In Episode 3, Melvin has realized that a young man who had provoked him, stealing his books, were in fact just bitter because he did not know how to read himself.
As Melvin took on to teach the young prison mate with the book that I had sent him, he realized that many of the men in prison are in fact "warehoused" as he puts it, and that nothing is done to help them change.
He goes on to describe that most of the men imprisoned have never received any opportunity to be something else. They represent an enormous untapped group of talented people who have never been given a chance because of their own upbringing, because of social discrimination or because they have mande their own mistakes. However Melvin states that many of them really wish to better and realize themselves and work for the good of others as well as their own.
Melvin's letters are now becoming a usual spark of light in my weekly routine. I enjoy going to the mailbox and opening it, hoping to see the familiar handwriting of the prison's address on the left side of the envelop.
You too can enjoy that routine retroactively as well, by following this blog.
Attached, Melvin's letter of May 28th 2014 and my answer of June 10th.
Below in the gallery of picture, Melvin's letter and click HERE for my answer.
words and passages of the text that are in gray are either names or too personal items, which require privacy. Thank you for your understanding.