Writing an Inmate

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sisakhone Dovangmala , "Ce"


Sisakhone Dovangmala #304149

GBCI; PO Box 19033; Green Bay, WI 19033

My name is Sisakhone Dovangmala but you can call m Ce, if you want. I'm interested in any kind of penpal. Race, colors, age do not matter to me. I'm 28 years old, 160 pounds, 'bout 5'7". I'm an Asian from the East Coast. I'm in prison for robbery, I got 28 years in prison and did 9 ½ already. Should be done soon.

In my free time I draw and learn to write poems. I also work out to stay fit, play a lot of sports also. If you need to know more about me, please ask and be open-minded. I don't want to make you fell uncomfortable

Nathan Hall


Nathan Hall #323552

GBCI; PO Box 19033

Green Bay, Wi 54307


Name: Nathan Hall

Ethnic: Black ( African American) Age: 29 Weight:190 Hobbies: Playing baseball, reading the bible Status: single Birth:5/29/78 Greetings, My name is Nathan Hall. I am a single Christian Man and love helping people. I am seeking a female penpal in the hopes through God for a strong friendship relation or even possibly a future. I am very honest, outgoing, listenable, and love sharing sound advise. I seek an individual who is optimistic and non judgmental. One who can share sound advise with me as well. Please fell free to write. I look forward to hearing from you. May God above Bless you.


Nathan Hall

Anthony Kane and Frankie Groenke


Anthony Kane,and Frankie Groenke are two of a large group of prisoners who went into prison in their teens and basically missed those important sociallizing years between 18 and thirty. Anthony is asking for friendship now as he gets out soon.


Anthony Kane #265006

CCI; PO Box 900; Portage, Wi 53901

Race: Caucasion
Hometown: Milwaukee,

Wi D.O.B.: 4-7-1976
Release date (parole) 2011

Incarcerated since NOV 2 , 1994

Convicted of robbery/Burglary


Dear Ladies,


Are you interested in meeting a gentleman who is nice, sincere, genuine, and who has a great sense of humor? If so , I am that guy!

Please don’t judge me because of my current incarceration, because I am only a human who made a mistake in life!

Believe me ladies, after serving 15 years now, a lesson was well learned. I will be getting released in a couple of years , so my intention is to find and meet a special woman whom I can get to know and learn from.

I was only 18 years old when I became incarcerated, so now at the age of 33, I need a grown woman to teach me how to be a grown man towards the female gender. I’m looking forward to any and all correspondence. So let’s talk ladies! Teach me!






Frankie Groenke 253193

FLCI; PO Box 200
Fox Lake, WI 53933
My name is Frankie Groenke. {pronounced "Granke," yes, rhymes with the first name. ) I am in search of a friend during these hard times in my life. I have been incarcerated since I was 15 years old and I am now 31 and I am currently serving the longest sentence in WI history given to a juvenile for a robbery offense. Even thou I was suppose to only get 26 years "old law" (parole in 6 ½ years), I was sentenced to 70 years "old law" (parole in 171/2). I was given this sentence based on clearly false evidence, and basically because the judge had a bad day because no specific reason was ever given.


So my life has been very uneventful as you can guess, and I don't have much family at all and I am hoping to meet someone who would like to correspond with a guy with a pretty unique situation.

I am currently writing a book about my life and experiences I've had growing up in the inner city and the problems I've had that have led me to this situation I am in now. I have learn­ed alot and I am probably a better than from this experience.

If you would like to hear my story, I would love to hear from you, all letters replied, to.


I am 5'11, 130 pounds and my interests include music, fashi­on and I am well versed in business ownership, marketing and development. I would love to meet a person who is involved with business and willing to share some knowledge, or a person that believes they -could help me in my situation, or just somebody willing to give a guy a chance at meeting someone new.


Frankie Groenke 253193;FLCI; PO Box 200;Fox Lake, WI 53933












Kirk Szopinski


Kirk Szopinski #123159
FLCI; PO BOX 200; Fox Lake, WI 53933
 Personal stuff: date of release: parole eligible; white; age::38; birthday: 2-14-67; never married
Physical description: height: 6 ft; weight: 2oo pounds; hair: brown, eyes :brown
More about myself: I stay in shape by working out, playing basketball, handball and running.
I don’t have a lot of hobbies. In my free time I for the most part sit and crochet. I make all kinds of things from baby clothing to sweaters, afghans, and anything with a pattern.
I’m allowed to write other prisoners. I don’t mind who I write, male or female.- any age. I don’t know any languages except English.
I’m just looking for friends to correspond with. It’s always good to hear from people in the free world and stay in touch with what’s going on. I’ve never corresponded with a person from another country so that would be very interesting.
We first came in contact with this man while he was in solitary in WSPF. Through heroic struggle he did get himself transferred.

