliness, sadness, and hopelessness are the only emotions he has left because all others have been stolen from him. Here I am writing to you and hope that you find within your heart something in common with me, perhaps you feel fear too like me, or you’re alone like me, sad like me, or maybe you were just curious about me. Who is this person who wrote this crazy letter to me? Who is this human being who is crying, reaching out for someone unknown to him. So, if you have some of those questions, go ahead write a letter, ask your questions, and perhaps you’ll find some answers to old questions, new problems to solve, and adventure ahead of you…? May the good Lord keep you, may the Lord bless you, and facilitate this connection. Sincerely yours, Javier. Javier Balbuena, CDCR #D95846, CSP-Los Angeles County, P.O. Box 4610, Lancaster, CA 93539

Ads added Feb. 16, 2022

Hey, I am a 20 year old Muslim man. 6’4, 230 pounds mostly muscle. I enjoy writing movie scripts, books and poems. I haven’t had the chance to really live life to the fullest because I came in here at 18 years old, but I’d like to travel, meet new people and have fun. I’m big on morals and principles. Easy to talk to, open minded, and respectful. I’m looking for a companion, mentor, and someone to help me grow. Also I just need someone to talk to. If you are open to it, add me on the getting out app or write me: Musa Dauwd SBI #00785073 HRYCI PO Box 9561, Wilmington, DE 19809

My name is Spencer brown. I’m a 42 year old black male, I’m 5’7, 200 pounds, brown eyes, shaved bald head. I’m doing a 12 year bid, I’ll be under review next year around this time. I like to workout and play basketball. I like to barbecue go fishing, camping, hunting, going to the rodeo and horses. I listen to all music, mainly country. I’m seeking a connection or friendship / relationship with a SWF 30-65 who’s down to earth, loyal, God-fearing, honest, trustworthy, etc. I don’t care what you look like, it’s all about personality. I believe in my heart there is someone out there for me. You can send me a JPay, it’s quicker and faster, you can also send a picture if you want to. All I ask is to be honest about one thing and that is you are over 18 years old. God bless, Spencer. Spencer Brown #2162019, Ramsey 1 Unit, 1100FM655, Rosharow, TX 77583

Hello world. My name is Rashad, I am a 30 year old black man from Kansas City MO. I’m down and out at this time. Looking to find new life in a sincere friend or two. I don’t play games, I say what I feel at all times, I am in a place in my life that I need a lady that is down and willing to see that not all men in prison are dogs lol. I don’t have any kids, but a lot of nieces and nephews and I love them to death. I don’t want to bore you but I’d love to hear from any lady willing to be my friend and see what happens. Contact/email me through the JPay app using full name and number Rashad EL James 187836 JCCC 8200 No More Victims Rd Jefferson City, MO 65101

I’m 30, incarcerated for felony evasion, ex felon and possession of a firearm. No Mickey history, look me up CDC# BL5510. Mexican and black, tatted, in shape about 210 pounds, 5 foot 11. I have kids, a wife, polyamory relationships accepted, stress free. I will be home soon. If you have time for an inmate, tap in on and text, email or write. I’m COVID-19 negative, vaccination card is real no counterfeit (smile). Hit me up. You feel good, you look good, you do good. Rico Merritt #BL5510, 3B03, PO Box 3466, Cell# 131, Corcoran, CA 93212

Hey ladies, my name is art, I’m a fun, happy, exciting Hispanic male, 43 years old period very handsome (I know ’cause my grandma used to tell me all the time when I was little… as she pinched my cheek LOL). I love to make people smile and laugh, that’s my thing, and I love being there for someone. It feels good. So, I’m here ’cause I’ve been down a few years and I’m very close to paroling (April 2022 ), so I’m looking to make a friend, friends, or possible resources and business opportunities (no specific gender). I’m intelligent, work hard and own my own business before incarcerated (rivival waste equipment). Basically I’m reaching out in an attempt to help expediate a successful return to the community and also to build a true valuable friendship, whichever comes my way. I look forward to hearing from you. Truly. Art Alvarez # BK5192 CSP-Solano-D22-20-5L, 2100 Peabody Rd, PO Box 4000, Vacaville, CA 95696

Warrior Queens/ advocate, Let’s start off a new year with hand up, fist balled. My name is Kashix AKA Paul Lewis. I am African American, 56, 6’2 1/2, 200lbs, caramel complexion with dreads. Here’s a man under the gun for an in house marijuana case. Seeking to bring light to this injustice and build relations at the same time. Please contact me via JPay app. Paul Lewis D-38903 or write me, CSATF Prison at Corcoran. PO Box B5244, Corcoran, CA 93212, E2-141 Low

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by to read this. My name is David Acuna, I’m 38 years old and Miami, Florida native. Been down now almost nine years. I’m a much more improved person than when I got locked up. I’m a very good hearted person and I hope to show you. I’m an avid reader and very athletically fit. I have a lot to offer and hope you will give me a chance to be your pen pal. I am spiritual and respect all faiths so long as they don’t demean women. I can’t stand that. I have a sister and mother prominent in my life, thank God. There’s a whole lot more to me than will fit here so please give me a holler I promise to reply ASAP. God bless us all and the planet. Thanks for your time. David Acuna AX7 943, C.C.I., P.O. Box 1906, Tehachapi, CA 93581

As I approach this stage, I greet every fighter in any struggle with peace and strength. My name is Teddrick Batiste and I am 33 years old. For the last 12 plus years, I’ve been detached from human society due to my actions as a boy. Unfortunately, I’ve learned a few things slowly, but I can say I learned them well. I’m extending my positive energy to anybody willing to build a solid foundation. I’m a very communicative person that prefers realness over passiveness. I’m an artist, writer, reader and a pleaser, amongst other things that highlight the character in me. I think very highly of myself and take my health, mentally, physically, and spiritually very seriously. I value friendship with everything within my sight and just take it a day at a time. Sitting on death row, it’s a hard struggle, but you gotta keep on pushing and looking. I’m just looking for friends, gender not important. I just want to continue to grow shine and receive light and create some smiles and a few amazing moments that could come with what new people could create. On that note, I close as I come and thank you for your shine, my info is Teddrick Batiste #999568, Polunsky Unit, 3872 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351 p.s. please NEVER stop fighting!

