Prison PenPal James Thivel

James Thivel

James is 50 and incarcerated in the US (IL).

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Hi. My name is James. I’m looking for a good friend and pen pal. I’m a Scorpio from Chicago. I’m currently serving a life sentence on a wrongful conviction. I have two lawyers who are working very hard to get this conviction overturned and to have me free within the next year. I plan to trade stocks online when I am released.

I’m kind, compassionate, affectionate, laid-back, easy-going, and chivalrous. I’ve been told that I’m a good listener and that I have nice eyes. I’m a playful prankster. I’m reserved with a wild side. I love to laugh and have a good sense of humor. I enjoy hot/spicy food. I love to cook and would like to take some culinary classes.

I’m adventurous. I want to do some traveling when I get out. I have been to Canada and to Ireland twice. I’m considering relocating outside of the USA. I don’t have children but I would like to have some. I enjoy nature, the outdoors, hiking, biking, and camping. I’d like to get a motorcycle.

I like rock music, but I will listen to popular stuff like DuaLipa. I love animals and consider myself a dog person. Surprisingly, I did once own a cat who liked to play fetch, dug holes in the yard and came when I called him. They have some ground squirrels here that I like to feed when I go to the yard. I’d like to have a pet squirrel, but I currently live in a “High Security Gated Community” that doesn’t allow pets.

The pictures are a little old. One is at the Grand Canyon when I was 26. The other is a mugshot from 2013, but I still look about the same, with a few gray hairs.

I try to make the best of a bad situation. I’m in a terrible place, but that doesn’t change who I am. I’m looking for someone kind and compassionate with an open mind ready for adventure. I’m looking to write a new beginning in my life. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Date of Birth: 10/30/1971 (50 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 8 in.
Body Type: Average
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Spoken Languages: English
Religion: Christian
Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Profile will end on: 01/13/2023

James Thivel #R06551

Hill Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1700
Galesburg, IL 61402

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Incarcerated Since: 1999
Sentence Received: Life Without Parole
Earliest Release: N/A

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Murder with Intent to Kill/Injure
Murder with Strong Probability to Kill/Injure

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