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 2022, I have been incarcerated for 27 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.
LettersFromChristopher is co-written by Felicia. She’s a prisoner in Ohio, at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. A beautiful soul of whom I met along this journey of incarceration. Through her writings and those of other female prisoners you’ll discover what incarceration is like for women. Their struggles are similar, yet different in many ways from that of men.
You can contact me or Felicia 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. Then Christopher proposed, asking me to be his co-blogger, and I knew this was God answering my questions in my prayers and I said “Yes.”
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.