I received this email yesterday from an inmate in an Ohio prison. (See Tim’s artwork in a post from last November.) It is simply not possible to exaggerate the importance of a letter in prison.
Melissa, I thank you for your time. I can’t explain how elated I am to have any kind of mail in almost three years now. I don’t count legal mail because it sucks to be blunt. I know that there are many more people other than me you write, but I’ll pretend I’m the most important person in the world because that’s how I feel right now. Generally I only check my email once a week, but that changes today. I am happy to send more art work if you wish. To be honest I haven’t drawn in months, lack of motivation. I look forward to receiving actual written letters as it is easier to read and reread those. Kiosk time is hard to get with 125 other guys in the bloc, got a line behind me so I got to be short. I’ll have to wait till tomorrow to check out the other email, but I once again thank you.