Writing an Inmate

As prisoners are often moved, you should look up their address with the Department of Corrections' Offender Locator, before mailing them
Please email or call with any questions and we do offer forwarding service, (where you use Forum for Understanding Prisons' address as your return address) if you do no want to give out your address.

contact: Peg Swan 608-536-3993 or pgswan3@aol.com

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Jermel Jones

Jermel Jones 640826
WCI, PO Box 351
Waupun, WI 53963

My name is Jermel Jones. I was born March 2, 1994 and my release date from prison is 3/18/19> I came to prison on 2/15/17/I never knew my real family  . My mother passed away when I was 9 and I never seen my dad . I grew up in C.P.S. and been in group homes all my life. I wish I knew mentors our there who will help inmates. Everyday I wake up I wish I had my mom and dad - I ‘m sure I would not be in prison. I also have {PTSD disorder, learning disorder. When I was born I was brain dead so I ‘m still learning certain things. I have a hard time reading. I have A friend help me read so when you write me back I will be able to understand what you are saying.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ali Mursal

Ali Mursal 541673
CCI PO Box 900
Portage, WI 53901
BD 1983, 34 YO

Ali Mursal was very withdrawn when he first wrote. He could only write  a few words and they were always the same- he needed love. He would not leave his cell even when he was in general population. He has grown a lot and now talks freely about his feelings. His brother shed some light on Ali problems. The family is from Kenya and when Ali was 7, he saw his father murdered . Ali was treated very badly also. The family are refugees from that period .

Ali needs a friend badly and has  no idea of the give and take friendship requires. We are looking for a mature woman who can regularly write this man and demand of  him more than just testimony of how lonely he is. Like many people who are  confused and desperate, he shows little curiosity about the world around him and is focused ironically on one thing- getting love. The closed and open fist is a good analogy for ALI- his fist is tightly closed- not interested except in one thing- so there is little exchange between him and the world. He is ready to learn however.

I will partner with who ever chooses to help this man- he is less trapped than he was and is going to school for his GED. I have positive feelings about his capacity to learn what true friendship is and I hope someone will come forward to help.

If you decide to write this man, feel free to use FFUP return address, Email pgswan3@aol.com to do so.  Also, We can address any questions you have.
yours, Peg Swan

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jermel Jones

Jermel Jones 640826
WCI PO Box 351 Waupun , WI 53963

Jermel Jones is 23 years old, Born 1994. He has been in foster homes all his life and now asks FFUP to help him with a lawsuit and stamps. I can send him a litigation guide and a regular stipend of 5 stamps a month but he really needs a connection with a caring person.- a penpal. I am connecting with EXPO, a group of ex prisoners, and trying to set up a program where newly released inmates get  help upon being dumped by the DOC> yes, the “kids “ like Jermels are returned to society with no resources , no treatment and usually little training. But that is not the problem now- what he needs is a caring soul  to correspond to. Please send him a card if you are that soul. The card can begin the correspondence.

If  you are interested in writing this man and what to use FFUP's return address, email pgswan3@aol.com. We will also answer any questions you have.   .

Michael Shackelford

Michael Shackelford 410597 530

Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution
PO Box 282
Plymouth, WI  53073

BD 1979, 37 now

hi my name is michael shackelford #410597 im 37 years of age 12-17-1979   i've been locked up for almost 17 years now on a 30 year prison term... im currently locked up in kettle moraine correctional institution ... since the loss of my mother 12-16-2016 :(    i've been sad depressed lonely and lost ... not much support or love from anyone but I am trying to keep my head above water.  i would really love to find a big brother type friendship or motherly love / correspondence  out of this ... im a honest man just trying to develop a friendship that will hopefully keep me laughing and stress free ...keep me motivated on continuing to do good ... someone that I can write call or even willing to come visit me occasionally if the time permits itself ... please feel free to write me and ask questions if you would like to learn more about me ... my information is michael shackleford #410597     nick name  cheezy ....kettle moraine correctional institution  po box 282, w9071 forest drive .. plymouth , wisconsin 53073-0282     (  d.o.b.  12-17-1979   )...

Feel free to use FFUP's return address for your return address.. TO do this email pgswan@aol.com.

Julius Bonds

Julius Bonds 52035,

Stanley Correctional Institution

100 Corrections Drive

Stanley, WI 54768
Julius Bonds is 62 years old ( BD !955) in real need for friendship. He is warm and generous and terribly lonely . He is an old law prisoner and has taken all the program he can and worked hard to improve himself and prove to the world that he needs a second chance.  His mandatory release date is not until 2058 so he will not be getting out of prison any time soon. Help make his days in prison healing. Again, if you choose to write this man, feel free to use FFUP’s return address, just let me know your real name and address:pgswan3@aol.com.