Prison Penpal Markes Rodgers

Markes Rodgers

Markes is 57 and incarcerated in the US (IL).

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Hi, my name is Markes. Rather than attempt to create a long and boring profile, I thought I’d just write about what’s on my mind these days.

Well, I have a sincere interest in establishing a long-term friendship with a person who is honest, kind-hearted, and enthusiastic about life. My time in prison is starting to wind down, and so I find myself becoming more reflective of years past.

Lately, I recall spending many evenings sitting on the cliffs of San Diego under a Torrey Pine, watching waves crash upon the rocks as an orange sun gently fades below the Pacific.
I can still smell the salty breeze as it passes me by. I also think of the pitter-patter sounds that raindrops make when they hit the branches of redwood trees in the Mendocino Forest, and the cool, cold feeling of the water when it splashes upon my face. I don’t particularly know why I think of these events. Perhaps it’s because of the solitude and inner peace that they give me, which helps keep me balanced and focused in the chaotic environment of prison life.

I am an assertive, honest, and loyal man who believes life’s glass is half-full, not empty. I know that I am lucky and fortunate to have a small tight group of family and friends who have stood next to me through the trials and tribulations of this journey.

I study Business Administration with an emphasis in law through Adamas State University, and recently obtained my paralegal certificate.
It’s for my long-term plans and goals that I have when I leave this dump of place. I refuse to be a statistic.

Some of my many likes include poetry, bulldogs, country music, movies, college and professional sports, gardening, tea, exploring new places, and meaningful conversations. If you’re interested in communicating then drop me a letter, or send me a message via


Date of Birth: 06/08/1966 (57 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Bald
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Body Type: Average
Hometown: Pana, Illinois (USA)
Spoken Languages: English
Religion: Catholic
Astrological Sign: Gemini

Profile will end on: 02/24/2025

Markes Rodgers #Y28401

Jacksonville Correctional Center
2268 E Morton Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650

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Incarcerated Since: 2017
Sentence Received: 10 years
Earliest Release: 2026

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