“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” – Randy PauschIt gives us the utmost pleasure of having the capability to share these amazing stories with the world, and in return, receiving a plethora of loving, caring, & inspirational messages that we can share directly back to them. But when these men & women take time to not only thank their supporters, but thank the HOSQ team for everything that we do, that is the greatest reward of all & reinforces that our efforts are not in vain. Beyond the appreciated gratitude, some of these men & women also provide updates after their stories have been shared.Below are “Thank You” notes sent from incarcerated residents to the HOSQ family & supporters.

Eric

Eric

WOW! Words cannot express what I feel. You have brightened my day! I am so ecstatic. It is not too often I receive kudos.

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George “Mesro”

George “Mesro”

To everyone reading anything from the Humans of San Quentin, know these true stories come from real people struggling to become better people in a space that is not really designed for such reflection, and shown by people who genuinely care about the condition of men and women in prison.

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My

My

Dear Humans of San Quentin, Thank you so much for referring me to the Prison Journalism Project. I appreciate you showing value in my emotions, feelings and thoughts. I am grateful for your...

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Orienthal

Orienthal

Attn: Staff members Diane and Juan I wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to reach the outside community. My wife loved my article. I want to revolutionize the prison system. I want...

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William

William

Dear Diane, Juan, Joe and the HoSQ Family, Peace be unto you! I want to thank you guys for using my story, as well as for your utterly life-affirming words and comments. It is my belief that those...

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Walter

Walter

2.23.2022 My Dearest Humans of San Quentin Family! I hope I can consider y’all family because I definitely consider y’all family! Seeing and hearing what’s happening with Humans of San Quentin...

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Courtney, 37

Courtney, 37

  2.21.2022 Dear Diane, Juan, Marcus, Joe, Rosita, Andrea and the voluminous number of volunteers. Hello, Team of Humans of San Quentin organization, Thank you so much for the wonderful...

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Alex

Alex

Dear Ms Diane, Thank you dearly for your kind words and appreciation. This is really sweet. I have a couple of questions but first I want to also thank you for the photos extra copies. I want to...

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Arnoldo

Arnoldo

Diane: 5/2/2021Thanks for giving me a platform where I can express myself. I’m not a good speaker but I’m blessed to say that I can write. I’m very creative. I used to be an evil person and I caused...

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Cheryl

Cheryl

Humans of San Quentin: Thank you for your response to my submission. I’m grounded in gratitude for your praise. I loved the certificate, the graffiti look and all.  I write because in your...

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Channell

Channell

Dear Diane,Greeting to you and the entire team at the Humans of San Quentin! It is my wish thateach of you are safe, well, and being blessed! I am doing the best I can in the midst of all the chaos...

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Christoper

Christoper

Dear Diane, Juan & The Humans of SQ Team First and foremost, thank you for the encouraging letter, certificate and the Instagrammessages. This was my first writing piece I have ever shared with...

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Darryl

Darryl

Hello Diane I am thankful and honored that your organization is interested in me sharing my truthsand experiences during my time incarcerated. From the first day of my incarceration, Ifelt so angry...

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Erin

Erin

Dear Diane, Juan, Marcus, Joe and all the members of the San Quentin team;You are all truly a God sent. What a blessing it was to receive your letter andinformation about your project. I have been...

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Gerald

Gerald

Hello H/O S.QI am sincerely in appreciation of how my story was projected in the post. I amnormally a person with very little to say. Yet in reading this share, I needed to do this. Ihave held too...

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Ivie

Ivie

Diane and Juan and to the entire team, I have never, ever, ever, written my story the way I just wrote it for you. If you’re find keeping “To The Families:” appropriate and safe, by all means leave...

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Jamsson

Jamsson

Humans of San Quentin,I can’t even put my thoughts into words when I received your letter and the mail. Iwas going through a rough patch in my life but after reading the letter I received andseeing...

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Jeffrey

Jeffrey

Dear Humans of San Quentin, Thank you for allowing me to forward the attached two pieces for publication where you may deem fit and appropriate. Please forgive the absence of requested photo,...

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