I am an inmate serving time in Ohio for felonious assault and aggravated robbery. In 1995, I shot a Canal Fulton, OH police officer after a brief scuffle. It’s a moment in time that I deeply regret. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about that day. As of 2023, I have been incarcerated for 28 years.
I created LettersFromChristopher in March 2019 for family and friends. It has since grown to draw in a wide audience from around the world. I write about what life is like as a prisoner in the United States.
Since its inception, I’ve posted the works of male and female prisoners from around the country, and continue to regularly do so. These are the voices of mothers and fathers, daughters and sons. I feel it’s important to draw attention to the pressures and struggles of incarceration, and how the system fails and succeeds in this regard. You’ll also find the writings of free world citizens who have an interest in helping the incarcerated.
You can contact me through the contact page on this site.
My name is Felicia. I am currently an inmate at Ohio Reformatory for Women. I have 14 years left on a 17 year sentence. I am a mother of 3 beautiful children, whom you may get to meet through my stories, and I’m learning how to parent from prison. Incarceration is something new to me.
I met Christopher in July 2020. When he first told me about LettersFromChristopher, I was amazed, blown away but very intrigued. Writing has always been a passion for me, and coming to prison it rapidly became my outlet. I just wasn’t clear on how to give it meaning.
I decided to write for LettersFromChristopher because not many people inquire about women’s penitentiaries. I want to educate and help spread awareness about the every day challenges women face behind bars. In general, society thinks when you get locked up, your life stops but I’m here to challenge that perception.
Women have stories that need to be told. We always seem to fade into the background when it comes to the criminal justice system as a whole. We still face everyday struggles, just in a different atmosphere.
If you have an idea or are curious about something that we haven’t spoken about, you’re welcome to contact us through the contact page and we will feed your curiosity.
A Man Of Many Words
Hello, and thank you for reading my bio.
My name is Justin A. I am a husband, a father of two, grandfather of three, and a man of both creativity and science.
I’m currently in the fifth year of a twelve year sentence. I’ve found that I am here for a purpose; once it has been fulfilled I will be able to go home.
Moments of inspiration, and Christopher, compel me to write. Aforementioned inspirations (wife, kids, grandkids) compel me to be a better person.
Thank you readers for listening.
Hi, I’m Victoria. I came to prison (WHV, MI) in 2007 with an 18 year sentence. I don’t blame anyone but myself for the crime I was sent here for. In turn, all the feelings that I had bottled up I have put into the words that you have read.
Knowing that I share those emotions with you the readers, truly aids in my recovery from addiction, abuse and torment. Thank you and be sure to read more pieces at a future date.
“Hello all, I’m Jen. I am incarcerated in Wisconsin. Connecting here with Christopher has allowed me to express myself. Prison has allowed me to find my voice and given me a new view on life. Now I can be a voice not only for myself but for the thousands of others behind bars in this state. I have a teenage son. He has been my drive not only to do my time but to make a difference, and become the best version of me possible.
Jennifer (Taycheedah Correctional) (WI
Hi, my name is Scott Strothers, and I’ve been locked up in Ohio since 1999. During my incarceration, I’ve focused on self-improvement. For example, out there I flunked out of college in my freshman year; here, I obtained my bachelor’s degree through correspondence from Ohio University, graduating magna cum laude. Furthermore, I’ve worked on my physical health. When I first got locked up, I couldn’t run a full lap on the track or do a single unassisted chin-up. Since then, I once ran 100 laps straight, and another time I did 23 straight chin-ups.
This is my first time in prison, and I’ve been deeply disturbed about what I’ve discovered here. For this reason, I’ve devoted my life to criminal justice reform. To accomplish this goal, I’ve tried to educate the public about our prisons and judicial system through my writing. I do a weekly post on my website, and I have a manuscript that I hope to publish one day.
About T. Brozell Sr.
T. Brozell, Sr is an ongoing contributor to this blog. He is incarcerated in Ohio. To find and read his writings, please use the search function at the top of this page by typing “T. Brozell” in the search field.
Hi, I’m Ashleigh. I’m 37, and I’ve been incarcerated for almost 15 years. I’ve grown into the woman that I am proud of today, slowly and with many bumps on the road, but thankfully with outlets like this one I’ve managed to continue my life in a positive direction. I am a full time college student, just another semester shy of my double associates degree in Arts & Business Administration, with a cumulative GPA of 3.67. I’m so proud of this accomplishment, as I’m in an environment where I haven’t had the opportunities to hit many normalized milestones in life. My ERD is in July of 2026, but if you’ve read my posts you know I am currently in my fight for freedom with the help of the Conviction Integrity Unit.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, listening to music, crocheting, working out, writing and connecting with my family and (potential) friends outside the gates. I hope that my posts can give anyone who reads them a firsthand perspective into the life of the incarcerated in America, and through this perspective bring about reform and real change. Thanks for taking some time out of your day and spending it in my shoes. Stay tuned because I’ll be posting as often as possible. 🙂
Ashleigh Smith (Womens Huron Valley Correctional) (MI)
Ashleigh is an ongoing contributor to this blog. She is incarcerated in Michigan serving a life sentence. To find and read Ashley’s writings, use the search function at the top of this page by typing “Ashleigh” in the search field.