In Defense of the CRA Program at MCC

Sophie                                                                                                 Aug 12-11

Im [sic] glad to hear back from you!  Its [sic] kinda funny I was just telling my buddy about you and how you asked me to write and help you get some stuff on your web site [sic] and I was like maybe she just didnt [sic] like what I had to say and then well I heared [sic] back.  Sorry I shouldnt [sic] of asked you about your personal life but like you said I like to know who im [sic] sending stuff to.  It’s a trust thing after a persons [sic] been in prison for a amount of time it grows on a person wanting to know what im [sic] getting myself into so I did a little research but of course my buddy must have you confused with someone else.  I should of known better sorry about that.  While were [sic] on the subject I cant [sic] believe a person like yourself, that helps all of us get our word out and takes all the time out to write us all doesnt [sic] have a significant other?  Sounds to me like your [sic] a great person.  Anyways I wrote my buddy at [name omitted for privacy] and told him about your web site [sic] and that I gave you his name.  Hes [sic] a vocal person and likes to speak and for people to acktualy [sic] listen so hopefully he writes.  I also have anthor [sic] one of my buddys [sic] here that is a great writer his name is [name omitted] if you want to send him something more about what you do.  I will give him your PO Box too.  I just spoke with him and he gave me a few things for you to post if you want.  I put a little think I read all the time by Heller [sic] Keller shes [sic] a great writer!  It fits me to a tee and I think a lot of other prisoners that are trying to make a difference and better themselfs [sic].  Im [sic] in the CRA program and if you havent [sic] heard but a lot of people talk bad about this program, that were all “tellers” but the thing is people are just confused and dont [sic] really know what were [sic] about and what goes on and havent [sic] been through this place so fourth they dont [sic] really know so pretty much are just talkeing [sic] about a lot of nothing that means well nothing as well.  Dont [sic] get me wrong ther [sic] are people here that have told or whatever but its not up to me to judge them.  All I can say is im [sic] not one of them and people like that has given this program a bad name and kinda sucks because a lot of good people have come through here and are now very successful.  I have been hooked on drugs and alcohal [sic] my whole life and I can honestly say if I didnt [sic] get brought here its [sic] a good chance I would be rite [sic] back and that’s not what life is about to me anymore.  Life is about loveing [sic] and being loved by someone enjoying family time, giveing [sic] a little guideness [sic] and getting it, respect, pride and being gratefull [sic] for all we got even if it isnt [sic] all that much I could go on but that is just a few that drugs & alcohal [sic] has pushed out of my life.  I dont [sic] know if you can get anything out of that but im [sic] really no kind of writer.  I just wanted to get the word out a little about this place but there so much more I’ve learned through this and feal [sic] a lot more people can do well also if they put the work in.  I really dont [sic] have much to look forward to out there and have lost a lot but can still walk out with my head high you know.  If this is stuff your [sic] looking for let me know and if you want other stuff thats [sic] fine too.  I’ve got a few native American drawings and can get you stuff on that just let me know.  I know a lot about working out as well.  Anything you want im [sic] game for whatever.  I enjoy helping out so its [sic] cool.  If you want more about what I’ve been through that cool too.  Well you have a good day Sophie and thanks a lot for getting this stuff out.  Thats [sic] cool of you looking out for us.  If you dont [sic] mind me asking why did you start doing all this?


Maine Correctional Center

This Quote Was in the Envelope:

Character cannot

Be developed in

Ease and quiet,

Only through

Experience of

Trial and suffering

Can the soul be


Ambition inspired,

And success

Is achieved

–Heller Keller–


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