My name is Billy Henderson, I am from Longview, TX. I love to camp and fish. I love racing cars and riding my motorcycle. I am 52 years old and I am 6’2”, I weigh 250lbs and I have big blue eyes. I only have a few months here before I go home. I am ISO a pen-friend about my age or a little older to write and get to know. I love God and I love to laugh and I’d like to get to know a female with the same interests. Thank you! Sincerely, Billy Henderson, #2224706, C.T. Terrell Unit, 1300 FM-655, Rosharon, TX 77583

My name is Heather Kirkpatrick, K81038. I’m 30, long hair, blue/ grey eyes, 186 pounds and have a lot of tattoos. Highly motivated, always got goals. Wanting a new friend to talk to and get to know! My address is: 11120 NW Gainesville Rd Ocala, FL 34482

Poet, lyricist, entrepreneur, visionary. My name is Rashad Amir El, and I am African American/ Native American, 6’4”, 230 pounds. Muscular/ athletic build, multiple tattoos, 35 years old with no kids, chestnut brown eyes and low cut hair (usually in 360 waves). Incarcerated since 2010, fighting a life sentence with an extremely good chance of seeing freedom. I am very ambitious, and spend much of my time preparing myself mentally, physically, spiritually in creating the foundation for my future empire. I am a published author, and I have also released music and ghostwritten for a few aspiring rap artists in the free world since being down. I currently am working on publishing three more books, releasing more music projects, and getting samples printed for a clothing line. Once released I plan to start and run my own record label, publishing company, nonprofit organization, and more! I am spiritual (in terms of studying universal law) and also self sufficient. I only want your time, and perhaps your heart if you are willing to take that chance. I am looking for a woman to form a friendship with that might blossom into something more. (race/ age/ looks don’t matter). I can be reached on JPay (Rashad El #1179337) or you can write me at: Rashad EL #1179337, Jefferson City Correctional Center, 8200 No More Victims Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65101. I can send pictures also. Hope to hear from you soon!

Help wanted- Full or Part Time: Pen pal needed, position available for a dependable mature lady. No experience required. Rewarding position with lots of perks and bonuses. If a quality friendship and unique, and conscious SBM, amateur poet and songwriter is what you’d like, apply soon. Interested parties submit letters to: Kevin Bolden #2084908 2400 Wallace Pack Road, Navasota, TX 77868

Hello, my name is Anthony Williams, but you can call me Heart Beat. I’m a 30 year old bisexual male, looking for some gay bottoms to write and get to know better. Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m from West Baltimore City, so you already know who my football team is. ;) I’m 5’11, about 215 pounds, brown skin, with plats. I got a lot of tattoos all over my body, I’m a nice eye candy for the bottoms, looking for a bottom to come home to. I will be getting out the end of next year. I like to read, write, talk on the phone, and workout. When I’m home I like to spend as much time as I can with my lover, I like to cuddle and watch movies, go out and do stuff with my lover. I like going crabbing, fishing, and just having a really nice time. I love to make love a lot, packing 9 1/2. I’m looking for that one bottom I can lock down and make mines. I have pictures also I have a Facebook if you want to see how I look before you write. I’ve been locked up for 10 years, so I haven’t been on there in a long time, but you will like what you see, I can promise you that. Facebook So, if you’re gay or trans and you’re looking for a man to be your friend or lover, I’m the man you’ve been looking for. I can’t wait to come home and kiss all over you and make love to you all day and night. I’m waiting to hear from you soon. Don’t have me on my feet at the door waiting on mail call too long, my feet are already starting to hurt. I’m about to sit down. ;) Love, Anthony Williams #407900, ECI, 30420 Revells Neck Rd, Westover, MD 21890

My name is Jason Fritzler. I am a 31 year old white male. I am 5 foot 10 and weigh 215 pounds… I have Hazel eyes with brown hair. I am from Bakersville, CA but lived in Arizona prior to prison period I am of Christian faith. I currently have no girlfriend, no children, and have never been married. I am seeking companionship/ friendship with preferably a woman. I am expected for release from prison in the year 2024. A little about myself is that I enjoy music of all sorts, amateur in down to earth, have a lot of patience, and a great sense of humor. Prison has taught me a valuable life changing lesson for me to have future intentions of nothing other than once again becoming a self-sufficient productive member of society. I look forward to your consideration and response. Stay safe, stay healthy, and May God bless. Truly, Jason Fritzler #01275-508, FCI-CA, PO Box 800, Herlong, CA 96113

Ads added Jan. 20, 2022

My name is Jon Pierre, I am a 56 years young white male. I am a singer, song writer, as well as a poet. I am also quite crafty! I make jewelry and do leatherwork. I am an artist, working in pencil, acrylic and oil painting. I love drawing pet and people portraiture, as well as miniature landscapes. This place that I lived these past 22 years is a truly ugly place! To be able to create something beautiful while surrounded by ugliness has let me know that I still have something good within me to share with the world! It has kept my hope alive in a place where hope comes to die. It would be a blessing to share my artwork and writing with anyone that might appreciate them! I promise that I won’t waste your time, I will return any and all letters. Looking for Friendship: Jon Pierre Hoeffling, P-70104, P.O. Box 4610, Lancaster, CA 935539

I’m seeking Pen Pals with the expertise with the internet to assist me in my quest to obtain exposure so that the world communities are privy to the diabolical schemes that the so-called Justice System utilized for my incarceration since 1971. So far these are the steps I’ve taken over the years to bring my freedom to fruition: A) News Articles; B) Courts; C) Radio; and D) Word of Mouth. E) My book “The Truth and Nothing But the Truth”; F) My www.GOFUNDME.COM/OMAR_ASKIA; G) Final Call News Article online (pg. 7-38) Tune into my weekly commentaries on, I give a perspective on the Criminal Justice system. Current plans for a documentary are underway. Omar Askia Ali (Sistrunk), AF0814, DB-11, P.O. Box 33028, St. Petersburg, FL 33733

To whom ever single beautiful ladies that are out there ready to mingle- meet a sexy young Puerto Rican, 32 years old, long hair, high yellow bone who loves to work out and stay in shape. I’ve been down five years and I’m just out of touch because I lost a lot of close ones through this pandemic, but I’m trying to meet a beautiful young princess out there that wants to meet an open minded person who is business minded, energetic and a go getter. Holla at me! Let me explore your time and life- hope we can connect so I can tell you my dreams and positive ambitions. I’m all about communication and learning from each other. I can be your shoulder, let me prop you up so you can lean on me for anything you want to share or are going through that you need to let out. May God Bless You. Till pen and paper meet again. I am from P/A Lancaster: Jayson Velez, NB-1294, P.O. Box 33028, St. Petersburg, FL 33733

Hi, I’m Andre. I’m seeking women for friendship and a relationship. I’m a 23 year old Black man- 5’6”, 165lbs, light skinned, incarcerated in North Carolina. I love to read, work out and clean. I’m a fun person and easy to get along with. You can look me up on Facebook or IG @ “A NhB Rollin”. My release date is 10/06/2026. I love women of all races so hopefully I’ll hear from you soon. The mailing address and the prison address are not the same- mail is electronically delivered to me through the “Textbehind mobile app”, pictures as well so I’ll be waiting on you  Andre Clark, 154790, Southern Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 247, Phoenix, MD, 21131

I’m Jason. I’m 45, 5’11”, 180lbs, bald. Blue eyes. Fit, healthy and handsome. Serving 3 years for burglary (RD 2024). I’m a builder/contractor by trade, flipping luxury homes. Good with computers (BCTI Graduate Class King). I draw and do oil pastel art and also write good poetry. I’d like to get to know you. Write: Jason Schmidt #11794890, TRCI, 82911 Beach Access Rd, Umatilla, OR 97882-9419

To Whom It May Concern: I am a SBM, 38 years of age and I am currently incarcerated at Guilford County Detention Center in North Carolina. I’m seeking a female friendship with the possibility of it growing into something more. I enjoy listening to music, working out, traveling and learning. I’m also an avid reader and writer. You can find me on Facebook as Jason Barnett from Greensboro, North Carolina. I want someone to show me there is love and life after lockup. Feel free to write to me at Guilford County Detention Center- Greensboro, Jason Barnett #1219282, P.O. Box 2925, PMB 79078, San Antonio, TX 78299-2925.

