-Note, my friend telling me his desire for penpals and I'm simply posting this
My friend's name is Ryan and he's currently in the Saginaw County Jail awaiting a sentencing and then a short prison sentence. I've known him through the years from prior incarcerations and was in jail with him earlier this year. I was sent to a program and released 2 weeks ago and he unfortunately has been sitting in a miserable dungeon of a jail since around New Years. He's not looking for romance or to scam anyone out of money, mail is just a big deal in jail. The jail he's in is simply staring at 4 walls all day long.
I'm sure most people would like to know why he's incarcerated first. He was addicted to opiates (like myself) and (allegedly) was the get away driver for a large haul shoplifting run at the local mall. As he put it he was, allegedly, waiting in the parking lot and when his brother and ex-girlfriend exited the store the police swarmed down (3 star wanted level). He could have driven away but he managed to get both the brother and ex into the car and evade the police out of the parking lot (5 star wanted level). After he pulled out of the parking lot he realized it was a lost cause and pulled over. He's currently looking at around 2 years for this.
Now this guy is a hilarious writer and spells much better than most people I've been locked up with. Some quotes from a letter to me:
"Either way regardless I'll be good with the outcome- it's the natural habitat of the White Back Gorilla"
"My brother went down swinging, we both showed up to trial in something fresh looking something like a modern day John Gotti"
"Just applesauce to a boss"
Here's a couple pictures of him in better times.
The last one is a funny one, don't take it too seriously.
I can speak highly of my friend. There tends to be 2 types of substance abusers in jail. Guys that are pieces of shit and would be shitty people and in jail even if they were sober, and people who are only there because of their addiction. I can say with confidence Ryan is one of the latter. I only sat in the cell with him for a week and it was torture, I can't imagine how he feels going on 8 months in there. He spends a lot of time working out and is big as hell now. I guarantee you'll have some laughs writing him.
He's going to be in the same place until maybe early september. If you PM me I'll give you his current address and a way to keep track of where he is.
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