Death Row, Missouri
I hope this
finds you doing well and in good spirits.
This is why I am
writing to you at this time.
I would like your help in finding
someone that is willing to write to a death row prisoner,
get through the sometimes
rough and lonely times of being isolated from the outside world,
a daily struggle with fighting for his life.
I guess I should
you some background on myself,
some of my likes and basically who
I have been on and off death row now for ten years.
say on and off because I have had my sentence overturned
2 times and
on the 3rd time as I write this.
Both times the state has
me the death sentence again.
I can honestly say that having my
2 times wasn't much of a change from being on the
Basically, even though technically I was no longer on the row,
as if I were and within myself the fear of the
state wanting to execute
never left my everyday thoughts.
I am 33 yrs old, divorced
a daughter from the marriage in which I have no contact with.
family support me and do come to visit me whenever possible.
have friends that I write to on a regular basis,
but I am always
to meet and get to know different people.
I enjoy trying to help
with their problems as
I know that some have far more greater problems
I and to help someone with their problems gives myself
a sense of
and self worth.
I enjoy writing letters, poetry, and short
I have yet to have anything published,
mainly because of
the fear factor of
if I tried to get anything published,
they would do nothing but laugh
Mainly due to the fact that I am on the Row.
enjoy all types of music, except Heavy Metal and Gangster Rap.
But anything from contemporary to country that
I can understand the
lyrics I'll listen to.
To break the boredom of living on death
row, I mostly write poetry,
by putting my inner feelings down on
but I also get out and about
by going to the gym and working out,
running the track and lifting
playing softball, handball, volleyball and football.
So I don't
sit around on my butt dwelling on my dilemma,
I do get out and
When I was out on the streets, which seems such a long time ago,
as a boat builder.
I tried joining the service (army), when I was
But they wouldn't have me, because of a broken neck
when I wrecked my truck,
while being a stupid kid and drinking and
So I went to work for a boat company down in South Georgia, which is
I am from.
The pay wasn't that great but it put food on the
and paid the bills.
I like to think of myself as an honorable
by respecting others and keeping my word.
If you are able to find
that is willing to write,
the first thing they should know is,
not a player and I will never ask them for anything of monetary
All that I will ask from them is a growing friendship.
to hear from you.
Thank you for your time,
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updated December 30, 2010 Canadian Coalition
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