Johnny Lacey


Johnny Lacey #71373;

WSPF

PO Box 9900

Boscobel, Wi 53805


My full name is Johnny Lacey Jr. They spell it differently here, but I get my mail either way. I am 50 years old, born July 21, 1956. My prison number is 71373.


I have more than a life sentence- 360 years from Milwaukee County and 238 from Dane County. I am Jewish, Native American, and Black.


My Great Grandfather is from the tribe of Judah, My grandfather is from the tribe of the Cherokees and my Mom is from the Bantu tribe. I am light skinned, 6 foot tall, 200 lbs, I am a diabetic who takes 2 shots a day.
I 've been convicted of armed robbery, armed Burglary, sexual assault, first degree reckless endangerment, and other crimes. I am not a rapist or a murderer.
I've lived in many places- ARK., MI., MO, Tenn, Ill., Wis.. I am still full of life and do not look 50.
I am located in Boscobel, WI now. I am a simple man with simple tastes. I am in debt with the state $4000 now so I can only send out one letter per week. But then, I only want one good woman to establish a relationship.
I write poetry and am published in several anthologies. I am trying to write a book but it is very difficult under all the pressure daily. I love blonds with very large blue eyes and woman with thick, long hair- maybe that's because I don't have any. I love to read vampire books and that will be my first attempt.
I love Anne Rice, Michael Romsky and writers of horror like that.Right now, I am studying these law books very, very deeply and believe I've found a way out notwithstanding the FACT that I didn't do a lot of things the police claim I did anyway.
Plus, the Innocent Project has recently requested all my files to determine if they will take one of my cases. Any thing specific you what to know, just ask.
I am not ashamed.I am lonely and all alone. I don't have anyone that cares for me and no one I can care about.
You must know that life for me right now, in the Wisconsin super Maximum Prison, is a struggle, and I strive on a daily basis to overcome the pressures of being in the position where another subjects you to his will. Well.

I've bent your ear enough. I would love to have a penpal.

Please write.


I've Always Been Alone
Poem by Johnny Lacy #71373;WSPF

All my life has been full of pain,I 've always been alone.
My reminiscence pays no tribute to any happier times,
I ask my mind to be quiet so I can hear the whispers of my heart.
My body tells my soul how it's searched the universe for one tidbit of true ecstasy
.....My spirit is on a perpetual errand in search for its kindred....
Half a century has gone by..yet I'm not half a centarian.
I watch the moon and stars through the ceiling while lying face down in my bed.
I am chilled by the breeze that blow through a concrete wall over the rugged edges of cold steele.
Some times when there's pandemonium in my mind,It results in catastrophe in my feelings.
But then, who cries for my soul?
A souls that seeks, but never finds redemption.
Everyone has a mistake in their past.
So I'm forced to reconcile it with all the facts..
I 've always been alone.
My only consolation has been the fact that my life has been spotted with small joys and full of long sorrows.
So I wonder- is it my lack of dangerous aggression,or my extraordinary simplicity the subjects me to these vulnerabilities?
I've never known.. through my spirit, which is my astral self,I've looked into a bartering of extraordinary revelations
And found an exposition of loss souls wandering aboutWith no particular destination,
Should I remain in a complete dislocated lucidity, or join the rat race?So I'm suspended in misery, no eyes grow moist for me-
No shadows can hide my grief?
No comforts can provide me with relief-that I've found.
Now that you've peeked into the small, tragic history of my life, tell me,
Is it beyond scary to you also or would you term me as an ancient survivor.
Keep uppermost in mind-
This life has manifest itself-
because I always been alone.


Shannon Griffith





Shannon J Griffith; #165268; “Osmo”;
Marquette Branch Prison;
1960 US 41 South;
Marquette Michigan, 49855

“ admittedly socially inept, inmate seeks woman willing to assist in taming 41 year old bachelor able to laugh at self, and far too comfortable without obligations- easily friends at arms length-now seeks firm but gentle social interrelations, something that women tend to be expert at naturally- more experienced with work, plants, animals, books and cars than people, but open-minded. –“Osmo


Quote from letter “ I can’t believe how naïve I really was out there, and understand all too well how easy it is for the rest of society to put such issues as prisons on the pay –no- mind list until actually confronted with being victimized, then being overwhelmed with the convoluted obfuscating system intended to overwhelm them. Hindsight gives me reason for patience with others.

