If you’re reading this, then you must be open-minded, or at least curious about us trapped behind these walls.
First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this, that’s a step in the right direction. I’m hoping your next step will be contacting me for the beginning of an amazing friendship. I decided to take a chance and try something different by signing up for this, hoping to meet someone sincere who I can not only learn and grow from, but also smile, laugh with, and build a connection and friendship that can last a lifetime.
Just to tell you a little about myself, I’m half Puerto Rican, half Mexican, and was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. My hobbies consist of exercising, playing sports, and listening to music. I also enjoy education and learning new things. I’m the type of person who loves to make people laugh and always keep a smile on my face no matter what the circumstances may be. I have been told that I’m funny, selfless, and a great listener. I know people may think prison is full of horrible people, but there are actually quite a few goodhearted and innocent people here. I would be an example of these people.
I’m currently incarcerated for a crime I didn’t commit, so I’m interested in someone who is not judgmental and will not jump to conclusions. Someone who will actually take the time to get to know me for who I really am, and not for what the justice system has falsely labeled me as. I’m also interested in someone with a good sense of humor, who is down-to-earth, with a beautiful personality. I would never base a connection on trivial things such as age, race, or weight. That would be extremely shallow. I have been let down too many times, so honesty and trust are the two main qualities I look for in a person, when starting a friendship or any relationship at all.
I seek and expect all these qualities from a person because I can guarantee them in return. Even though I have been dealt this unfortunate situation, I have not let it bring me down.
Since being incarcerated I have eared my high school diploma, and I am attending college classes in order to earn my Associate degree in liberal studies. I also plan on earning a degree in construction occupations and am looking into other trait options in order to prepare myself for the real world and success in life after prison. Being incarcerated for something I didn’t do gives me the drive to become the best person I can be, so I will never come back again.
If my words have sparked an interest, and you are ready to meet a genuine person, you know what to do. Your letter will definitely be appreciated. Hopefully, you don’t take the chance on missing out on an amazing friendship, or having to look back and wonder “What if?”
P.S: I do not mind corresponding through letters, or as it is called now “snail mail,” ha ha. But I understand that some people may not have the time to do so, and the mail can be slow sometimes. So, if you would like a quicker and more convenient way to contact me, you can go to www.connectnetwork.com and/or gtl.net/cnmsg for step-by-step information in order to sign up for us to exchange electronic messages, which is basically emailing.