Prison PenPal Jonathan Avila

Jonathan Avila

Jonathan is 32 years old and incarcerated in the US (CA).

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Why write me?

Well, other than the fact that I am handsome and attractive 😀 I tend to be laid-back, open-minded and a chill type of person.

I have been in prison almost a decade and a half, separating me from the outside world. Therefore, I am seeking out for someone to connect with on a personal level. Someone to keep me informed and updated with the real world, something other than these walls I live behind.

I am *NOT* seeking romance nor am I asking for donations. Only someone to joke, banter, and have fun with.

I enjoy reading books, playing guitar, listening to music, but above all, my passion is writing and drawing (I love to sketch, paint, and write poetry… I enjoy creating art with my words and visions).

Currently, I’m serving a life sentence. However, I am working diligently to commute my time for a sooner parole date with hard work, hope, and faith. Despite my sentence, I feel free! As I truly believe freedom is a state of mind. I hope to meet someone I can learn from and someone willing to learn from me.

During my incarceration, I have earned my G.E.D. as well with an A.A. in Communications and currently studying law to become a paralegal. I am a hard worker and I have many goals for my future and plans I wish to accomplish upon my release back to society.

There is much more I would like to share but we can get more into depth when you write me. I also don’t want to reveal too much as I know “people tend to like a man of mystery” 😉

I will enjoy drawing for you upon request and answer any questions you may have.

I can receive JPay emails, however I can only respond back to you with snail mail. So, if you send a JPay email, please send a postal address so I can write you back. I respond quickly and won’t leave you waiting. I also write overseas!

Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

Date of Birth: 01/15/1988 (32 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: N/A
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: N/A
Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Bald
Height: 5 ft. 6 in.
Body Type: Average
Hometown: South Gate, California (USA)
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish, Japanese
Religion: Believe in God
Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Profile will end on: 09/26/2021

Wire of Hope

I sit stuck inside prison beyond bored and so alone.
Fingers crossed for some mail or to hear a voice on the phone.
Every day I write letters, yet there is no one to read.
I wish someone can hear about my life, hope, and dreams.
As I write these words I want people to see, that although I am a prisoner,
I am still a HUMAN BEING.
They call us monsters but I am not my crime.
I daily feel forgotten- a stereotype defined.
I wrote these words to penetrate your mind.
Many things change as the time goes by.
My life inside prison has been a blessing in disguise,
Despite all the years, I’ve become a better guy.
So I send out my message to the reader and the Globe!
Get to know my story through a… “WIRE OF HOPE”

My Fears

I fear isolation but yet I fear to be free.
I fear to be lonely, yet I fear company.
I fear dying and I also fear to live ‘cause I fear being judged for all the things I did.
I fear to dream ‘cause I fear to awake, back to cold reality in this very fearful place.
I fear to hope, ‘cause then I must expect to keep on living and making more regrets!!!


Thoughts of freedom don’t seem to exist.
As I sit incarcerated, identified by fingerprints.
Hidden behind the walls that are made of concrete.
Separated with the defectors…
That spoil society
Not meant to be free.
Kidnapped from our families.
To feed the machine.
Thoughts tangled up: strike 1, 2, and 3.
Sentenced to eternity.
Behind these concrete walls and barbed wired fences.
What we call home: as we’re serving our sentences!

Jonathan Avila #AB3429

Calipatria State Prison
P.O. Box 5004
Calipatria, CA 92233

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Incarcerated Since: 2007
Sentence Received: 81 years to life
Earliest Release: 2048

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1st Degree Murder
Attempted Murder
Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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