If you read the daily devotionals from The Christian Public Servant, you know that a man on death row — Jimmy Davis, Jr — writes the Friday devotional, and he has been doing so since 2013.
If you are blessed by Jimmy’s devotionals, perhaps you would want to send him a Birthday Card! He was born on October 6, 1970, and that means his birthday is NEXT FRIDAY.
Let me encourage you to send a card to Jimmy.
(1) In the upper-left hand corner of the envelope: place your FULL NAME and COMPLETE ADDRESS. (You may use any address — your home, your work, or your church — which ever makes you feel comfortable. But it must be a street address — not a P.O box number.) He will not get your letter/card if this information is not included.
(2) Make sure you write precisely Jimmy’s name, z-number, unit-number and address on the envelope. He will not get your letter/card if any information is incorrect or omitted. Below is what should be on your envelope:
Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Holman Correctional Facility
Atmore, AL 36503-3700
USA (if you are writing from another country)
(3) No gifts can be included in the envelope.
(4) STAMPS OK. This is not a DOC requirement. But Alabama inmates must purchase stamps, and most cannot afford it. So Alabama prison culture encourages the writer to include 2 stamps – one possibly to respond to you and the other possibly for the inmate to write to his family. (And, if you write from outside the USA, do not even bother enclosing stamps because Jimmy will not be able to use other-country stamps to write back.)
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pax Christi, Jim Slack.