Prison PenPal Shawn Nelson

Shawn Nelson

Shawn is 44 and incarcerated in the US (AZ).

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Hello, my name is Shawn. I first want to say thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I spend my days here staying busy. I attend college, work out, paint, play guitar, draw, make flower vases, write poems, build stuffed animals, and design holiday cards. I like to consider myself a creative person. I usually send everything I make to the outside world so that it has a journey, with its story.

I’m currently working hand in hand with the mental health staff to conduct classes with a building full of low-functioning SMI men. It’s a very rewarding opportunity. I have become an advocate for many guys here, and at the same time, a big brother. Every day that I help conduct these classes, I’m able to show others they matter in the world. In truth, I believe I’m making a difference, and I’m doing it from this very spot.

I’m a huge reader and will read pretty much anything. If you have any suggestions, I would be interested in reading something you recommend.

There are many ways to reach me here. You can write me a letter or send me a message on my tablet, at Just reach out and say hello; I promise it will bring sunshine into my days.

I’m sure you can imagine how a person can feel dehumanized fast, just by being in prison. I would like to have faith that there are kind, non-judgmental people in the world who simply are looking to make a change in a person’s day.

Somewhere out there in the world is a person who can give me a smile, also have me laugh until my cheeks hurt. There’s someone out there who will have me in deep thought and bring a conversation with depth. I’m really hoping to just be part of something special. A friendship brings everything.

I hope to hear from you soon. Again, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Date of Birth: 04/25/1979 (44 years old)
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Latino
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Body Type: Athletic
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona (USA)
Spoken Languages: English
Religion: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aries

Profile will end on: 01/01/2026

Shawn Nelson #217110

ASPC Tucson, Rincon Unit
P.O. Box 24403
Tucson, AZ 85734

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Incarcerated Since: 2020
Sentence Received: 35.5 years
Earliest Release: 2052

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Armed Robbery
2nd Degree Murder

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