I am currently incarcerated in the Florida Department of Corrections and have been for the past 23 years with a life sentence with eligible for parole after 25 years. The Florida penal system has no form of rehabilitation for inmates.
The word is out that great things are going on at San Quentin, with education and policy and me and my comrades would like a subscription of the San Quentin News to keep us informed on what’s going on out West.
I’ll greatly appreciate it.
Dear Mr. Wilridge,
Thank you for reading the San Quentin News. We try hard to assimilate change and provide the public with information so that they can make informed decisions.
Of course, many of us have made terrible decisions that led us to these dire situations; however, we do not have to remain trapped in this cycle of ignorance.
We are blessed to be in an institution that allows us the opportunity to grow and rehabilitate ourselves. Unfortunately, with the U.S. Attorney General leaning more toward punishment instead of rehabilitation, that just proves that some people don’t want to change and will always be stuck in a cycle of ignorance.
Please stay positive and continue to educate yourself.
Richard “Bonaru” Richardson