Hi, my name is Leoncio Lozano, but you may call me Leo. I was born in Texas on May 1, 1973. I’m 48 years old, Hispanic male, short peppered hair, light skin complexion, brown eyes, nearsighted, natural straight teeth, medium build, 145lbs. My astrological sign is a Taurus. I’m open minded so any gender may write to me from any part of the world, for any reason, even to say “Hi” or for encouragement. I’m seeking a mentor in Criminal law, also reading, writing, math and social studies. I enjoy books, magazines, art, poetry, pictures and history. I would love to hear about world events, new tech, celebrity gossip, fashion, political changes, T.V. shows, animals, social and cultural changes, etc. I’m able to receive J Pay letters, but not able to respond to them, so please enclose your mailing address, so I may be able to write back through regular mail. I’m single and open to what may develop. I need someone to help make a difference in my life, a hero. What do you call a bee that was born in May? A Maybee! Thank you and please let others know about me, maybe. Peace and Love, Leo. Leoncio Lozano #1197516, Connally Unit, 899FM632, Kenedy, TX 78119.

I’m a SBM, 59, 6’4 ½”, 214lbs; I am handsome, intelligent, articulate, compassionate, attentive and down to earth. I come to you, God as my witness, as a sincere man full of truth. I am seeking a beautiful woman desiring to “get ahead” in life. Life has taught me many things of value, and what we learn is reflected upon what we have accomplished. I would like to hear from someone who is sincere, of mature thoughts and reflection; a person who is open-minded and willing to be honest as I am to them. Life is too short to spend it alone, not knowing if true happiness could be among us. If I sound like a man who is worth your time, then let’s explore the infinite possibilities, for we can never predict which encounters will be the ones we will never forget. Raymond M. Pickett, #C-21520, P.O. Box 409020, Ione, CA 95640.

Hello, my name is Keith Walter. I’m 38 years old. A Leo  I’m 5’11 ½” tall, weighing around 185-190lbs. I was born in Navasota, TX but raised in Houston, TX. So, you can say I’m a city boy, with deep country values. I love reading and good music. I’m a humble person who is a seeker of true knowledge of self and God. I’ve learned that life isn’t complicated, it’s what you make it to be. So, I like to send positive thoughts and words throughout the universe. I admit that I make poor decisions in life that I’m grateful to be paying for. During my time away I have earned a degree through Lee College in Cabinet Making and completed Bridges to Life. I’m a strong Black (King) man traveling through this journey we call life, seeking a strong Queen to share my throne with and rule a Kingdom together as one. I see parole in 6 to 7 months. I’m currently housed on a pre-release faith based unit, so I’ll be home soon. If you J Pay, please send address. Keith Walter #02151065, Carol Vance Unit, 2 Jester Road, Richmond, TX 77406.

I come as I am; and I am as I come: in respect!

Greetings… my name is Richard McCoy. I am originally from Chicago IL. But grew up in Missouri. I’m 39 years old, 5/6 and 190 pounds. I have 18 months left inside these walls. All are welcome to write. My aiming target is in the sky… ’cause I’m shooting for the stars. I know the struggle firsthand to not be able to relate with all those in it. My goal is to seek out new friends… maybe more. I’m able to send photos if you’d like. Also you can go to and add me by putting in my name and number #1000485. Might I add that I am not biased to any gender, but I am 100% straight. And would only prefer to correspond with women of any and all races. Truthfully, I’m so close to the door I could care less if I never receive another piece of mail. Therefore, please sincere replies only. I’m too grown for games! Upon my release I plan to open my own business… and a few other things. But whomever is a part of a “caravan” will prevail to the highest elevation possible. All I can do is hope and pray that the powers that be send me sincere and blessed individuals who are very compatible. Well, since I’ve shared a portion of myself with you… maybe you can return the favor. Take care of yourself and family in the midst of this pandemic. I leave as I came: in respect! Richard McCoy #1000485-7C#105, JC.C.C., 8200 No More Victims Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65101

Hello to all the ladies who could be reading this. My name is Tyrone, but you can call me Black Ty, which is what most call me. I’m 6 foot and my body is covered in tattoos because I love artwork. I weigh about 235 pounds of sheer niceness, if that’s even a word. I have light brown, smooth skin, low cut eyes and a neatly kept full beard. I have dreads that are well kept even without a retwist. I like to write poems, I love to write music as well as perform it, from rapping to creating the right beat. I love to study about different races that have also been through what my race of people have been through. I believe all lives matter no matter the race or beliefs of a person. What I’m looking for is someone that is serious about wanting to start a relationship but also is aware that friendship is the foundation for a relationship first and foremost. I’m 35 with no kids but looking to have some in the future. I work hard and play hard so the hustle is more than just doing and having one hustle. The mind is beautiful when you find out how to use it right… lol. I don’t mind women of different races. I don’t see skin color but the heart of a person. Don’t get it twisted either… I’m not looking for a monster with one eye or anything… but I am looking for someone that is also easy on the eyes. I like thick women with a nice butt, thighs and some nice C cups… I like my slim thick ladies too that can hold a good conversation with some substance to it. But let me wrap this up- but leave the best for last I’ll be home in 2024 ladies. To hit me up, just get on my J pay so we can email and go from there. Go to, enter my name and prison number #1134226 and the name will pop up. Or just write to me: Tyrone Tucker #1134226, Jefferson City Correctional Center, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Hi I’m Wanda Jean. I’m 64 years old period I am a single Christian woman. Looking for a pen pal to correspond with. I’m 5’2” and 157 pounds, all woman. I have big brown eyes and black hair. I sing and dance to keep my spirits up. I have four grown adult children. I go to paralegal school and Bible school to keep myself from staying in a negative environment. I have done a lot of time. I know what it’s like to be locked up. If you are interested in writing me, you are welcome. Here in Texas, we can’t write people who are in prison, like we are. So write me: Wanda Foster, 5715 Long Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77088. I get out 11/22.

Hello! My name is Shae Prescott. I just turned 40. I am white, blonde and very country. I’m currently in TDC for a drug (meth) charge. I like to write and converse, but honesty is key! I don’t want to guess, speculate or have to analyze for the truth. I want to talk to someone who can think for themselves and has their own opinion to share, not absorb mine as theirs. If you would like to write, hit me up: #02302717, Crain Unit, 1401 State School Rd, Gatesville, TX 76599 or you can contact me at If you do not include your address specifically in the message, I will not have a way to write back.

