Dear Friend:
I am a 20 year old Hispanic (Date of Birth 2/18/80) on Death Row in Texas. I was sentenced to Death February 25, 2000, by the people that rule this country. I am housed at this Terrell Prison - everyone calls it Terrible Terrell - and that name suits this place. It's awful here. I am confined to this cell 23 hours a day, every day! With the exception of one hour of recreation and a 15 minute shower, there is nothing to do but read and write. There are no TV's to watch, and if you can't afford to purchase a radio from the commissary you are in trouble. I am one of the unfortunate ones that can't afford to buy a radio, so it's difficult, very difficult.

My reason for writing is because I need a pen Pal to correspond with from the outside world. I would really appreciate corresponding with someone mature between the age of 20 to 45 yars old. I have a small request to ask of whoever might want to write to me. I feel bad about asking this, but will ask if you would be willing to help me out with postage. I don't have anyway to make money, and I don't have much outside support at all. I hope that the person that writes me will be understanding about this. I really do need someone to correspond with, and I hope we can become friends. It's very boring and lonely in this madhouse, and getting mail would help tremendously.

I could say more, but I'll make this brief. Whoever decides to write me, please feel free to say what you wish to say and ask whatever you want. In return I will be honest and up-front with you.

Until then, Peace and Happiness be with you, and may God bless you.
Juan Martin Garcia

Juan Martin Garcia #999360
Polunsky Unit
3872 F.M. 350 South
Texas 77351