Death Row Prison Pen-Pals

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James Watts #0428143 - Primary Picture
Raleigh, North Carolina46Straight

I am a man who is a people person.  I enjoy getting to know new people and what their interests are.  I absolutely love fishing, animals, nature, street racing, motorcycles and shooting pool.  I can’t really relate to anyone who is under 30 years of age, because they were very young, or not even born yet, when I got locked up.

I prefer to hear from females but will...

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Desi Marentes #AN3861 - Primary Picture
San Quentin, California40Straight

Hi, my name is Desi Marentes from Los Angeles, California.

I'm 40 years old, 5'7", 170 lbs., hazel eyes, Mexican-American, tattooed, bald head, and have a mustache/goatee. I'm just looking for friendship and possibly more. I'm on death row in California and have been incarcerated for 14 years.

I enjoy working out six days a week for one to two hours a day, reading, watching tv...

Kevin Miles #098955 - Primary Picture
Tucson, Arizona51Straight
African American

Hello out there in the so called “Free World”.

I am a very lonely man who is currently serving a life sentence.

I would fully enjoy having a conversation with anyone.  I am desperately in need of FRIENDSHIP and basic HUMAN KINDNESS.

I am 51 years old.  I don’t want to die alone, so if you are a sincere person,...

Ely, Nevada39Straight

Thanks for taking the time to visit my profile.  Life has been quite the adventure for me, and the most meaningful part of this adventure has been the people I've been able to share it with.  I'm excited to build new friendships, so let me tell you a bit about myself…

I'm Bryan!   My time in this world has been a journey of exploration, discovery and transformation...

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Ojore McKinnon #P-32800 - Primary Picture
San Quentin, California51Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

Hello from the inside!

My presence on this platform is to find that connection two people share on the way to becoming fast friends.

Stranded on Death Row I’m reaching out beyond this confined society for your hand in friendship and human contact.  I spend 21 to 24 hours in isolation and spend my days working to overcome my WRONGFUL CONVICTION.  How does an INNOCENT...

Matthew Marshall #648254 - Primary Picture
Raiford, Florida55Straight
African American

To Whom the Beacon of Hope May Concern:

I send welcome greetings enclosed with an invitation of friendship and the dawning of a new beginning possibly. Moreover, in detail, I'm sure you are entitled to know that I'm currently an innocent man on Florida's Death Row. However, for the message I now enclose, I'm a believer in fate and the difference a genuine heart and soul makes whenever...

Livingston, Texas40Straight


My name is Micah Brown and I'm an inmate on death row.  I am looking for someone to correspond and hopefully build a lasting friendship.  I've always enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and anything outdoors.  Now I enjoy reading, listening to music and working out.  My favorite books are horrors and thrillers, but I can read just about anything.

If you...

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Ely, Nevada47Straight

Hi there,

My name is Rob.  I love to read and also watch movies.  Some of my favorite books are Game of Thrones (still waiting for book #6!), The Book Thief, Gone With the Wind and 1984.  Some of my favorite films are The Town, Braveheart, and Bridesmaids.  What are some of yours?

I hope to write people from across the USA as well as around the world, and I...

Paul Slater #999208 - Primary Picture
Livingston, Texas45Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

Friend to Be...........

I'm in search of someone who's genuwine, open, and most of all, that's willing to get to know an individual that's been misunderstood! I'm attracted to determination. I admire honesty and I'm interested in learning! I like to read, write poems, exercise!

All I'm asking for is a friendship to be able to do what friends do. Bring one another to...

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Andrus Terence #999578 - Primary Picture
Livingston, Texas31Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

Hello from the other side. The “other side” is a prison unit where Texas has its Death Row. This is a place of darkness where light, somehow, continues to shine. The light is hope—and hope is where you come in. I’m looking for someone who can send and receive some warmth through smiles, laughs, and shared insights. I’m looking for a TRUE FRIEND—a wise person who will exchange experiences and...

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Chillicothe, Ohio42Straight
African AmericanChristian

Hello, my name is Calvin but everyone just calls me Cal. Thank you for taking a moment to read my ad. I decided to post this ad because I am lonely and I have a strong desire to connect with a person of substance out there in society.

Some of my interests are cars and flipping houses. I also have a newfound love for horses and the outdoors. And although I’ve never ridden a horse or...

Dale Flanagan #0021853 - Primary Picture
Ely, Nevada54Straight

There’s a saying about finding an incredible treasure in a field you do not own…I’m tired of fool’s gold.

Life should be more than an endless blur, day in and day out, nothing but the same old. Imagine, really what would it be like to finally have someone in life you feel a sense of connection with...I'd so like to find that.

I'm not seeking your favorite color.  I want to...

