My name is Cory and I for one, thank you for taking some time out of your day to check out this website and also to find out a little about me. It warms my heart that there are good people out there that care and understand the importance of reaching out to inmates during their incarceration.
For me personally, I struggle daily with the hard reality of the consequences I am forced to accept as a direct result of my drug addiction and poor decision making. I sold drugs to support my addiction. In doing so, I ended up hurting everyone I cared about and who depended on me, as well as damaging other family’s lives and also my community. Now that the fog has lifted, and due to a coerced plea bargain, I find myself alone with an uncharacteristically long DOC sentence and a sense of hopelessness that is on most days, overwhelmingly discouraging and dismal.
It is my hope that through this website, I will meet some kind-hearted souls willing to provide some positivity and encouragement to a man who is working hard to better and change his life, build a solid support system of friends who are willing to help keep him on the right track and seek out anyone who may be able to help with legal advice and/ or council.
I believe having good friends in my life to offer advice and encouragement, will go a long way in helping me remember all that I am missing out there and the importance of staying on the right track. That way I can quickly return to the people that care about me and want to see me succeed in life after my incarceration.
It is amazing how much hope and positivity can be conveyed in just one letter. Who doesn’t enjoy getting mail and knowing someone cares? I hope to be able to return the smile that a letter can bring to anyone who puts forth the time and effort to correspond with me. Who knows where it may lead…
Cory John Blackburn