Prison Penpal Markes Rodgers

Markes Rodgers

Markes is 54 years old and incarcerated in the US (IL).

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My Dear Friend,

The coolest part about exchanging letters is that it creates an amazing and unique form of communication between two people. It allows the mind to wander freely through the sharing of ideas, emotions and experiences, rather than being held captive to buzzing smartphones or the needless preoccupation of how many likes or shares a person may get.

Please know that what you write does matter. What you say is important and what interests you also interests me. Honesty, kindness and sincerity are not cancelled attributes but rather the cornerstones of life’s pyramid.

My life’s journey has taken me to roads less traveled. I have been to the highest of mountains and the deepest of valleys. I am a Gemini, both complex and simple. I enjoy coffee in the morning, tea in the evening. I love poetry, a good movie, a day in the garden, a walk in the park or on the beach, a night playing slots or even a nice conversation during a drive to nowhere in particular. Life is not meant to be dull.

And I always write back.

The Meadow

High atop the ridge
next to the hayfield
where the tin barn
sits… is a meadow
filled with golden poppies
and white shasta daisies.

Four red tail hawks
soar the empty sky,
chainsaws echo the canyon
and a distant town’s
noon whistle is heard
blown before its time.

These are the sights
and sounds of youth,
memories embedded long ago
in an older man
now a cosmic loop
of past and present.

A place where dreams
come alive and dance
across the high tops
of the ageless redwoods
bending in the wind.

Date of Birth: 06/08/1966 (54 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Body Type: Athletic
Hometown: Pana, Illinois (USA)
Spoken Languages: English
Religion: Catholic
Astrological Sign: Gemini

Profile will end on: 04/15/2022

Markes Rodgers #Y28401

Jacksonville Correctional Center
2268 E. Morton Avenue
Jacksonville, Il 62650

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

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Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

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