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Edwin Jay Hutchinson
Prison ID#: P-68859
Housing Unit: 2-N-79L
CSP-SQ/ One Main Street
San Quentin, CA 94964
Date: April 23, 2013
Re: Letter of Introduction/Profile Page
To the people of the world:
Greetings in peace. My name is Edwin Jay Hutchinson, and I am unfortunately currently incarcerated within the California state prison industrial complex located at San Quentin on January 28, 2000, as a result of placing myself in a high-risk situation. I committed a non-violent crime and was sent to state prison. I do take full accountability and responsibility for my foolish actions which I did on the night of March 21, 1999. I offer no excuses. I was simply wrong in my thought process and behavior.
However, after fourteen years, it is my hope and prayer that this nightmare will soon be coming to an end. If you are the least bit interested, I will provide a complete disclosure as to the events and circumstances surrounding my crime. I believe in honesty and being transparent in all my interactions.
With that said, I'm quite sure you're probably asking yourself, "Who is this guy?" Well, since you don't know me from a can of paint, allow me to share a brief history of Edwin.
I am an African-American native from the city of Los Angeles. I was raised in the "view park" section of Baldwin Hills. I graduated from Fairfax High School (West Hollywood) and I attended West Lost Angeles College (1 year) prior to enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces where I specialized in the medical field.
Upon my discharge, I returned to Los Angeles, then settled in the city of Fullerton within Orange County. At that time, I was gainfully employed as a chief dialysis technician. I got married and had two wonderful and intelligent children whom I love very deeply. After my incarceration, my wife and I divorced.
My date of birth is May 10th, and my astrological sign is Taurus the Bull. I am 5'11" tall with a nice build. I weigh 185 lbs. I have light brown eyes, wavy hair which I wear in a short-cut style. My skin complexion is the color of caramel candy, with a nice warm smile and all 32 of my natural teeth! :) (see attached photo)
Upon release from prison, I intend to further my education (I'm currently enrolled at Patten University in order to obtain my associates of the arts degree) at either San Francisco State University or West Los Angeles College to achieve an American Bar Association (ABA) certification as a paralegal, since I'm a very politically motivated and social activist. My plan is also to establish mentorship programs within inner-city areas for "at-risk" youths.
I'm an avid chess player, active in tennis and basketball, very well educated, and spiritually grounded. My dream is to simply be free... To live, love, and follow my life's purpose and path. I was not born to be alone. I came into this world to love and to be loved, and I do have the power to create deep and meaningful relationships with others.
Therefore, with this limited time left within prison, I'd like to correspond with all people. Yet I'd prefer to hear from the lonely ladies of this world. I seek to utilize this time in developing a meaningful friendship. I seek no financial support! I only request to engage in some nice, old-fashioned correspondence between two people. I possess a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and life experiences to share while being down-to-earth because I deeply care about the well-being of others. I feel that I'm here to contribute to the social evolution and the advancement of humankind by creating an opening for the flow of life to emerge in new and powerful ways for all.
So what do you think? Do I sound interesting? What do you have to lose? A $0.46 stamp and a little of your time? This may be your first authentic friendship. Remember, we all have backgrounds and circumstances that may have influenced who we are, but we are the ones who are responsible for who we become. Peace.