Hello good people, my name is Robert Jackson, located at California Training Facility in Soledad, California. I enjoy all music, sports, writing, meeting of the minds, gardens, animals, reading, working carpentry, word pressing, facilitating, learning, and being an avid listener. Heterosexual, 48 years young, mature and healthy GL-BM next who’s athletic and muscular. I believe in compromise and happiness even under the circumstances, I choose inner peace! I address my underlying issues by maintaining the course to educate myself by taking college classes, self-help to know that life is to be appreciated! I learned that hurt people do hurt people and gaining emotional intelligence to make rational choices has helped me heal and I know my value and self-worth, do you? Smile… we all matter. Well, I sure look forward to building with my natural mate into something special and powerful! I have no kids and have never been married, but I’m open to what this wonderful life has to offer. Thank you for the chance to correspond in hopes for a consistent journey. No discrimination, always respect. You can contact me by mail: Robert Jackson, H-77686, P.O. Box 689 (E-208), Soledad, CA 93960

My name is Norma Jean Canada. I am 43. I am a Christian looking to correspond with a strong Christian man. I love to cook and read. I am very adventurous and love the outdoors. I am very open minded and non-judgmental. I am very accepting and understanding. You can write me a letter or me a message. Remember, if you do not include your address in the message to me, I will not have the information to write you back. Norma Jean Canada, 02250221, 1401 State School Rd, Gatesville TX 76599

Hello to you all. I pray that all is well with you and family during these rough times. My name is Diamond Baker. I am male, 5’ African American/ Haitian and 23 years young. I will be getting released very soon. 12/ 05/2021 to be exact. I’m looking to make new friends. No matter the age (adult only). I have plenty of interests such as music, reading, fashion and food to name a few. If you are looking to gain a new loyal friend, you can reach me at my new address 916 1/2 Elm Ave Long Beach, CA 90813. Stay safe and live life.

Hi, my name is Sean and I am seeking to build a support network with people who desire to fight against the prison industrial complex. My main goal is to bring justice for juveniles who are bound over and tried as adults. My plans are to litigate in the courts and write articles that change the judicial perspective on children and change people’s minds about the way juveniles should be treated when they are neglected and tossed into the adult prison system. I am looking for teamwork. I seek a group of people who really want to get things done on behalf of marginalized populations who are unfairly treated by the courts. I am a paralegal through the Blackstone Career Institute; I earned my Doctorate in Divinity through the College of Divine Metaphysics; I am currently going to college to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Technical and Applied Studies. If you are interested in hearing more about the things I am working on you can contact me through, use my name and number Sean Steele #392298/ Ohio. Or write me: Sean Steele #392298, TCI, P.O. Box 901, Leavittsburg, Ohio 44430

Hi my name is Tonya Carroll. I am 43 years old, I am a white thick female 5’4, with blue eyes and long dirty blonde hair. I’m currently in Gatesville, Texas serving a 50 year sentence and have already completed 9. I’m looking for someone I can talk to that is honest, loyal and has a great personality. I enjoy the simple things in life and have a passion for music. I also enjoy reading and writing. If you are interested, please write me back by snail mail or by Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon. If you Jpay me, please include your address so I may respond. Tonya Carroll #2054425, 1401 state school Rd, Gatesville, TX 76599

Middle aged man, chess player, marvel fan, history buff, searching for pleasant conversation on these and any other topics. All are welcome. Michael Martinez# 1020056, Unit BK-01/ Bexar County Adult Detention, 200 N. Comal St., San Antonio, TX 78207

Hi, my name is Gary Carter. I’m a 34 year old Moorish American currently incarcerated in a federal prison. I am 6’0, brown skinned, 280lbs, well built and tatted. All I’m looking for is good conversation, and friendship. I’m not trying to scam or con my way into your bank account. I’ll never ask or hint at anything financial, I’m just a man in need of stimulating intellectual conversation. I’m honest, caring and respectful. Can talk about any and everything. I’m also a writer (nothing published yet). Short stories, poetry, essays and things of an adult nature. If interested feel free to write me at Gary Carter 11895-082, U.S.P. Canaan, P.O. Box 300, Waymart, PA 18472

I am a 31 year old white male, tall and athletic, with black hair and grey hair in the mix. I am a country boy that enjoys being outside. I enjoy working and spending time with friends and family. I do like to read when I get a good book to read in here. I love meeting and getting to know new people. If y’all want to know anything about me just ask away, I am an open book. I’ve never done the pen pal thing so I am willing to see how this goes. Zachary Porterfield, 700223, LCFS B 216, 8607 SE Flower Mound Rd, Lawton, OK 73501

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Greetings, my name is Bruce, though most people address me as Sojourner. Thank you for taking the time to read this; it is a pleasure to meet you. Who am I? I am a 32-year-old, single father of three young sons. I am currently imprisoned, but I am not defined by the crime I committed. I am a Christian. Also, I am an aspiring writer. Here are a few random things I enjoy: Furthering my education, reading, exercising, playing chess, sports, traveling, cooking, the arts, some television, the outdoors, business and above all, helping others any way that I can. Presently, I am making preparations for a successful reintegration into society. Though I’ve hit rock-bottom, I’ve discovered that rock-bottom can be a foundation on which to grow. I’m interested in communicating with anyone interested in communicating with me, a humble prisoner. I may not be able to offer you much, but what I can offer is true friendship, dedication, devotion, loyalty, a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, words of encouragement, fellowship and love. I look forward to making your acquaintance. God bless you! Bruce Jackson, USP Lewisburg, 72214-050, P.O. Box 1000, Lewisburg, PA 17837

How’s it going? My name is Andre Tinnon, I am 40 years old, African American and about getting to know any female who wants to correspond at any rate about things that matter. My info: André L. Tinnon, WSPF, 306887, P.O. Box 1000, Boscobel, WI 53805

I am interested in interacting with a woman who is willing to share some of her time. If you’re interested, contact: Kenneth Moore, V97875, CMC, P.O. Box 8101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409

Poet, Lyricist, Entrepreneur, Visionary. My name is Rashad Amir El. I am African American/Native American, 6’4”, 225 lbs., muscular, athletic build, tattoos, 35 years old with no kids. I have chestnut-brown eyes and low-cut hair (usually in 360 waves). I’ve been locked up since 2010, am currently fighting a life sentence, but have an extremely good chance of seeing freedom; so, my time is spent in preparation physically, mentally, spiritually and by building the foundation of my future empire. I have published two works of poetry (one is an e-book, the other a paperback), released music online and ghostwritten for a few aspiring rap artists in the free world. Currently, I am preparing to publish three more books, three more mixtapes and send out samples of an idea for a clothing line I created. Once released, I plan to start my own record label, publishing company, non-profit organization and more! The only limitations are the ones you set on yourself! I am extremely ambitious, spiritual (in terms of studying universal law) and self-sufficient. I am looking for a woman to form a friendship with that may have the possibility of becoming something more (race, age, looks are not important). I can send pictures if you’d like. If you choose to respond and send pictures, they have to be sent in a separate envelope from the letter. I can be reached on (Rashad El, 1179337, under Missouri Dept. of Corrections) or you can write me at Rashad El, 1179337, Jefferson City Correctional Center, 8200 No More Victims Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Take care and hope to hear from you soon!

