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Hello! 

My name is Joe R. Hopkins. I was born in East Chicago, Indiana in 1954.

I am 5' 10" tall and weigh about 185 lb. I attended Ashland Community College for two years (1972—1973). My studies focused on the social sciences, history, and economics.

I am seeking correspondence with people who try to resist stereotyping others and are interested in some of the things that this website presents for consideration and discussion.

I have had a number of articles and poems published on this website. If you have read some of them and found them interesting, or have some comments you would like to share with me, I'm interested. I am always interested in the views of other people. 

I am in prison, convicted of several very serious crimes and serving three concurrent life sentences without the possibility of parole. I have been a prisoner of the State of Florida since 1991 -- 28 years so far.

Some of my favorite authors are George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Friedrich Nietzsche, Norbert Elias, Pierre Bourdieu, and Noam Chomsky. It would interest me to know who some of your favorite writers happen to be.

I am athletic and healthy. I play high-level handball and do weight training and distance running. I study and write and think a lot.

What is it that interests you? It is not possible that you can be visiting this website without our sharing some mutual interests. Write to me if anything I've written here is of interest to you.

I am no longer married as Debby, who became my wife in 1998, died some years ago. My youngest child, Kristen, is 31 years old.

To send me mail, address it to:

Joe R. Hopkins 075523 (G-1 -- 107)
Union Correctional Institution
PO Box 1000
Raiford, Florida 32083-1000

 

Joe’s articles and poems on this website:

Memories of a childhood in mental hospital

Prison poems            

It’s OK, Sally            

 

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