Letters From Prison: Love Cures People

CStone Letter 9-24-15

Written by a recently-adopted prisoner in Texas

  • Love cures people – both the ones who receive it, and the ones who give it – Karl Menninger
  • If I know what love is, it’s because of you – Herman Hesse

I came into this place (prison) broken, bruised, feeling alone, with no sense of belonging. I’ve had people hate on me, make fun of me … but I dust myself off and keep going. You have a feeling of loneliness, of being forgotten. Many nights of crying yourself to sleep. Then, when you least expect it, that angel comes into your life. And shows you love, and compassion. They give you a sense of hope, a sense of belonging. They show you what family means, even if it’s not family by blood. And family is what I have found with Adopt an Inmate. Thanks for everything that you do for each and every one of us. Thanks for showing we are loved, cared for, and that we are not forgotten. 

Be Courageous

This is from Randy in Texas, who is looking for a Christian family to adopt him. 

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RFloyd Be Courageous

A description of myself is thus: I am 31 years old, 6’2″, 200 lbs., dirty blonde hair and blue eyes, with several tattoos. I regret every tattoo that I ever got. I’ve nothing against tattoos, God has just changed my way of thinking.  I would really love to have a family to talk to and a family that cared. Just the thought of having an adopted family gives me a sense of hope that brightens my future. I am not one to take advantage of people’s kindness. I pray that a family would be willing to adopt this lost sheep. I never thought I’d ever have a family again. I’ve tried and tried to get my family to be a family to me. I pray that this is God’s answer to my prayers. 

A Love Note to Adopt an Inmate

A Love Note to Adopt an Inmate

We received this yesterday from our friend Cassandra, a prisoner in Texas.

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Love is what you show each and every one of us ladies. I want to thank you so much for all that you do for us. You are my special angel. Thank you for coming into my life. May God bless you and keep you.

Cassandra is looking for an adopter. Please email volunteer@adoptaninate.org if you would like to write to her.

Adopt an Inmate on ‘Women Behind the Wall’ Podcast with Gloria Killian

I was thrilled to be Gloria Killian’s guest on her podcast “Women Behind the Wall,” Thursday, August 20th.

Gloria is the Executive Director of ACWIP (Action Committee for Women in Prison), and spent almost 18 years in a California prison before being exonerated. See her story on season one of CNN’s Death Row Stories (available on Netflix), or read it in her book “Full Circle: a True Story of Murder, Lies, and Vindication.”