Ads added July 22, 2021

Creole-Black male, Oakland-San Francisco native, attractive, educated, doing time and lonely. A troubled life led to prison, but diligent efforts at change now leads to a great future. Seeking female friend to share thoughts, ideas, feelings and see what happens. Write and send photo soon: Eric Martin, B60373, P.O. Box 2000, Vacaville, CA 95696.

Hi, my name is Crystal Williams, 35 years old, 5’2” and 140lbs. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I am Hispanic, Chinese, Korean, and German, I know it’s an odd mix but it works great for me. I am a retired veteran of the U.S. Army as a paralegal, I have been a certified medical administrative assistant and have an associate’s degree in culinary arts. I enjoy spending my days listening to all types of music, reading a good book, drawing, and writing my loved ones. I am a huge sports fan. I love my Spurs, Eagles, and Braves. I am looking for new people to correspond with through snail mail to share some good convos and laughs. If you are interested feel free to write or JPay me. Please include a picture, so I can put a face to your mail. I will respond to all mail. I hope to hear from you very soon. Trust you won’t be disappointed. Besitos! You can reach me at: Crystal Bell Williams #2074561, 742 Fm 712, Marlin, Texas 76661-4685

Hello Ladies! I’m praying that you all are looking for a good guy to become friends with. If you’ll listen and pay close attention… I’ll attempt to put a stain on your brain that if maintained you’ll never be the same; in a good way. ‘Cause a woman like you deserves nothing less than the absolute best… (me.) And if time was of essence and I was free: I know who my soulmate would be… (you.) Tyram Jones is my name. I’m a light skinned black man: 5’10”, 225 lbs solid and sturdy. Born March 12, 1974, I’m a simple man, looking for a simple woman, a woman who can compliment me in every way. If you are The One, who writes me and one day become my Significant Other… may God bless the people who made you, for they created a special woman. Please write to: Tyram Jones, #1447270, 2101 Allreds Unit, Fm 369 N., Iowa Park, Tx. 76367

Are you single? Wish you had a faithful man? SBHM, 27, 6’1”, 200lbs, Blk, Brn, Handsome, Considerate, Likes Beaches, Travel, LKG4 SF, 21+, W/SI write me at: Daniel Ortiz, 2664 FM 2054, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886

My name is Traymar Robinson, CDC#BK8344. I’m 24 years old, from Watts, CA, but I stay in Victorville. I don’t have kids and am in prison, but don’t let me being in here stop you from getting to know a good young man! I don’t see color and I love older women. Can you please be in Cali if you wish to write me? My out date is July 4, 2023. Not looking to make a home, just a good relationship. Don’t bypass me. Give me a chance, a good fighting chance. May God Bless. To reach me: Traymar Robinson, CDCR#BK8344, (4A1R) #27 PO BOX 3476, Corcoran, CA 93212

Thought for Today: I was in prison and you visited me! Hello Ladies! I hope all’s well and that this lil’ note finds you in good spirits. My name is Joseph Jackson. I am 6’4”, 242 lbs, medium brown complexion. I’m an LVN (licensed vocational nurse.) I’ve worked as such for more than 20 years prior to coming to prison. I’m caring, compassionate, fun-loving, and I love to spoil a woman any chance I get. I love God, but I ‘m far from “holier than thou.” I don’t play games with a person’s feelings and emotions. I do love to write, and I’m ready to tell you all about me. So if you’d like to correspond, I’m waiting. Let’s do this!!! Write to: Joseph Jackson, #1624884, 810 FM 2821, Huntsville, TX 77349

My name is Damion. I’m 43 years young, a chocolate complexion African American man, bald-headed, well built, with brown eyes. I’m looking for that special someone who I can inspire, as well as you inspiring me. I welcome “positiveness”, fun and loving, laughs, plus intellectual, stimulating “open-minded” conversations. So please share with me a little bit about yourself, welcome me into your world. Likes? Dislikes? Favorite foods, color, music, animals, etc. What makes you, you? What puts a smile on your face? As for me, I enjoy the outdoors, camping, fishing, cooking and exercising. I’d love to offer friendship and help pick you up when you’re feeling low. We all need a helping hand, so I’m extending mine. I’m a good listener. I look forward to hearing from that “special someone” and please try to stay COVID-19 free. God Bless and yes, I can have family visits. I can be reached at: Damion Varnado, #F10478, C.T.F.-LB-248, P.O. Box 705, Soledad, CA 93960

Single Moms and Baby Boomers (women only): If you desire a man that wants you, that’s all for you and doesn’t want nobody but you, then Babygirl it’s time for me to introduce myself. My name is Corey and I understand your worth. SBM, 6’1”, brown eyes, brown hair, slim build. Let me give you what you rightfully deserve. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! S.A.S.E. and phone number if you want. To reach me: Corey Bellamy, #1361548, 833 Old Land Fill Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681

Can you be my Ray of Light? 63 year old black male would like to have a female pen pal. I am a bodybuilder who loves to read, but I still have a lot of time on my hands. Hearing my name at mail call would be a REAL blessing. I can be reached at: Eddie Fletcher, #055350, Martin C.I., 1150 Allapattah Rd., Indiantown, Fl., 34956

My name is Phillip Blair Jones, CDCr# G23728. I’m 52, white, and very single. I am in need to correspond with a female between the ages of 18 and 40. Race is unimportant to me in terms of who I correspond with. I will be financially stable when I get released. I am from Northern California (Chico to be exact.) I love the outdoors. I am looking forward to finally having somebody write me. I am good looking & funny, at least I think so! I leave you in faith. Be safe, stay healthy. P.S. I really don’t know what to write, all I know is that I do need someone to write and give me Hope! Hopefully Yours, Phillip Blair Jones, CDCr# G23728, N2-201c, C.M.F., P.O. Box 2000, Vacaville, CA 95696

Hello Ladies, my name is Robert Garrett but people call me Scoe. I’m from East Baltimore City. I’m 5’5”, 200 pounds, brown skin, with a low haircut. At this time my love life is complicated. I’m a laid back type of person. I like to watch movies, travel, play basketball, workout, and one of my goals is to be a certified fitness trainer. I have 6 children but I’m not in a relationship with their mother…it’s complicated! I wouldn’t be writing this ad if I was in a relationship because I don’t believe in playing games or playing with people’s feelings. I told you about me, now I’m waiting for you to tell me about you. I have pictures for you if you reply. Hope to hear from you soon. Write me at: Robert Garrett, #471-087 2635659, 18800 Roxbury Rd, M.C.T.C., Hagerstown, MD 21746

