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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Urge Your Friends To Send Christmas Cards To The Incarcerated This Season

Some good men deserving parole release at a Virginia prison
"Remember those in prison as if you were also in bonds, and those who suffer as though you were suffering with them."  
Hebrews 13:3
 
This year I'm again trying to get as many people as possible to send Christmas cards to people behind bars. Many of the inmates listed below have spent years in prison and are deserving of parole and/or geriatric release, but have been denied such release a heart-breaking number of times. 

So far, it's been almost entirely men who have corresponded with me. There are, however, two state prisons for women in Virginia, and the number of women behind bars is increasing, representing a growing ares of need.

When you and your friends send your card(s) to the following (or to any other inmates you know) you can include an article, a copy of an inspirational piece, your family Christmas letter, etc.. The total may weigh no more than one ounce, and include no more than four additional sheets of paper. Do not include cash, personal checks, postage stamps or prepaid envelopes. 

Another idea: Sign and enclose an extra card in each envelope and encourage the inmate to share it with someone else who may not be receiving any or many Christmas greetings.

Mr. James E. Bender 1010837
Greensville Correctional Center
901 Corrections Way
Jarratt, VA 23870-6914


Mr. Daniel V. F. Bloom 1163875
Augusta Correctional Center
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. Brian E. Brubaker 1315055
Augusta Correctional Center, D-3-6
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. Stephano Colosi 1037581
Buckingham Correctional Center
P. O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936-0430


Mr. Darrell E. Farley 1498091
Buckingham Correctional Center
P. O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936-0430


Mr. Branson Fink 1011319
ACC
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. I. P. Freely 1120992 
ACC, N-1-S-B
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. Greg Goodman 1101523
ACC
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. M. Steven W. Goodman 1028377
Green Rock Correctional Center
P. O. Box 1000
Chatham, VA 24531


Mr. Mark A. Grethen 1174620
ACC  C2/08
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. A. Jefferson Grissette 1143033
St. Brides Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 16482
Chesapeake, VA 23328


Mr. David W. Head 1155408
ACC
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. Pernell Jefferson 1016207
BKKC BI-412-B
P. O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Mr. James F. McKenzie 1060198
BKKC BF-113-B

P. O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Mr. Kenneth R. Pack 1063808
BKKC 
P. O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Mr. Nat Painter 1009725
Coffeewood Correctional Center
12352 Coffeewood Drive
Mitchells, VA 22792


Mr. Wayne Parsons 1022667
BKKC
P. O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Mr. E. Steven Reid 109153/1019824
ACC
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Ms. Shannon Smith 1511059
FCCW
P.O. Box 1000
Troy, VA 22974

Mr. Jens Soering 1161655
Buckingham Correctional Center
P.O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936-0430


Mr. David W. Sowers 1011036
ACC
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. Jonathan Tuller 1068596
ACC
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

Mr. Jonathan D. White 1161021
Augusta Correctional Center
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville VA 24430


Mr. Jamie Yoder 1010853
Augusta Correctional Center
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville VA 24430


Mr. Charles E. Zellers, Sr. 1036758 
Buckingham Correctional Center B1-113-T
P.O. Box 430
Dillwyn, VA 23936

NOTE: If for whatever reason you prefer not to include your return address with your letter, you can have the person respond to me and I'll relay their message to you (assuming I have your contact information). In my many years of corresponding with incarcerated individuals I have never had any problems resulting from disclosing my address, but some people do recommend against it.
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