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Straight Write Marbel Mendoza – Inmate Penpal #081413-1128

 August 14, 2013  ¤  Death Row Prison Inmates, Male Inmates Age 46 - 50

My name is Marbel Mendoza.

I am currently on Florida’s Death Row since 1995. I was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Now 46 years old. I left Cuba in 1980 together with my parents, arriving in this country in 1982 after 2 years in Peru.

I am the only child my beloved parents had. Sadly, both my beautiful parents have passed. God knows how much I miss and need them; and never stop thinking about them. But I am comforted to know they are in a much better place.

I am just looking for a pen-friend. Someone who will be willing to write to me and help me brighten these lonely days. Someone who is fun, loving, caring, compassionate and understanding. I truly hope quite frankly to gain a sincere and loyal friend


Straight Write Steven Owens – Inmate Penpal #081413-0613

 August 14, 2013  ¤  Male Inmates Age 41 - 45

I was born in Chicago, Illinois.

I left my mothers house when I was fifteen years old because I thought I was grown. Started selling drugs for an income, then I was off the streets. At the same time I was hanging with some so-called friends and someone got killed. I was blamed for it.

I served six years but, before being incarcerated in 1995 I met my future wife. She was the love of my life. After getting released in 2002 I found her and we got married. We had five kids. We were living a nice life till this happened.

I got re-arrested and now I don’t have my family. My wife said she can’t do this time without me by her


Straight Write Charnae Harris – Inmate Penpal #081213-0318

 August 12, 2013  ¤  Female Inmates Age 21 - 25

It’s been a while since I have really analyzed myself, but now I am faced with that challenge.

I realize that I have changed in the past five years. Now I have greater expectations, goals, wishes and exiting dreams. The greatest realization is that I have learned to live life. I can now appreciate all the opportunities I previously took for granted.

I enjoy singing and performing; not to impress others, but to entertain them. I enjoy nature and the refreshing healthy atmosphere offered at beaches. I look forward with great anticipation to try anything new that may offer physical and mental stimuli.

I enjoy being with other people and sometimes someone special on my outings. I don’t know


Straight Write Burnice Ford – Inmate Penpal #081213-2259

 August 12, 2013  ¤  Male Inmates Age 36 - 40, Prison Inmates Serving Life

My name is Burnice.

I’m 5′ 9″ tall, 230lbs. and dropping. I’m eating healthier and exercising more. I was convicted of armed robbery in Polk County, Florida and armed robbery and armed kidnapping in Tampa, Florida.

I will admit that I did the armed robbery in Polk County but I didn’t do the one in Tampa. In either crime, no one was hurt or even touched. The reason I was charged and convicted in Tampa was because of my ex-girlfriends step-father. I’ll explain.

I was in a relationship with a girl who’s mother was white and father was black. Her father died and her mother


Straight Write Kevin Thakkar – Prison Penpal #081113-1651

 August 11, 2013  ¤  Male Inmates Age 31 - 35

Hello, I’m Kevin.

I am looking for a sincere, honest person to write. While I don’t have much time to stay in here, I would really love to share letters with someone. Hopefully we could become friends and share encouragement with each other.

I am at a work camp. I spend most of my time either working, reading or exercising. Mail would


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