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Thursday, March 10, 2011

1:51AM

Hey guys.
I just wanted to say hi, and I know how you feel. My fiancee has been locked up since January 7th, and he won't be out for a whileeee. This is the second time he's been to jail since i've been with him, and it's just as hard this time. Actually harder, because I live with his family, and when he's home I don't do anything but spend all my time with him. I love him more than anything, and I'm not going anywhere, but it's still hard. I think the thing that really keeps me going without him is finding things to do to keep myself busy. I work two jobs, and go to school which helps. But my favorite thing to do is go to the bookstore, find a book, and read for hours. It helps me get my mind off what's going on for a while, and lets me relax. Maybe reading isn't your thing, but you have to find something you love and take advantage of your alone time. It can be really healthy, although very sad. I try to remember to keep my head up and spend my time doing proactive things so our life can be that much better with Christopher gets home. Just wanna let everyone know I'm here for anyone who needs it. I know how it is, I've been through it before. Keep your heads up! xoxo.
-Jenna

Thursday, December 10, 2009

6:17PM

My boyfriend was sentenced to 18 months in prison just a few weeks ago for a 10 year old conviction, he's a very good man and I love him very much. Finding it difficult to cope without him around.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

11:03PM - Introduction

Hello all :)

I just found this community searching for... something? My lj is kinda to support one of my good friends who is currently in jail in Canada. I'm in the UK, so I can't go visit him :( His sentencing is supposed to be on the 11th December (I hope so, it's been put back once already). It's really hard for me to find out what is going on and I worry so much about him :( His mother very kindly made a 3 way call with me when he called her so I could talk to him a few days ago. I've written to him too, but I'm guessing that letters take ages between UK and Canada!

Well, I hope to talk to you all soon :) I'll add my personal lj tomorrow, I need to go to bed right now as it's quite late here!

Current mood: sad

Sunday, April 30, 2006

10:44AM - Website

I see that there are not many posts here, so I thought I'd add one to bump up the post count. :)

Here is a website that is just starting up that is meant for friends and family of prisoners. It allows submissions of poetry, short stories, etc. I started it because I saw a ton of prison pen-pal websites out there and some had submissions but I wanted a different kind of site, that was focused more on the people not just pen-pals.

http://www.prison-friends.com/

It's new, so I certainly welcome any ideas for additions or changes to the site. One idea I had was a place to post rules and regulations of the prison, so that visitors would have an idea of what to expect -- e.g. visitation policies, gift policies, phone call policies ... let's face it, there is no lack of policies when it comes to prisons!

Thanks for looking.

Dawn

Current mood: happy

Sunday, January 8, 2006

10:20PM

Okay I just wanted to really quick say I am sorry for nit updating as much as I had planned to. I recently found out I am pregnant and since Joe is in jail it creates a lot of problems. So if anybody joins and would like to help build this community now that I have less time please let me know.

Thursday, December 1, 2005

5:49PM - First Post

Welcome everyone,

There are no rules other than those of livejournal. Feel free to post anything that helps you deal with your problem.

The guy I want to be with just recently went back to jail and I know it helps me to talk so that's what this page is made for.

I will start the posting with the first letter I am writing to him. Please don't feel that you have to post letters, you may post whatever you would like (and you don't have to be a member to post).

Well here's my letter:

This letter is going to suck, because I hate writing letters, but I am sure that will change over time. I’m not really sure what to write.
Will I be able to come see you? Have you talked to your girl? Also what does all this mean for us? Okay that’s the end of all my annoying female questions.
I wish I was in a better state the last time I saw you. I was worried that something was going to happen, so it freaked me out when you didn’t call the other night. I was also scared that you wouldn’t call me if something happened. The only good thing about the whole situation is that you will be getting out sooner.
I broke a lot of my personal rules by hanging out with you and I am glad I did. I promised myself when my ex went to jail that I would never be with anyone who had a chance of going to jail, but I really like you. I am really glad I met you. I feel comfortable around you, which is something that is really hard for me to say about anybody else in my life.
I am going to get an apartment with my friend Jennie, since I need a place to live and she has no problems with me talking to you. I am not sure what else I am going to be doing, but I know I’ll be in Orlando for a while. I love my job, and all my family is in the area. Also, I would like to see if anything could happen in between us.
This whole thing is kind of depressing. I want to be with you when things will work out, but it seems like everything in our lives is against it. I am not sure what’s going on with everything now. I still haven’t talked to Ryan and I am not sure I will. It’s all really confusing to me. I guess it doesn’t really matter right now anyways.
I am really going to miss being able to see you. Okay I guess that’s all I am going to write for this letter. I told you my letter writing skills are horrible.