Hello. My name is Michael and I am hoping to find a pen-pal. I am currently incarcerated for 22 ½ years. I am still fighting, so hopefully I’ll be out sooner. I enjoy reading, exercising, and writing for my free time. I am also teaching myself to play the guitar and compose poetry and songs. I am a Black/African-American man, 32 years old, 270 lbs, and caramel skin with brown eyes. I shave my head. I am looking to find someone who is down to earth, non-judgmemental and who wants a friend who will write back. I am a Muslim but open to all. I can be reached at: Michael Glenn Jr., #580474, Gus Harrison Correctional Facility, 2727 East Beecher St., Adrian, MI 49221

Support Group Needed! To the spirited women and men out in the free world: By placing this ad, it is my hope to form a network of people with long stretching resources to effectively assist me in my transition from prison back into society. After a lengthy stay in prison I have lost all family members, and contact with old companions would not be conducive to a successful life. So I hope to reach a few compassionate people who would dedicate their time to get to know me in order to determine if they believe that I am worthy of their investments in my future. Thank you! I can be reached at: Mr. Albert Fleming Jr. #E-21973, CSP-Solano, D20.24.6 lower, P.O. Box 4000, Vacaville, CA 95696-4000

My path is new and beautiful. I am a recovering addict that walks with God, and has coffee with him each morning “smile.” I wish to find new friendships that are positive, honest, and down to earth. I like to travel and find creative adventures, some in A/C and others outside in the dirt. I consider myself very active and outgoing, someone that dances to the music of life. So if you are tired of the games, hit me up… I can be reached at: Felicia Martinez, #1665249, 4K-208B Hobby Unit 742 FM 712, Marlin, TX 76661

Hello, First of all I wanna thank you for taking your time out to read my letter. I hope you’re staying safe and taking all the precautions necessary in this pandemic. My name is Juan Lopez, I’m 30 yrs old, and I’m from Houston, TX. I’m an individual who’s confident, open-minded, amiable, and funny. I value friendship and place loyalty in high regard. Nevertheless, I am not complicated. Just looking for a genuine friendship. One of the world’s most sought after secrets is happiness. I realize that happiness comes in many forms. The happiness I seek comes in the form of a letter. Words are powerful. Words can be a new beginning for a person. Certain things in life are inevitable, like we know the sun will rise and set with each day! I can only hope that our chance of meeting will be an inevitable moment, so I hope the mailman will pick up and deliver your first letter to me. Delivery would go to: Juan Lopez, #1740357, Estelle Unit, 264 F.M. 3478, Huntsville, TX 77320

Howdy! My name is Michael and I enjoy learning. My main goal is to come out of this place a better person. I’m searching for an angel who can assist me to improve as a person and I, in turn, will be forever grateful. I enjoy bicycling, swimming, listening to country and jazz music, gardening, spending time with family, and yoga is something that I’ve been wanting to get into. I was on my highschool tennis team and most summers I was a swim instructor. I was born in Waco, Texas. I’m 5’ tall, bow legged, and yes, I wear blue jeans, cowboy hats and boots. I weigh 160lbs. The Rock looks like the tall version of me. I look forward to hearing from you. It’s going to be pleasant to have someone that I can share my thoughts with and, in turn, you can share your thoughts with me. Together we will come up with a solution to turn our thoughts and ideas into reality. I was born in 1966 and I’m 54 years of age. I’m praying for just one woman who can be content with one man, and together we will make the rest of our days the best of our days. I can be reached at: Micahel Sims, #2278240, Ellis Unit, 1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77343

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My name is Heath Stocks and I’m searching for those passionate advocates that shape and broadcast voices into messages. Seeking men and women of diverse color and cultures who have lived and survived struggle that have overcome their traumas. I am a 44 year old caucasian man born Nov. 12, 1976. I am a survivor who lives to empower, encourage and uplift others. I am more than a name or number lost behind walls. In reaching out to me you will become a part of a hope filled story. You may read about my case at, learn of my advocacy work and perhaps join or encourage our team as we seek to end child sexual abuse. Please allow me to personally share my vision, mission and purpose with you. We are all called to use our experiences to help others and I want my story to help and empower you. Reach me at: Heath Stocks, #110429, 2501 State Farm Rd, Tucker, AR 72168

Hello there, I’m just a country boy from Texas who is open minded and looking for friendships. Interested in talking to real down to earth people. I will be getting out this year and have been on a lot of pen pal services trying to meet people but I’m beginning to think that I don’t have any game left to pick up women. So I’m gonna man up and ask for help from my sisters on how to be a ladies man, how to give a woman what she really wants, how to make a woman feel like she’s my queen and I will take all the tips you send me. I promise I will write to everyone that writes to me and I am looking forward to meeting new people that will help a lost brother out. Thank you for your time. God Bless. Jimmy Black, #2024010, Powledge Unit, 1400 FM 3452, Palestine, TX 75803

My name is Donna and I’m from East Tennessee. I am 56 years old with long blonde hair, electric blue eyes and stand 5’6’’ tall. I am in search of pen pals and friends. I am a true country girl that likes racing, fishing, camping, hiking and bonfires. Indoors I enjoy cooking and baking and cuddling up on a cool night to watch a movie. I read Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, Tami Hoag and more. I am 100% honest so please be the same. I would be willing to relocate for the right one. There is so much to learn you need to write me to find out more details. Please enclose your contact info including phone number and email. I’m here waiting to hear from you Donna Strong, #21416074, Federal Medical Center Carswell, P.O. Box 27137, Ft. Worth, TX 76127

Dear Bayview Reader, My name is Agustine Diaz. I’m a 39 year old tattoo artist and rapper from Bryan, TX. (Youtube; Augustine Diaz) I have to do a little time for evading in a vehicle. God willing, I will be home soon. My reason for writing is not only to submit my information for the pen pal page but to point out something Marcus Garvey said in the 1970’s, that the founders of this nation did not do so to hand it over to people of color. This is what Donald Trump and his MAGA supporters understand. Our brothers and sisters in the BLM movement can keep on peacefully protesting but the sad truth is that force will continue to be used against people of color. Brother Malcolm X once said “To join my movement, you have to be willing to go to jail, the hospital and even the cemetery” I am a Muslim. I believe in a life after this and I am down for the cause. I’m for the people. When I get out I plan on joining the Black Lives Matter movement. I am a registered member of the Brown Berets based out of San Antonio, TX. I want to encourage you to keep up the good work. Augustine Diaz, #2309414, 1391 FM 3328, Tennessee Colony, TX 75880

Thank you to all the amazing people that take a chance on us, to get to know our story. A bit about me: I’m serving time in a California State Prison. I’m an artist but also love to stay active and play sports. Some of the best things I like about myself is that I’m social, loyal and determined. I enjoy watching cooking shows like Rachel Ray or Pati’s Mexican kitchen. I’m biased towards Mexcan food, of course. How about tamales? Or tacos…enchiladas…I’m sorry, what was I talking about? LOL Upon my release I wish to continue my education and attend university. I also want to continue to do art and hopefully one day I will be able to do it for a living I’m passionate about prison/criminal justice reform and I plan on incorporating elements of that into my art. If you have any questions ask away, I’m an open book. Out of so many other things you could do with your time, I’ll be blessed to receive a letter from you. Best regards, Ulises Kline, #AG4252, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95532