Shannon Griffith

Reality’s Dream’
man locked behind a door, in this plight,
seeks woman-kind for sure, to write,
hoping for each letter to delight,
from smell of your perfume,
some spell I more presume,
come, release my mind, this cell entombed,
chum, please, by kind kiss, fell the gloom,
plumb eased, I’d find, bliss well bloomed,
dumb keys, tried to bind, this spirits doom,
a few words, warm and bright, clearer lit,
you girds from harm, my nights mirror it,
thanks to you, lonely tears echewed.,
walls blank views, to golden stairs segued.
by OSMO, Mellowmanic



Nearly Comatose
Because my character, a politician did malign,
easily rationalized by prosecutors of that kind,
In their selfish social ladder climb,
I have to do this time, I’m resigned, admitted,
Tho state’s records prove no crime I committed,
the Courts were aloof, when my rights went poof,
based on a spoof, without any proof,
the jury said woof, my sentence hit the roof,
added an ‘R’, dropped a ‘P’, this men’s prison really isn’t me,
tho seeking for appeal to redeem,
so hoping to repeal the regime,
left with a shred of sanity,
bereft, I shed all vanity,
deft of will, mixed with laughter,
I nixed the tears, swore off fears hereafter,
Blithe still, refusing to blather desperations desolation,
Rather determination, after more than seven years isolation,
Yet it’s to me kinda ironic, they bet by now I’d be catatonic,
Not quite naïve now, I hunger to relieve somehow,
These cold, dark, and lonelies, if you’ll just do,
Please, hear, hark and hold with a few only’s as cue,
Keenly seeking friendship correspondence only, true,
Freely speaking my mind, so long as you’re comfortable only, too,
Deeply sublime, maybe someone will reply this time thru,
if meekly signed only., adieu.
by OSMO, Mellowmanic

Vindications’ PYRRIC Rhapsody
Imprisoned, forcefed my frustration, envision, refused recourse of expression, without cessation, division infused, perforce rape burns colder than imagination, misprission imbued, divorced Racespurns boldermans salvation, for missing opportunities heaven sent, world’s Damnation, forfeiting opportunities I represent, ensures conflagration, forgetting realities high percent, pure amalgamation, my only comfort, knowing I’ll have vengeance in the end, imprecation, in seeing the world high and dry, if only when I die, abdegnation, by leaving treasures lie, where I mine them, for all nations, believing their minds too blind for that kind, due Greedspall, assimilation, having stolen my youth freedom ad empathy, ablation, you steel from yourselves, my humanity, abilty and utility, mendication, your authoritarians lack of humility is an insanity, an exercise in futility, dedication,invalid, all creation, if chosen, even one suffers, unjustifiably worse, translation, heaven being never born to begin with, death is a gift, Life must be a curse, Explanation. Osmo,mellowmanic

Say It O.I.C.R.N. Organizations Implement Constructive Reforms Now
Everyone must do their part to dismember the government sponsored dysfunctional monetary machine of socio-economic terrorism, perpetuated by corrupt governments corporate conspiracy under color of law, due their abandoning oath’s duty to professional standards when administering CGARTER clearly established in Declaration of Independence to first and foremost protect individuals from abuse of authority as guaranteed by priority of Constitutional Amendments enacted on behalf of all peoples.Grifith V US (subname) Griffith V. DOC etal.
History and public records demonstrate above all else, that violence does NOT work since it only provides jusification for increased authoritarianism, further, that all governments are REGRESSING to emulate “Star Chamber” hearings outlawed In the 16th century, and most importantly, we have credible veracity, Bush etal, can’t hope to steal nor buy, and Relinquist, etall, just doesn’t have it, to sell.
WE NEED to establish automonous network inter/national co-councel coordinating external legal contacts representing majority, due most prisons, no direct correspondence between prisoners, fpr this MASSIVE multinational class action to be filed simultaneously across US<>

James Brown




James Brown #384082
Waupun Correctional Institution
PO Box 351 Waupun, Wi 53963

From Letter dated 5 20 09

“Grace”
If you only know this place is an insane asylum an I don’t get to go outside to rec, and enjoy these beautiful days we have been having- but if you ever been to a pet shelter and you see them animals n them cages, that’s how it is in the hole, they got us confined to a cage with no window-so I don’t go out at all. And in your letter you asked me what property I’m allowed. Now it all depends on what kind of property. I know you are allowed to have a tv, radio, fan , typewriter , clothes and shoes if you have that in your property then yes that’s what you we’re allowed. Now if your talking about stuff like this-newspapers, pictures, newsletters, etc- yeah, we can have all that too. well, I get out of the hole at the end of this year and go back to general population, pending population bed space availability they said to me, but it’s all good cause I’m mentally strong but at times it’s hard too. What I do is write poems. And I’m trying to get a business sat up on the internet but I don’t have no one to help we with that.

