To whom it may concern,
First I want to thank you for the amazing newspaper that you provide. It’s very informative. My name is Korla, and I am serving a 45 to life sentence for a crime I didn’t commit. The Northern California Innocence Project, with Duane Morris law firm, is helping me prepare, for which I am so blessed. When I came to prison I didn’t speak any English. Now, 14 year years later, I am almost getting my AA degree. Prison hasn’t been that easy, but it is what you want to get out of it.
I would love to get a monthly issue of the San Quentin newspaper. I was wondering if I am able to send more stamps in order to keep receiving the newspaper. And, if is possible, [to] one day tell my story. May God bless and thumbs up to your excellent work.
California Correctional Women Facility
Dear Ms. K. Baday,
Thank you for your words of encouragement. We guys here at the SQ News try to make sure we represent every incarcerated person and not just the male prison population. We would like to compliment you on successfully overcoming life’s challenges and attaining a higher education.
We know that prison sucks, but please stay focused and strive to make your time as easy as it can possibly be. We hope you can gain your freedom soon.
If you would like to send us your story, please feel free to do so, though we cannot promise you that it will appear in the SQ News.
If you send us stamps we will continue to send you the newspaper directly, but be aware that we do mail newspapers to every institution’s library to be passed out to the general population. May God bless you too and keep up your great work.
Richard “Bonaru” Richardson