*Solid 4 Jo* Hey, my name is Joseph Gonzales and I am 29 years of age. I’m 5’9’’, 200lbs all solid, no shake and I have 21 tattoos. I have light brown eyes. Currently I’m incarcerated and have a 14 year bid to do. I’m a great listener whis is loyal, honest and respectable. I love to read, learn and listen to music. I am seeking friendship and ultimately, real solid love. Till next time. Joseph Gonzales, #749998, Baraga Correctional Facility, 13924 Wadaga Rd, Baraga, MI 49908

Hello world! My name is Yesenia Hernandez. I’m a Latina born in Mexico but raised in the United States. I’m a 40 year old beautiful Native American woman. I’m 4’11’’ with a small frame. I love to read, draw, sew and for fun I like to play with my makeup. To keep my spirits up I really enjoy listening to music and twerking :) So if you are interested please feel free to write back anytime soon! Yesenia Hernandez, #1121070, 1401 State School Rd, Gatesville, TX 76599

Hello. My name is Timothy Hocking. I am 34 years old. I’m a while male with swag. I like to write, listen to music and workout. I’m a sports fan. I got a few tattoos. I’m loyal and have a huge heart. I’m single and open minded to anything. I’m looking for someone who likes to write with no limitations or expectations. Someone to enjoy time with and grow together. I must say I’m ugly and my mamma dresses me funny…LOL. A lot of the time I never say the right thing. But I will do my best to be there for you anyway I can be. Be your strength when you need it and to be here for you to share your stresses with and hopefully be able to put a smile on your face. Timothy Hocking, #1103753, S.C.C.C., 255 W. Hwy 32, Licking, MO 65542

I don’t like writing about myself, though I will for you. Here is a short and sincere public notice from a single man that looks to be 35 but born November 18th, 1977. I stand 6’1’’ and weigh 215 lbs. I have dark brown eyes, clean cut black hair, clear chocolate skin and a handsome smile. I’ve never been married. I love kids and don’t have any. I also love the idea of FAMILY-both yours and mine. I am easy to get along with and people usually enjoy my company. I will be released from prison this year (2021). In four words I am: spiritual, understanding, knowledgeable and motivating. I have a college level education. One of my favorite pastimes is screenwriting. In closing, I search for friends, mentors and/or a serious relationship with a woman. I look forward to hearing from you. Ira Porter, #BM3161, C.R.C. Dorm 303-14, P.O. Box 3535, Norco, CA 92860-0991

Hello Ladies, My name is Patrick Wilson and I’m from the Bay Area Oakland. I am a Cancer and am in my mid forties. I’m a gentleman looking to meet someone that is understanding and open minded with the hopes that I can introduce myself and communicate with you in a meaningful way. I consider myself down to earth, fn, charming, loyal, supportive, understanding and open minded. I am looking for something real. I’m sure we’ve both had our share of let down and disappointments but through that experience we can only learn to do things better. I respect the real ones and the only way that I’m able to do that is if you’re honest with me. I’m not here to play games. I’m looking for the long term type, the type that’s going to let us plant a seed and grow. I’m willing to meet you halfway, meaning I don’t have any distractions stopping me from giving you 100% of my attention. So if you decide to put your soft hands in mine I’d expect the same. This is only for you ladies that are serious and are looking for something real and ready to bring something to the table. If so contact me ASAP. Patrick Wilson, #T50230, Z-9-110, Salinas Valley State Prison, P.O. Box 1050, Soledad, CA 93960

Single White Male, 36, 5’8’’, 200lbs. Stocky build, hazel eyes. Seeking friends for genuine friendship. All are welcome to write, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, lifestyle, etc. I will respond to all those that contact me. I am a dedicated, determined, passionate, ambitious and creative person. I spend most of my time reading, writing and drawing. I enjoy laughing and having fun. I strive to make the best out of every situation. We only live once; it is important to maximize our experience and staying positive is key. In addition to reading, writing and drawing, my interests include astrology, poetry, and music (which includes country, rock, rap, alternative, classical and jazz). I hope you decide to contact me and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Anthony Evans, #T-97368, Old Colony Correctional Center, 1 Administration Rd, Bridgewater, MA 02324

Hi. My name is Christopher Stephen Scott. I’m 33 years old, 5’7’’, 180lbs, and have blonde hair and blue eyes. I work out all the time. I have a 15 year sentence ahead of me and could use someone to write to while I do my time. I’m open minded and open to any topic of talk so please write me. Thank you. Have a good day. Christopher Scott, #186394, P.O. Box 250, Draper, UT 84020

Hello, my name is Aaron A. Torres. I’m currently in a correctional facility in Texas. I am looking for someone to write to. I have a great sense of humor and a big heart. I always like to make people smile around me and help out when I can. I’m looking for friendship with a person who is open to sharing their thoughts, hopes and just talk about life. Someone who will just be themselves. I enjoy watching comedy movies like Sweet Home Alabama. I also like Zombieland. I listen to all kinds of music and I read a lot of Manga. I am a Hispanic male. I’m 42, 5’6’’, 160lbs. I have short black hair and brown eyes. My birthday is October 8th and my astrology sign is Libra. You can write me at Aaron A. Torres, #1907027, Coffield Unit, 2661 FM 20554, Tennessee Colony, TX, 75884

Hey everyone! My name is Mike and I’m 32. I’m bisexual and looking for some new friends or more. I’m 5’7’’, 148lbs, athletic build, single, hazel eyes, red hair and a pretty white boy. I have a wide range of interest from basketball, football to reading fiction. Please send a pic with your reply. I’m a former news reporter. I’m studying to be a paralegal right now. Hit me up with some mail. Mike Theroux, #W-108986, 500 Colony Rd., Gardner, MA 01440

I am a 51 year old male looking for friends. I enjoy the outdoors. I have 4 children. I’ve been in prison for 16 years and have 9 more left. I enjoy pen paling and writing. I have a G.E.D. I’ve been clean for 7 years. I’m a believer in a Higher Power. I do like reading my bible and other books. Open to make friendships with anyone. I love to watch comedy programs to make me laugh. I am waiting to get some college courses. I am 5’11’’, 200 pounds and white. I love to listen to music. I’m a positive person. I am a good listener. I do have photos. Richard Massie. #V-82755. High Desert State Prison, P.O. Box 3030, Susanville, CA 96127

My name is Skylar, I’m 32 with no kids. I’m a wild, untamed free spirited Leo born on the second of August. I strive to live each day to its fullest. I’m 5’7’’. 142, White, Hazel eyes. I’m university educated and used to work on TV in Boston prior to my arrest. I love to meet all types of drffrent people from all walks of life. Please send pictures when writing o me by mail or I hope to hear from you soon. Skylar Theroux, #W-108986, P.O. Box 466, Gardner, MA 01440