Poem : Sometimes I Cry

Sometimes I cry when I’m Alone
I cry because I’m All on my own
The tears I cry “R” bitter and warm
They flow with life but take no form
I cry because my heart is torn
And I find it difficult 2 carry on.

If I had an ear 2 confide in
I would cry Among my treasured friends
But who do u know that stops that long
To help another carry on
The world moves fast
nd it would rather Pass u by
than stop and see what makes u cry

It’s painful and sad and sometimes I cry
And no one cares about why

Amondo Duckworth


Amondo Duckworth #418846
 Oshkosh Corr. Inst.
P.O. Box 3310
Oshkosh, Wi. 54903

 Age: 28 Height: 5’9” Weight: 165 Eye color: brown Race: African- Africa Looking for: woman for friendship/relationship 18 and up I am a 28 year old African American who is laid back, open minded, honest, warm hearted and kind. I’m looking for a woman who is willing to correspond to someone in prison. . If you’re open-minded, honest and not into games you can contact me.This is a post of names and brief descriptions of prisoners whose letters have been sitting in a stack labeled "specially needy " for months. FFUP got behind and we have finally written the prisoners asking for more information and pictures and the like for the blog. But right right now , we thought we'd just post what we have . A listing of people who need nurturing letters very badly now.

Brandon Daniels


Brandon Daniels


Brandon Daniels #426387
JCI; PO Box233; Black River Falls, WI 54615

Hello Ladies!

I'm looking forward to, hopefully, meeting a nice woman from the Wisconsin or a surrounding state. I basically have no family here. I haven't flirted or relaxed enough to have a face to face conversation with a woman in years. I spent most of my time in Milwaukee and Kenosha... clubbing and doing business to support a flashy life style.

However, this prison term has made me REALLY acknowledge the things that truly matter in life, ya know?? I'm far from shallow and was raised to respect all women as Queens! I'd love to write to an intelligent, sincere and open minded woman. A captivating personality is the most attractive quality in my eyes.

More info about me: My release date is 2021 or 2013 sometime, if granted & complete Bootcamp or ERP. My birthday is April 21, 1984. I'm 5'6" and 145 lbs. I'm of Black and Jamaican descent. I was convicted of conspiracy to commit A/B & A/R. My hobbies are writing urban poetry, listening to Rap/R&B music, working out and learning new things.

My interests range from traveling the world, starting a family and having children some day. I'd enjoy learning a couple languages and meeting someone who'll enlighten me on new things. I hope to hear from you!
God Bless, Brandon


Note: Prisoners do not have email or internet access.
SO: Send your letter to the address listed at top of post.
OR If you would like us to send your first letter, send your letter to FFUP at swansol@mwt.net.

Make sure you give us your “snail mail “ address so the prisoner can write you back . OR You are always welcome to use our post office box as your forwarding address.
Just make sure you give us your real address so we can send the prisoner’s reply to you. Our PO BOX : FFUP PO Box 285 Richland Center, WI 53581
We are always available if you have questions, problems, or comments.

James Curry

James Curry BK0205;
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370

I’m in solitary confinement and can’t afford to purchase anything, if in fact your website is free ,I’m sending a short one to be posted.
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Just turned 45 years old, I’ve been in solitary confinement almost 6 years only because I don’t have outside support to inquire about corruption/retaliation; I’m a practicing Jew. I’m also a A.C.I.M., A Course IN Miracles student who hope to obtain replies

Jeremy Clark


Jeremy Clark #301538
Waupun Correctional Institution
Post office Box 351
Waupun, Wi 53963

Greetings to whom this may concern.

My name is Jeremy Clark. I'm 29, DOB 10-07-80. I'm African American and Native American. So I'm mix and don't know much about my native side. But I want to learn now with the passing of my Mother on 09 15 05. Before I was incarcerated I was staying in Milwaukee, Wi. I'm 6'2", height and 199 ,weight. I've got yellowish brown eyes and short hair. At this time in my life I'm practicing Islam. . I'm looking for a companionship or just a friendship. I don't care what race a person is. That's not important. My release date. MRA 06/23/3042. But please don't judge me because of my time. I have a good heart, I'm funny, I'm honest. I just made a mistake. I don't look at the outer shell of a person cause I know that beauty comes in different forms. I'm hoping to connect with someone special. Someone much older than myself-about 40 to 60. I just like older women. . I made some bad decisions in my life. I just need some people to make me smile again I have no one to communicate with. I'm going to end just now but I hope we can get to know each other.