I have no way to make friends, so I thought I would reach out with these few words and my art and hope they touch you enough so you’ll want to write to me. Then we can see what interests we share and what we have to give to each other.
My name is Rosendo Valentino Mungia. I am a 35 year old, 5' 7.5", 176 pound Chicano, born and raised in Arizona. My blood line is Yaqui Indian, Italian and Mexican.
This is my first time in prison. I pleaded guilty to a murder 12 years ago that I didn’t do. I shouldn’t have signed, but after three and a half years of fighting I was exhausted. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I just knew I was getting myself out of that stinking county jail.
Now I have begun to realize I am truly here where time does not exist. Like a waiting room clock the minute hand never moves. A justified street fighter is all I have ever been. A warrior recognized for my toughness on the roughest of streets. I take responsibility for my many misguided decisions, but a murder is not within me. I value life. My past is behind me. My heart beats of a new beginning. I want you to see what shines brightly and lovingly in my heart.
I get out in another 10 years so I am asking myself, how can I begin to work my way back into society? Is this a journey I will take alone or is there a woman out there who wants to share part or all of it with me? I am not greedy; a pen pal would be just fine.
My hobbies are reading about other cultures and the usual prison stuff — movies, television and exercise. My passion is drawing. I work hard at it. I try to take all that is inside of me and put it on paper (and clothing), exquisitely I hope. I hope you like my art. My “photo” is a self portrait.
I am hoping to correspond with a woman who is confident, adventurous and fun loving, ways I also see myself. Thank you for reading this.