Born in the beautiful Pacific Northwest I never realized the opportunities I had until they were gone. My childhood was filled with tragedies common to so many. Poverty, trauma, addiction and hopelessness. I made terrible mistakes as a teenager and have been incarcerated ever since.
I have redeemed the time during these 15 years and earned academic credentials, built a quasi-career as a writer, developed an active support network, mentored hundreds of men, preached the gospel, and helped those struggling with special needs and mental illness. People are my passion and my faith is my foundation and central to my perspective and purpose in life.
I desire a family of my own one day, and have spent years preparing to be a father and husband. I receive 48-hour uninterrupted “Extended Family Visits” with my loved ones once per month in a duplex-style house on the prison property. The few inmates who receive these privileges usually spend this time with their spouse and children.
My case is in the courts under a new law, which now takes into account youth and mitigating factors for a reduced sentence. I remain hopeful in coming home, but wherever I am I choose to make a difference.
I am looking for a friendship and good people who are willing to encourage and be encouraged, (any race or age 18+) authentic, consistent and open to share in the beauty, struggle and experience of this life. Write or email me at JPay.com
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”― Theodore Roosevelt