Send Happy to Prison!
Organized by: Happy Skywalker
The visits were amazing!
October 20, 2016
I need to go to prison.
Two prisons. Both in central California, where all four of my pen pals are currently housed. When I started writing these guys years ago, they weren't all living 2 hours apart. They are now, and I don't know for how much longer. None of them are being released any sooner than 4 years from now, but they do get moved from prison to prison without notice anytime.
I want to visit them very much. But it's not really about me. It's about adult men living in cages that haven't had a friend visit in their whole stay, which so far has been about 8 year average for my pen pals. It's perfectly reasonable for them to feel that their lives are forgotten and insignificant. But to me they matter. I want to see their faces and have them see mine and know that I'm a real, tangible friend.
I need to go visit them while it's logistically much more attainable than I ever expected it to be to visit four different friends in prison. Unfortunately, I have no money to speak of.
I know sometimes people say they have no money, and what they mean is no money they want to prioritize for whatever you're talking about. That's not the way I have no money. Even if I didn't pay my rent for a month I couldn't pay for the travel, hotels and the days off to visit these guys on my own. Maybe you can help me? Tell your sympathetic friends who have resources! And tell Ellen DeGeneres, too, please. Like, really, if you can.