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Tamal, California66Straight
African AmericanChristian

Sure, I could sit here and tell you how easy it is to cope with life on death row…. how I gratefully navigate the murky waters on this predicament…. and how I proudly stand alone with no need for friendship, companionship or support.   But if I told you any of these things, I wouldn’t be keeping it real.   In fact, I’d be lying!   I’d not only be lying to you, I’d...

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Noel Doorbal #180000087 - Primary Picture
Miami, Florida47Straight

What’s up future friends?

My name is Noel Adrian Doorbal and if my name sounds familiar it’s because a major Hollywood movie was made about me. The world-famous director Michael Bay, the maker of the “Transformers” movie franchise released in April 2013 the international blockbuster movie starring A-list actors Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The name of...

Raleigh, North Carolina47Straight
African American

Hello, my name is Nathan W. Bowie. I am on Death Row in North Carolina. I am 5'9 1/2" tall and weigh 204 pounds.

The key to me being able to deal with the stress of my situation is reading. I am one of those people who just loves learning, exploring different ideas, and all kinds of stories through books. I take full advantage of all the classes they offer me here...

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Richard Valdez #K56901 - Primary Picture
San Quentin, California45Straight
HispanicNative American

Loyalty is something that is truly important to me when I allow someone into my life. Being that I am going to give my all and let you know me, no holds barred, I don't believe it's too much to ask for.

I am a true believer in open communication. How else do we get to know one another? Communication is a two-way street. I am looking for someone who isn't going to play games and be a...

Ker'Sean Ramey #999519 - Primary Picture
Livingston, Texas33Straight
African American

How would your life be different if…you stopped allowing other people to dilute/poison your day with their words and opinions?  Let today be the day…you stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.

We’re all searching for something, whether it’s God’s Love, our purpose in life, or our identity as individuals...

Raleigh, North Carolina50Straight
African American

I've been on Death Row for 23 years and it has been a lonely place.   I am looking for someone who is open minded, non-judgmental, loving and caring and who doesn't play head games.

I'm an active and outgoing 50 year old, who is honest and respectful of all people.   My interests include role playing games, such as Starfinder, Infinity, and Shadow Run.  I like...

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Chillicothe, Ohio49
African American

If you want to put me in a certain class or label of what type of person I am, I guess it would be under renaissance/nerd type man simply because I have such varied interests from voracious reading and chess to international politics and economics, foreign policy, climate change and writing articles on the topics.  I also enjoy music of all types from Jazz, R&B, to Classical and Blues...

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John Christopher Marquard #122995 - Primary Picture
Raiford, Florida52Straight

Hi, my name is John Marquard. I was born into a U.S. Air Force family and spent my first five years in Germany where my dad was stationed. When my father left the military we moved back to the United States where we settled down in North Carolina. Except for a few excursions that’s pretty much where I grew up. When I was eighteen I decided to see the country and did so on a motorcycle. I went...

Andrew Brown #H-36100 - Primary Picture
San Quentin, California50Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

"Real Talk"

My name is Andrew, I’m an Aries who is very outgoing, sincere, loyal, understanding with a good personality.  I could sit here and tell you how I effortlessly deal was being on Death Row and how I rise above this demoralizing, degrading and negative environment with no need for real friendship.  However, if I told you these things I’d be lying not only to you, but...

Chowchilla, California51


I am wishing to find a pen friend who is: kind, supporting, compassionate, trustworthy, loyal, honest and not afraid of humor, laughter and smiles.

I love animals (no spiders or bugs…ow!). I like to read historical novels both fiction and nonfiction. I listen to most music and crochet as a pastime. I also like learning about places, cultures, lifestyles, people etc....

Raleigh, North Carolina58Straight
African American


As you can see, my name is William Barnes, but everyone calls me Green Eyes. I am very energetic and enjoy meeting new people.

I stand at 5’7” tall and have reddish-gray dreadlocks. I am of a mixed decent. My mother is Indian and my father is from the Island of Jamaica.

My hobbies are as follows: I enjoy reading, singing, writing poetry, exercising, playing...

Ruben Becerrada #G52922Primary Picture
San Quentin, California55Straight

Hello, my name is Ruben Jose Becerrada. I’m 55 years old (2-5-64). I’m 5’10” about 197 pounds, black eyes, black hair. My dad is Afro-Cuban, my mom is Mexican. I’m a former professional boxer. If you want you can check some of my fights out on YouTube. I love all sports. I’m willing to write and want to talk and hoping to get visits from you. I’m open to any age. I’m a real quiet, mellow, laid...

Obie Weathers #00999396Primary Picture
Livingston, Texas38
African American

Dear Friend,

I don’t know who you are, where you are, what gender you are, what nationality you are – none of these insignificant details. I only know you are there – someplace beyond the walls of this tiny cell filled with prison sounds and my warm humanity.

Somewhere on this lovely blue and green world of ours, you are living your quiet, lively life – contributing to the...