WRITE TO THE PEOPLE IN SOLITARY
Sometimes the best salve against the abyss of solitary confinement is a letter. Many of the people in solitary conditions express how much letters mean to them and look forward to mail call each week.
To look up one of the people featured in this collection, simply insert their name in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inmate Search form provided in the link below.
From there, you’ll have the information needed to write to them by mail or online via JPAY (www.jpay.com).
WRITE TO THE TEXAS BOARD OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Texas Board of Criminal Justice
PO Box 13084
Austin, Texas 78711
Patrick L. O’Daniel, Chairman (term expires 2/2023)
Derrelynn Perryman, Vice-Chairman (term expires 2/2027)
Pastor Larry Miles, Secretary (term expires 2/2023)
E.F. “Mano” DeAyala, Member (term expires 2/2023)
Molly Francis, Member (term expires 2/2025)
Faith Johnson, Member (term expires 2/2025)
Sichan Siv, Member (term expires 2/2025)
Eric Nichols, Member (term expires 2/2027)
Rodney Burrow, M.D., Member (term expires 2/2027)
WRITE TO POLICY MAKERS
* DAN PATRICK, Lieutenant Governor of Texas
* REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS (majority party of the
* BRYAN COLLIER, Executive Director of TDCJ
* OSCAR MENDOZA, Deputy Executive Director - Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
* EVA SHIVER, Security Threat Group Management Office
(STGMO), Program Supervisor V of TDCJ
WRITE TO THE CORRECTIONS COMMITTEE FOR THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE
WRITE TO THE GOVERNOR
Governor Greg Abbott
Office of the Governor P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
WRITE TO THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
Senator John Whitmire
The Honorable John Whitmire P.O. Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711
Request support and that he writes letters to the Board of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of the people in this book and people throughout the Texas prison system.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATORS/REPRESENTATIVES
Encourage them to support bills to end solitary confinement in Texas.
SHARE THE BOOK
Send a copy of the TEXAS LETTERS book to a friend, post about it on social media, and share the words of those forever changed by solitary confinement.