Death Row Prison Pen-Pals

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Paul Henderson #T19123
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San Quentin, California49Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

I'm looking for a meaningful friendship with someone who will not only see me, getting to know the person beyond the labels but who will also allow themselves to be seen, to be cared about. We are social creatures and I've learned it is people more than any material possession that adds spice to our lives, that brings out the best we have to offer, and allows us to be the genuine, caring, and...

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Andrus Terence #999578
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Livingston, Texas30Straight
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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Gregory Hunt #Z-521
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Atmore, Alabama68Straight

Hello my friend. I want to say Thank You for taking the time to view my profile. I am 58 years young, and extremely energetic. When able to exercise my choice of sport is volleyball, and sometimes basketball. I have been on death row since 1990, incarcerated 1988. A very long time I know, but time goes by easier by not thinking about time.

In America we have a large verity of gospel...

Robert Ray #133752
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Canon City, Colorado33Straight
African AmericanAgnostic

Do you prefer Charmin soft tissue or freshly cut sandpaper while taking care of business in the bathroom?

Well, after the last 14 years, I've realized it is the little things that I miss the most about being free. No matter how much money you have or how charming you are, it will not get you any Charmin. I miss being able to eat food simply for the good taste of it and not solely for...

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Bill Clark #K-80703
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San Quentin, California64Straight
African AmericanChristian


Sure, I could sit here and tell you how easy it is to cope with life on death row... how I gracefully navigate the murky waters of 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 keepin' it real... I'd be lying. I'd not only be...

Michelle Michaud #W-96070
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Chowchilla, California60Straight

Sometimes it feels the whole world has forgotten me.  It would be nice to hear my name at mail call. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you,


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Charles Thompson #999306
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Livingston, Texas48Straight

Howdy from Texas,

I’m a native Texan who enjoys having fun, laughing, sharing in good clean humor. I like all animals, care about the environment. I have a passion for history, other cultures, especially music. Music is a big part of my day. Prison is a lonely place, a real struggle for beating boredom! All types of music fill my days...

Steven Parker #253735
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Florence, Arizona45Straight


My name is Steven, but my friends call me Vega$. I got that handle because I was a poker dealer at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I’m looking to start a positive correspondence with someone who shares my interest. This is my first time in prison and wasn’t the outlaw that many other inmates were on the streets. That being said, I’m the single father of my beautiful...

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Lenard Philmore #314648
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Raiford, Florida42Straight
African AmericanChristian

Hello and welcome to the ad of Lenard Philmore. I'm a 6'7"42-year-old black man who is currently on death row in Florida. I'm reaching out to anyone who would like to befriend a person such as myself. My sole interest is making new friends. Life on death row is not an easy one and friends could help make life a bit easier. To be able to communicate with someone on a regular basis would be a...

Rick Rhoades #999049
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Livingston, Texas54Straight

Looking for Companionship/Friendship

I’ve had the bad boy mentality for most of my life but I’m reformed…or at the least, I’m on the road to a softer version (smile)! I’ve been locked up a long time and have never done the pen pal thing. Some days are dark and heavy and I’ve grown lonely and tired of the months and years of solitude...

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Alexander Hamilton #F-92974
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San Quentin, California32Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

…And, just like the SUN,
I’ll continue to SHINE =)

I introduce myself as a “Student” of Life’ who’s grown out of the debilitating feelings of loneliness to embrace this solitude that causes me to face myself and consciously begin the life long process of introspection.  Depression from the past; anxiety over the future shall not weigh...

Thomas  Brown  #D30662
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Raiferd, Florida36Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

All I ask is that you get to know me before you judge me, overlook me, and choose to not be a part of my life. Every day I am doing the best I can to make the best out of a horrible situation.

I enjoy sports, reading, exercising, movies and shows such as Empire, The Resident, 911, and many others. I am a down to earth person who’s genuine, respectful. Loving, a flirt, silly at times,...

Gerald Marshall #00999489
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Livingston, Texas36Straight
African AmericanChristian

I’m in Search of Friendship only

People of the Planet,

Thanks for taking the time to read these words from inside my cage.  I really appreciate it.

