Writing an Inmate

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

James Mercer

James Mercer #110598
Stanley Correctional Institution
100 Corrections Drive
Stanley, WI 54768

James wrote this in 2009. he is now 57.

Single/ disease-free; 5'9" tall, 51 year old; heterosexual, Portuguese Latino man, who is also a honest, LOYAL-TO-A-FAULT, nonviolent, nonjudgmental, multitalented, multifaceted, down-to-earth, easy-going, laid-back, patient, intelligent, open-minded, uninhibited (within reason), fun-loving, pragmatic, compassionate, passionate, and loving, marriage-minded individual that has a sense of humor which doesn't ever quit. I seek to write that special woman in friendship (maybe more later on) who can look past where I am now and who is like-minded as myself and who will allow herself to take the time to get to know me first as a person (and thereby give me a chance to get to know you), before you decide whether or not you're going to continue writing me. I promise you that you'll not regret your decision to write to me.
I have been illegally held in prison for the last twenty-nine years straight and I am still fighting the State of Wisconsin for my freedom, as I probably will to my dying day. Because I have been in prison for so long, my family, as well as my one-time friends from long ago, have given me up for dead; so anyone I make friends with these days becomes like family to me. I'm now very choosy with whom I allow myself to trust and become friends with. If I had been this selective 29 years ago as I am today with whom I associated with, I probably wouldn't be in prison now.
I am not the same man today as I was 29 years ago, since my experiences in prison has tempered my personality like you would steel. To me, these days, loyal-to-a-fault and honesty are two of the three most important charac
James Mercer, 57
ter traits a person's can possess. People who stick by their friends through thick or thin are the kind of people whom I respect and admire the most. Such a person, male or female, who decided to write to me in friendship, I would never take their friendship for granted.
Life is too short to either beat-around-the-bush or to play head-games with the minds of those people around them, so I always will say what's on my mind to those who decide to write to me in a point-blank manner and I will never play head-games with anyone....period! In addition to this, when someone tells me something about themselves in confidence (and I always will assume that what they've told me is confidential in nature unless told otherwise), I will keep what they've said to me to myself. I expect the same kind of treatment in return.
If you ever have any questions about me, just please feel free to ask me. I will always answer any questions in an open and honest manner. Though I have limited funds, I will do my best to answer every letter I receive as quickly as I can with the amount of funds I have available to me. So take a chance Ladies and write to me. I am not out to hurt anyone and I in¬tend only to get to know some normal people who aren't in some way emotionally damaged or mentally deficient. I don't care what you look like as long as you are single, disease-free, know what the meaning of loyalty and honesty is, and are be¬tween the age of 25 and 55 years old (if you have kids, that's okay with me because I love kids too). My friends call me JJ. I hope to hear from you soon.

1 comment:

  1. Here, This is 6 yrs old. The need is still there for Pen Pals.