thank you

Chris BrownWe met our latest fundraising goal and have purchased the airline ticket for Chris Brown. Now Chris can concentrate on assisting the lawyers to make the best-possible presentation at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. But before we move on to the next piece in Jordan’s defense, I want to linger for just a moment on how much your support means to Chris, me, and anyone who believes in the ideal of achieving a just society in America.

I could hear the surprise in Chris’ voice when I told him the goal had been achieved, and so quickly, too. Chris Brown is relieved his travel is covered and amazed that we met the goal in a single day. A guy who has borne so much disappointment can get pretty used to the idea he is out there alone; this demonstrates that he has a depth of support he didn’t even know about. Thank you for believing in his cause.

I also want to thank you for the support that you have shown to individual kids.

bildeCAV1W1VMA couple days ago, I heard from one of Paul Henry Gingerich’s supporters who had a couple of books from Amazon “refused delivery” at Paul’s prison.  This supporter said it took a while to find out why, but with the help of Anna, a new lady in the mail room, he found that it’s because he had stored at Amazon the old PO Box address for Pendleton.  He saw on the web site they now use a physical address.

Letters that get sent to the PO Box do get delivered (with a sticker saying “please tell your senders the new address”), but parcels get rejected. The physical address for Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility is: 9310 South State Road 67, Pendleton, IN 46064.

Anna said that sometimes Paul Henry gets about ten letters a day!  This is remarkable because inmates are permitted to respond only to individuals who are on their visitors’ lists. In other words, Paul receives this much support from people who are undaunted by the lack of feedback, which would certainly be forthcoming if it were permitted by the prison authorities. Thank you for your refusal to be discouraged by regulations which are designed to extinguish continued support from the outside.
As I have gotten to know these young people, the importance of the support they receive from the outside cannot be overstated. In many cases (but not these two), they are forgotten or even rejected by their families. In many cases, we are the only reminders that they have not been forgotten and that there are still people on the outside who believe in them. Thank you for your faithfulness.


Groove of the Day

Listen to Journey performing “Faithfully”


6 Responses to “thank you”

  1. March 8, 2014 at 3:02 am

    For all those who wish to write to Paul Henry, his inmate number has also changed. It now bears the ID Number 244107 (if one believes the data basis of the Indiana Department of Correction).

  2. 2 Allan Yates
    March 8, 2014 at 6:53 am

    And Paul’s ZIP code is actually 46064-8536; not being from the US, I don’t know how much difference this makes.

  3. 3 Gloria
    March 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Calamari Productions has launched a new Channel Real Teens Real Time to continue telling the stories of youth in the juvenile justice system.

  4. 4 Danny
    March 12, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Can someone input the exact adress to write to Paul? Thanks.

  5. 6 CT
    March 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Glad to know why Paul doesn’t write back and yeah I am sure he would if he could he seems like a nice kid.

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