I'm Eric Brock, a 42-year-old inmate at Utah State Prison, south of Salt Lake City. From the prison yard, I see the towering peaks of the nearby mountains, and my heart yearns for freedom … and some contact from the outside.
I've been incarcerated for over six years now and see the board of pardons & parole in another year and a half.
I'm five-foot-eight, average build, with blue eyes. I wear my thick brown hair to my shoulders. I'm reserved, but not shy. And bright, but not boastful.
One of my passions is playing the guitar which enables me to "escape" the concrete and steel that surround me. I've been told I have talent. My musical tastes are classic rock and the likes of Jimi Hendricks, David Gilmour and other greats. And, of course, the Beetles.
I'm seeking pen-pals with whom to share my thoughts and dreams — and to listen to theirs. This is my first-ever attempt at reaching beyond the walls for someone to bring some brightness — maybe even some sparkle — into this otherwise drab place.
I await — anxiously.