I’m a 51 year old Native American Indian from the Lumbee tribe. I have short brown hair and have hazel eyes that can change colors with the light at times. I am looking for that special someone who I can spend the rest of my life with once I’m released from prison. I love to make people laugh and just have good old hometown fun. Carlos Goins, #0148532, 2992 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28804

My name is Darius Hackett. I’m about 5’5’’, 125lbs, 29 year old African American guy who loves to travel, cook, dance, swim and hike to name a few. To better describe myself, I’m from New York originally but reside in Texas for now. Pisces is my zodiac sign. I have smooth chocolate skin, a colgate smile, dreamy luminous eyes and my hair is twisted in cornrows. One might say my good qualities are being a good listener, spontaneous, like to have fun and make the girl I’m with smile. In my spare time I enjoy poetry, books, entertainment, art and dramatics. I’m a God fearing man. I do not judge others who are of a different belief than myself. I’m willing to write to females that are incarcerated as well as females around the world. I like a female who’s honest, open-minded and upfront about everything. I look forward to hearing from y’all lovely ladies soon. I will respect anyone who decides to write and respect those who decide not to. Looking for a friend is what I want. You can also reach me by Darius Hackett, #2255170, Telford Unit, 3899 State Hwy 98, New Boston, TX 75570

Hey, how’s it going? My name is Vik and I’m a 1st termer located in Valley State Prison. I’m just looking for someone to write to if that’s cool? I’m 26, Hispanic, laid back, pretty chill and easy going. Hit me up if you’d like to continue writing or something. Don’t be a stranger! Peace and Love. Victor Ayala, #8822, Valley State Prison, P.O. Box 92, Chowchilla, CA 93610

My name is Sherman, 45 year old black single man of God with the desire to find my soulmate and put a real smile on your face and heart which no man can steal from you. If this queen is you please contact me, we have much to catch up on…email me at or through the snail mail. God Bless, Sherman Combs, #I09926, Mayo Correctional Institution, 784 West U.S. Hwy 27, Mayo, FL 32066

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Hello,my name is Adrien and I’m open to corresponding with anyone. I identity and present as straight but am definitely bi-curious. I’ve been incarcerated since 2005, for armed robbery,and my release date is April,2022.Soon! I’m single,from Mesa,AZ, 5’11”,180lbs,blk hair,brn eyes, Chican@,DOB:4/27/84, intelligent,with a dark sense of humor. I’d like to make new friends, network,and just connect with others.I’ve been slammed down in Supermax solitary confinement for about the last 10 years so I’m very eager to get in touch with some interesting people. I like cats better than dogs,I like to read and write a lot, have read about 30 Star Wars books in the last 4 years,I love football (Go ’9ers , Go Brady!), and I’ve earned my paralegal degree while in prison. You can write to me at Adrien Espinoza #T597560, Lower Buckeye Jail, 3250 W. Lower Buckeye Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85009. You can also connect with me at via my tablet. I’m in county jail right now but will return to DOC in a about June/July, 2021. My change of address and other info can be found at Twitter@spino_adrien123 & I can receive only postcards while here in county, no larger than 4.25X6″, no homemade or custom made PCs. See jail mail rules at Write soon!

My name is Donnie, I’m looking to meet new people for friendship and correspondence. I’m 42 years old, 5’10, 215lbs, greyish blue eyes, brown hair. I’m serving time in prison for nonviolent drug offense. Since I’ve been in prison I have gotten my master’s degree in personal training and right nowI’m a few months from getting my paralegal degree. I’m open to write to anyone, I’m looking for someone to write, get to know, talk about everyday things in life. I’m a very outgoing person, understanding and down to earth. I have a great sense of humor, love to make people smile and laugh, so don’t be shy, write me a letter to see where our friendship can go. When you write, tell me about yourself, what makes you happy in life, what puts a smile on your face! Hope to hear from you soon! Donald E. Brelje 09657-041, FCI, P.O. Box 6000, Florence CO 81226

Dear Lady, tired of games? Want better a someone not complicated, w/a big heart + great listener, then try me! It’s about companionship, not material things. I’m Indian, like 7-11 & the needle of the haystack. Manjeet Singh, T-22165, CMF, PO Box 2000, Vacaville, CA 95696

Hey, what’s up? How’s it going? At the moment I know we are complete strangers, but that can change. My name is Keith, I’m 36 years young, I’m currently in prison and looking for my better half. I stand at about 5’10, 175 lbs, dark skin, short hair, tatoos. I enjoy writing, drawing, working out. I also love animals. I’m also a fan of writing. I’m out the city of Los Angeles. Before I keep writing, don’t be shy to write back, let your ink run free. I’m not looking for no one to take care of me, I’m looking for a woman to just be able to meet me half way and give me that love and comfort she wants from me. That we both our missing out or life. I know you may not like to write, but our communication must start somewhere so please feel free to ask any question you need and please be yourself. Trust me , my only trick up my sleeve is to abrah cudadbrah my way to your heart. And maybe you will be willing to get to know me with open arms and you will be willing to meet a new friend. But prolly not with my luck, lol. It don’r matter your race or size, it’s your heart I’m trying to get to know. God Bless. PS. You can look me up on facebook under KB Brown; you will see me inside my cell in all gray. Don’t let a good thing pass you by. Keith Brown, BD0455, D2-112, P.O. BOX 1050, Soledad, CA 93960

I’ve been sentenced to serve the next 2 years + 2 months. I will be going nowhere for the next very long 26 months. My residency address will not be changing. I’m doing time for involuntary manslaughter charge for a car accident I was involved in. I was sober, the other driver wasn’t. Nevetheless I believe firmly in karma and maybe if I’m not even responsible, the universe gave me this time to clean up old karmic debts. I’m 35 years old white male, 6’3, blond hair, blue eyes. No tatoos. I’m a graduate of the Savannah College of Art + Design, with a BA in Industrial Design. I played rugby during and after college and I’ve competed as a bodybuilder as an adult. I work as a carpenter by trade. I love dogs and I’m a practicing Buddhist. I spend my time reading, studying, drawing and practicing yoga + meditation. Christopher Norton, #940592, Bexor County Jail, 200 N. Comal St., San Antonio, TX 78207

My name is Michael Valentine, I’m 28 years old. I’m a good person, good son, good brother and most important I try to be the best father possible. My daughter will always come first. I’m Native American and white, but my beliefs are traditional Native American. I have goals of becoming a counselor to help youth before they get on the path that led me here. . I enjoy beading jewelry for friends and family. I enjoy wildlife and BBQing with the family. I like swimming in rivers and lakes. I love the ocean and relaxing on the beach. I’m interested in finding a good friend/penpal so I can create good communication with one another, learn something and enjoy one anothers communications. From knowledgeable to sexy conversations. If someone is looking for a relationship, I’m extremely interested (after getting to know one another). Michael Valentine, BG4982 A4221, High Desert State Prison, PO Box 3030, Susanville, CA 96127