Death Row Prison Pen-Pals

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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...

SirMario Owens #135951 - Primary Picture
Canon City, Colorado34Straight
African AmericanNon-denominational


Many people call this place where I reside "The Concrete Jungle". It's like a jungle most days, and on others, it's like a circus. On a Tuesday, somebody could be taking a flight for life "Helicopter Ride to the Hospital" for getting stabbed. On a Wednesday, the police can be dealing with a man who had set everything in his cell on fire, making the whole pod smoky like lava! Hot...

Profile Alert! This profile was updated on 8/27/2019
DeMarcus Sears #762415 - Primary Picture
Jackson, Georgia47Straight
African AmericanMuslim

Life Without You

My mind journeys back in time, as I lay flat on my back, transposed in thought with eyes closed, wearing deafeningly loud headphones, blaring vintage oldies but goodies, synonymous of the times a 16-year-old version of me was ever so deeply young---and in love. As slowly I float high above, gazing down upon the impeccable manicured lawns, prestigious rose gardens...

Profile Alert! This profile was updated on 9/15/2019
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Harlem Lewis III #999595 - Primary Picture
Livingston, Texas28Straight
African AmericanMuslim

Hey, I’m Harlem,

I’m that genuine guy you’ll want to get to know all about.  You’ll find out that I am easy to talk to and I like making others laugh.  I don’t let my situation come between my unique personality.  I feel like we all need someone in our life that will bring that extra spark to our lives!  I’m that guy!  I like my friendships to get to the point...

Profile Alert! This profile was updated on 10/16/2019
Livingston, Texas43Straight

Greetings, my name is Pablo Melendez and I am on Texas Death Row.

I live in a place where people mistake rage for right and murder for justice. It's as if my life is a puzzle, with most of it still left in the box. It's quite a thing to watch a person slip from the potential of life into the finality of death. It's another thing entirely to be the one pushed from one to the other...

Profile Alert! Turns 44 on 11/16!
Raleigh, North Carolina30Straight
African AmericanChristian


My name is Andrew. Currently I am incarcerated and I am looking for serious pen pals to correspond with. Prison is a rough place mentally and spiritually. Most days it is hard to find something to smile about. Sometimes solitude can seem like the norm but I am seeking someone who is willing to build any type of relationship and maybe help me navigate this cesspool of negativity...

San Quentin, California45Straight
African American

Hey!  Hey you!!   Don’t pass by without checking me out….

I'm not smiling cuz I haven't met you yet!  (smile)

This opportunity is for me to inform you briefly of what I'm all about.  After reading this introduction maybe you'll find me to be an interesting guy.  My energy despite my unwanted situation, is positive.

I'm 45 years young!...

Rodney Hardy #045659 - Primary Picture
Florence, Arizona57Straight

Hi friends, my name is Rodney. I am looking for friendship while I start this journey of trying to save my life and winning my freedom back. Obviously I am at a low point in my life but I have to look forward not backwards. I can only look to the future. That future can only begin by finding good people and good friends who are interested in me and my journey.

I love to smile. I am...

Profile Alert! This profile was updated on 10/2/2019
San Quentin, California45Straight


This last year has been one of the hardest.  For many years I've been told I will get a new trial, and “just be patient”…..but nothing happens.  Realizing the fact is, it takes an average 30 plus years for those on death row to win an appeal.  A lot of that time comes just waiting to be appointed a lawyer.  So even if I do win on appeal, I will be an old man,...

San Quentin, California49Straight
African AmericanBaptist

First, God Bless all those who take the time to read this.

My name is Marcus D. Adams aka Lil Sonny. I'm 49 years young and I'm incarcerated on San Quentin's death row. I've been incarcerated for 22 years. I grew up in South Central LA. I'm 6 foot 1 and I'm 242 lbs, light hazel/brown eyes, and I'm fit. I love to read novels and magazines, listen to music, and I work out to 2-3 hours a...

Profile Alert! This profile is new! It was just posted on 10/3/2019
Ely, Nevada40Straight
African American

The greatest person that I’ve ever had the gift of knowing was my grandmother. The amount of good advice that she gave me can’t be measured and the value of her advice is priceless even to this day. When she saw me struggle with ways to come up with problem solutions she’d say, “Donte, just keep it simple”. Little did I know my grandmother’s sagacious admonition would penetrate the very...

Rick Rhoades #999049 - Primary Picture
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.

Of course I like sports and I’m a voracious...

Paul Storey #00999538 - Primary Picture
Livingston, Texas34Straight
African AmericanChristian

Hello Future Friends,

I pray you and yours are doing well as you are reading these words.

Please allow me to introduce myself to you: my name is Paul David Storey.  I am currently a prisoner on Death Row, at the facility where I’ve been since September 16th, 2008….  But there is a strong possibility I will leave here one day due to prosecutorial misconduct in my case...

Demond Bluntson #00999602Primary Picture
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 relationships, friendship, and otherwise.

When I considered what I would tell you about me, the more I thought about it, I felt I was leaving out so much that in its...

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...

Christopher Sattiewhite #H-60700 - Primary Picture
San Quentin, California49Straight
African AmericanChristian

I was once told if I wanted a great woman in my life, I first needed to work on myself to become a great man and human being. I have worked on myself so I seek an open-minded woman for friendship. If what I conveyed speaks to your heart, then holler back at me, and let's lay a foundation towards building a strong bond of friendship.

US Carnell Petetan Jr #00999592Primary Picture
Livingston, Texas43Straight
African AmericanChristian

In search of a friend.

I’m looking for a genuine friend. I’m a loyal person. I’m looking for loyalty in return.

To me, friendship is something sacred and cherished between two people. It helps you accept a person through all of their faults and imperfections. It helps you accept a person despite their past to get to know who you are today. Right now, today, I’m a flawed person...

Paul Slater #999208 - Primary Picture
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...

San Quentin, California44Straight

Greetings, my name is Gerardo Romero.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to two beautiful parents from Michoacan, Mexico. I am Mexican American; speak and write English and Spanish fluently. I am 44 years old, open-minded, easygoing, friendly with a sense of humor.

I am athletic; like sports and I participate in physical activity. I enjoy exercising,...

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...

Pablo Maldonado #1000900002 - Primary Picture
Jackson, Georgia32Straight

Hello World,

Everyone has a start, and friendship begins when we try to make a difference in each other’s lives, and it is strengthened when such difference is made through laughter, story sharing and being happy that we have a good friend in each other.

With this in mind, my name is Pablo F. Maldonado (the F stands for fun and free spirit).  My interests are; surfing,...

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Florence, Arizona48Straight

Hello and thanks for stopping to view my profile.

My name is Tracy Hampton, and I'm a 48 year old white male. I'm 6' 2", weigh 220 pounds, with a bald head and pale green eyes. My hobbies are working out, reading, and studying (history, law, philosophy, German language, psychology). I like to draw; anything from horror icons, serial killers, portraits, flowers, pin-ups, to even puppy...

Profile Alert! Turns 49 on 11/02!
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...

Profile Alert! This profile was updated on 10/13/2019
Paul Henderson #T19123Primary Picture
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...

Charles Rienhardt #084033 - Primary Picture
Florence, Arizona48Straight

Stop Right There…I’m The One You’re Looking For!

My name is Chuck Rienhardt, I’m a single, White male, 48 years old, hazel eyes, 5’8” tall and 175 pounds. I would love to receive mail from anyone interested in writing, ask whatever you desire and I will always be 100% honest with you. I’m a pretty laid back dude, I love music, mostly Heavy Metal and Classical. Being on Death Row means...