I’m a 35-year-old man seeking to make a friend through letter writing.  I would like to enrich someone’s life by being there when you need me to be.  I believe that’s what real friendship is.


Christopher Jackson #0999524
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Richmond, Texas34Straight
African AmericanSpiritual

Since 2007 I have been a member of the Texas Death Row society…a proud tradition among many Texans, I myself not included.  As time moves on, so do friends and family, a natural progression among my fellow man, understandable to a degree.

So my hope today is to obtain new friends, those who are open-minded, kind, sincere, and enlightened enough to know things are not as...

Demond Bluntson #00999602
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Livingston, Texas43Straight
African American

I never thought I'd find such a connection to life through a letter. We've all settled for less sometime in our life. In that, we've gained experience; realization. With that knowledge, we move forward and apply it to our...

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Jason Richardson #AK-3987
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San Quentin, California47Straight

Hi There,

I’m a Latino just under 6’ tall here in San Quentin, looking for anyone who wants to write or talk; open to any age, shape, size or race. Just someone to laugh and share some life with. I love animals, funny videos (AFV), analyzing life intellectually and connecting with people on a deep, spiritual and visceral level…

Scorpio to the fullest! :) HA. I’ve been a tattoo...

Franklin Lynch #H34201
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San Quentin, California63Straight
African American


My name is Frank and I was born in Oakland, and raised in a beautiful part of California, the Oakland-San Francisco Bay area.  Unfortunately, as a result of mistaken identification I’ve been incarcerated since 1987, and I am currently on San Quentin’s Death Row, pending my appeal.

Despite my difficult situation, I am hoping to connect with someone from the outside...

Travis Runnels #999505
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Livingston, Texas45Straight
African AmericanOther

My travels in life have carried me down many roads that have given me valuable insight into life and myself. From these experiences I've been able to put together two very different books that reflect my passion inside and outside of prison. The first book was put together to help people understand how it is in prison, bringing them inside. "How To Survive In Prison".  The...

James Watts #0428143
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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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Paul Slater #999208
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Livingston, Texas44Straight
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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Robert Will II #00999402
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Livingston, Texas40Straight

“Man, you look like some type of wild mystic revolutionary artist or a young tatted up mad professor or something” my neighbor just said this while being escorted across— and quickly glancing in— the security grate door-slit of my super-seg isolation cage on Texas Death Row. In a split second I looked up, laughed and started to get back to work— then I thoughtfully paused and visualized the...

Bryan Jones #D50899
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San Quentin, California56Straight
African AmericanNon-denominational

I am a 56 year old black man, young and strong, and I would like to know new inspiring sensations of enlivening...friendships I desire in gaining. There is a large amount of talent and life in me to be experienced from. I'm a man searching for embraces from people I'd be welcoming in learning to know.

I have various interests: art, music, sport, reading,...

Ruben Garza Jr #190487
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Florence, Arizona38Straight

Reflections seek reflections,
A mirror seeks a mirror,
A deeper conversation,
Life mirrors understanding.

Reflections seek life,
Understandings and challenges,
Games being played,
Play them elsewhere.

A reflection seeks education,
Education to mirror a future,
A future to reflect an education,
An education’s reflection...

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Joseph Gamboa #00999526
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Livingston, Texas36Straight

Dear Reader,


My name is Joseph Gamboa. I’m 35 years old, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I was wrongfully convicted in 2007 for a crime I’m innocent of and didn’t commit and now I’m currently housed here on Texas Death Row and praying to get some relief in my appeals!

As I wait I would respectfully hope to hear from some sincere, loyal people that have a...

Steven Nelson #00999576
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Livingston, Texas31Straight
African AmericanJewish

I'm here with you now and willing to try to become a better person by allowing different people in my life.  I'm not expecting perfection, just an unlimited level of understanding.  You know, let’s talk, listen, grow, smile, and laugh.  It’s crazy how that don't even seem normal.  I would like to become friends with a person that’s open-minded and willing.

I ain’t...