letters from an inmate.....

@Zelmarq (11508)
Cebu City, Philippines
July 24, 2007 8:41pm CST
I cleaned my stuff this morning and decided to throw away those things that I no longer need and found the old love letters sent to me by an inmate duringmy internship in college for our guidance and couseling for prison exposure. I enjoyed my time there talking with the inmates we conducted a series of interviews for our case study and we were assigend to one inmate for that particular case study. The name of the inmate is Dampoy, got imprisoned for killing a person during a fiesta dance party or what we usually call bayley in our dialect, he was imprisoned together with his friends, he said he was just accessory to the crime and plead innocent of the crime. The interview went on for a couple of weeks and we talk an hour everyday and he revealed his secrets, hislife, lis family his love life and many others. For me it was just a professional client to counselor relationship, but as the internship period was about to end he sent me his first love letter. It was a letter of a deep love that may be blossomed out of the talks we had but I was sorry for him. Even when I was no longer assinged in the prison he asked my classmates who were assinged there to give me his letters. I ansewered his letters with respect and revealed freindship. The letter kept coming even when I graduated in college and even when I was already working from another city near our house. I asked mother to return the letters and she refused to recieve them. I was scared for the last letter he sent saying that when he will be free he going to hunt me, yikes, but the latest news I heard tha he was sentenced for life imprisonment. Now I pray that he will finally find peace and would find the love of his life.
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
14 Aug 07
That's scary but I'm guessing he won't forget about you but maybe just learn to move on...(hopfully) I seen a documentry on a prison and it had a lady in there intervewing the cell mates, but she was warned that it wasn't a friendly place and that she maybe spat at and abused and even feases thrown at her, and Never to be alone with anyone as she could be rapped.... So scary... Most of them don't have any social contact with the outside world so would hang on to anything they got on the inside..... I hope that you stay safe...
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
Thank you Zelmarq
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
25 Jul 07
I'm sorry this happened to you while you were only offering kindness and friendship. By the time this guy gets out he will be to old to chase you, right? lol! This could make a good Hollywood movie, but of course it would have a happy ending! Take care Zelmarq.
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@Zelmarq (11508)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 Jul 07
Well, I hope when he gets out he wil forget about me since he will be very old by that time. Its not even worthy to be in a local movie,,....LOL. happy mylotting.
• United States
25 Jul 07
Wow, that would be scary to have him say he was going to hunt you. My Mom used to have an inmate as a pen pal though the church. I don't remember his crime but he used to draw her really pretty pictures.
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@Zelmarq (11508)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Jul 07
Yes, I was really scared but I have realized that people like this are really lonely and they need someone to talk to, sometimes because of great loneliness they think that they love the people who have this time to talk with them. But I am praying that he is doing ok there in the prison.