Locked up with no coffee cake:
I would really like to get your San Quentin News. I’m sending you three forever stamps. I’m in the SHU here at Sacramento and I have nobody on the outside. I had to give up my coffee cake for three weeks just to get three stamps.
Dear San Quentin News: I’m hoping that you all have some back issues of San Quentin News that I can get you to send me with the enclosed SASE. I’ve heard really good news about your newspaper and hope to get some useful info out of them to help here in our Arizona Super Max lockdown.–G. Stanhope
Dear San Quentin News: I sincerely hope all is well over at San Quentin News. You guys do a great service for our community. It’s appreciated and respected. I am in ASU/hole right now and will be transferring to another 180 prison (Corcoran or Delano) once down there, I’ll be ordering a yearly subscription.–W. Jones
Hello: I am incarcerated and separated from my two younger children (Landon Morris and Austin Morrin). They are now also separated from their mother, who couldn’t give them the life she wanted and gave custody to my mother. I would love to receive a pamphlet on Tips for Incarcerated Parents.–S. Morris
Please send me a pamphlet Tips for Incarcerated Parents.
Please and Thank you,
Dear San Quentin News: I am writing concerning a letter and stamps I sent you for a February and March issue of San Quentin News. I was at the WASCO Reception center at the time. I have recently been transferred to Corcoran State Prison. Please, I sent you six stamps the amount to cover the month of February and March, but I have not received a copy of the San Quentin News. Please explain to me what happened, there was no return to sender so somebody did receive the letter. I would like to have a 1-year subscription to the San Quentin News. First, I would like the copy that you have failed to send me. Please! Please! Please! Correct this matter and explain how I can get a subscription for 1 year. I will be eagerly waiting on your reply. Thank you for your time and cooperation.–R. Tappin
Newsroom: I sent 5 stamps for an issue of your newspaper over a month ago like it states in the back of your paper. If you want an issue I/M can send 5 stamps and receive a copy. It’s been over a month now and I would either like an up to date copy or my stamps back. Thanks.
Is this newspaper a scam? To burn I/M out of they’re stamps?
By administrative rules, each edition of SQ News must be cleared by the warden. However, since the shutdown, Sacramento has created another level of review. Each of the last two editions has taken more than three weeks for Sacramento to send it back to us for printing. We are working on shortening that process so our readers get the news faster.
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