Below is an example of a letter you could write on behalf of a prisoner you are close to. I will research and post one for political prisoners, etc in the near future.
In regards to: John Q. Inmate
123 Jailhouse Lane
Prison City, Any State 12345
Honorable Members of the Parole Board
Any State Board of Pardons and Parole
555 Parole Board Avenue
PB City, Any State 12345
Dear Honorable Members of the Parole Board:
My name is Sue Friendly. I am 34 years old and have been a Librarian for the Little City Library for 15 years. I am the sister of John Q. Inmate DOC#0123456789.
Since being incarcerated, John has completed his G.E.D. and gone on to start college courses in Information Technology. He has graduated with honors from Behavioral Health courses, and always has a positive attitude when we visit or talk on the phone. He takes full responsibility for the actions that led to his incarceration, and shows considerable remorse.
My husband and I are more than willing to provide John with every aspect of support, guidance, accountability and love. The job market in Little City is booming. My husband can offer him direct employment at the carrot canning factory upon John being granted parole. We also have an extra car that he can use until he has saved enough to purchase his own vehicle.
I believe beyond a doubt that given the opportunity of parole, John will come home and make us all proud. Thank you for your time and attention.
Susan B. Friendly