12 Aug 08

From Frankie (Letter 7)

Frankie - A Mexican Mafia hitman and leader of prison "booty bandits" who has been proposing our gay marriage ever since he saw me rubbing antifungal ointment on my bedsored buttocks at the Madison Street jail. He was there on murder charges he subsequently beat. Now incarcerated in the super-maximum prison housing Arizona's death row.



How’s life treating you? I hope all good. I received your letter and as always the pleasure is mines.

Anyway, I know you’re a loyal friend, but believe it or not, I worry about your well-being. That’s why I asked you if you had a job. My friend I want the best for you life has to offer.

Okay! Here’s what I did with the $15,000 my brother left me. I took $400 and put it on my book account for stamps and other stuff I need. I gave $14,600 to a lawyer I hired. I told the lawyer all I wanted him to do was get a Class 2 felony dropped. That’ll leave me with a Class 4 felony, which brings my plea down to 4 ½ [minimum] 6 [presumptive]& 7 ½ [maximum]. Out of 100% the lawyer said it’s 75% that I’ll get the 4 ½ with back time from 2007 of Jan 3 which is a year and a half. I’ll do two more years at the most.
My friend, what do you think of that? They were offering me 15 to 40 years. I’m being blessed by God, and if all goes well I’m done with everything.
Like I said, I’m going to be a powerful testimony that will help the youths.

I shall leave soon to Pima County jail. I will write you from there. Do not write me back cuz Pima County only allows prestamped envelopes. I will write you once I get there. Do not write here either until I get back. It’s going to be hard, but I’ll see how long I’ll be there.

Let me get something straight with you. Out of the 20 prisoners you write to, I better be the Number 1 on that list cuz I was the first one to meet you in jail, so keep that in mind. Me and you are tighter than whale pussy, and that’s tight cuz it’s water tight.

Tell Sue I appreciate the thought on that comment she made. Here’s a little knowledge for her. We must not let the circumstances of this world cause us to walk with our heads down, defeated or discouraged. Life happens. That’s a fact but God supersedes this thing we call life. And nothing catches God by surprise.
Sue, I’m sorry to hear that you couldn’t go back to the UK when your mom passed away. I myself lost my mom and that’s the hardest thing I ever been through. “Keep your head up!”
Jesus said he would never leave or forsake us. He did not say he would take us out of our situations. Stay strong! Cuz he did say that he would be there for us while we went through them. (Smile.)

Englandman my friend, things are looking better for me. I got the Class 2 felony “Promoting Prison Contraband” down to a Class 4 felony “Simple possession.” I’m trying to get the Class 4 to a Class 6 felony “Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.” If that happens I’ll be walking out these doors. Keep your fingers crossed for Frankie. I’m leaving all this in God’s hands.

Give my L&R’s to your family.

Much Love & Respect

Mr. Frankie

PS thanks for the pictures.

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Copyright © 2007-2008 Shaun P. Attwood


dirtos said...

This quote worries me...
"Like I said, I’m going to be a powerful testimony that will help the youths."
Not that I'm sure Frankie hasn't got the 'youths' best interests at heart or anything....

Anonymous said...

But will Franky beat this case and go back to his old ways?


Sue O. (aka Joannie, SS) said...

That's always the question-you can't ignore the criminal record, but people do learn and change. A controlled environment helps in the beginning stages of release. If the change is real, people will see it but I wouldn't recommend one on one with kids. The ministry that I'm involved with has strict guidelines in that respect. Ex-offenders can make the best teachers and leaders, but they must be personally accountable.

Anonymous said...


As a DO I would like to let you know, you are just as big of an idiot as all the other people who were,are, and will be locked up. Inmates are peices of shit and frankly the amount of rights that they do possess is quite discusting. Look at the general activity of what happens inside of these pods. One minute you will cry and hide behind inmate rights and regs then the next you will be violating several pages of it. Just like the morons that form militias because they do not want to pay taxes and follow law, then ten minutes will hide behind the constitution (which they havent payed any money towards taxes) saying I need a phone call, and this is my right to own fire arms. Bottom line jon, the day that my job is no longer neccesary is the best day in any DOs life. Have a pleasnt day and Im sure Ill see you at Central Intake before long.

Your DO Buddy.

dirtos said...

DO Buddy - that's a very well thought out and well reasoned response. I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Anonymous said...

Wow "DO BUDDY", I guess they didn't screen you for aptitude or general grammar.

Let's go back to sixth grade grammar shall we?

1) It is DISGUSTING, not discusting.

2) It is PIECES, not peices.

3) You lack the proper punctuations throughout your post. Can you say "comma"? how about "apostrophe"?

Let me help you out here. There is something called a "spellcheck" on your computer. Open the manual, look at the contents/index and READ.

I mean, even on your KEYBOARD, press the Shift button while typing and like magic, you can make a lower case turn into an CAPITAL when addressing nouns (people, places). Got it? If not, at your local community college you can take the basic English 51 class, the lowest introductory level.

After all, you wouldn't want to be compared to the level of education of an inmate now would you?

Now, as dictated by your response to Jon, you are no better than the inmates you write about. In fact, it clearly demonstrates that are actually describing how you truly feel about yourself. If you don't believe so, try taking a Psychology class while you are at it. Or even better yet, seeing a Psychologist.

You lack self esteem, and thus feel olbigated to make up for your short comings by posting about what you feel are insults toward a general consensus.

Here is where you fall short again. You do so by anonymity, which gives you comfort in knowing you can assail the characterstic flaws of others from a safe distance, this one being the basement of your mothers home.

So please, we eagerly await your rebuttal,. Or for those "DO"s too inept to understand, your RESPONSE.

If nothing else, you are entertaining. :)

Have a great day.

-Jose in San Diego.


Anonymous said...

And by the way, DO, it is "CO", not "DO". Which proves you are nothing more than a fake.

Oh! And another thing, in case you haven't recieved the memo, Jon is no longer in America, so in actuality, and this is 100% true, Jon will never be seen in any reception. :)

Boy you are a winner. Soon to be recipient of a Darwin award in the very near future.

Have a *Pleasnt* day (your typo, not mine!)

Noelle said...

Hmm... DO or CO, you need a hug! Come on everyone give him a hug!!! OK, NAHHHH-I don't want to do it either-not worth my efforts! (Sounds as though he has some pent up frustrations, yes?) Don't be calling our guy Shaun (by the way) an idiot-that is just so very wrong!!!
Frankie! Things have been crazy busy here-I will wait to here from Shaun as to where to write you next. Thanks for the letter and the drawings, they are Beautiful!!!! You the MAN!!! ;)