Michael is 36 and incarcerated in the US (NY).
With prison reform on the horizon, I intend to be home in the next three to four years. I’ve never signed up for a penpal service, but Wire of Hope piqued my interest and I decided to give it a try. My intention is to form relationships to the society I’ll soon be part of again. Here’s a recap of my decade plus incarceration:
Haven’t received a disciplinary ticket.
Satisfied my vocational requirement in Mechanical Drafting.
Help teach rehabilitation classes alongside counselors. My position is called IDA: Inmate Program Assistant.
Work at Saint Dismas Church since 2016 to Present. It’s a very unique job, to maintain an 8,000 square foot Gothic Church built by inmates between 1938 to 1941.
I’ve taught myself Italian.
Read numerous books spanning many genres: Philosophy. Astronomy. Genetics. World History. Self-educating, to me, is the pinnacle of rehabilitation. I’ve also written and published a historical fiction novel. Explain more if you reach out!
Regardless of my accolades and self-improvement, I remain convicted of a crime. There’s no excuse. No amount of right doing that can ‘right’ my wrongs. All I can do is move forward and never forget the reason why I am here.
• Date of Birth: 10/03/1985 (36 years old)
• Gender: Male
• Marital Status: In a Relationship
• Sexual Orientation: Straight
• Race: White
• Ethnicity: N/A
• Eye Color: Hazel
• Hair Color: Brown
• Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
• Body Type: Athletic
• Hometown: N/A
• Spoken Languages: English, Italian
• Religion: Catholic
• Astrological Sign: Libra
Profile will end on: 09/10/2023
Michael Mele #12A1072
Clinton Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2000
Dannemora, NY 12929
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• Incarcerated Since: 2008
• Sentence Received: 23 years
• Earliest Release: 2031