This is a very difficult time of year for the Pyne family, and Jeffrey Pyne recently told me that many people who were previously writing him seem to have forgotten about him.
Jeff Pyne, whose 24th birthday is next week, awaits his appeal in a Muskegon prison. Last year at this time, he was convicted of second degree murder for the killing of his mother Ruth Pyne, and was sentenced to 20-60 years in prison.
Jeff was convicted without forensic evidence, and jurors have since expressed regret at the decision.
Jeff Pyne’s family and friends continue to support his innocence, even if some people have temporarily moved on during the wait. Many friends have told me that the entire ordeal was so horrible that they have pushed Jeffrey (and the situation) to the back of their minds.
My daughter and I are going to see Jeffrey tomorrow to try to bring him some holiday cheer. Visiting Jeff Pyne in prison is heart-wrenching, but he continues to be positive and upbeat.
How to mail Jeff Pyne
Jeffrey, a former U of M-Flint student from rural Highland, Michigan, really appreciates mail.
“Letters mean a great deal to me and are the highlight of my day,” he said. “I am happy to hear anything from anyone.” He even enjoys hearing from people who have never met him.
Jeff also appreciates books, as he has a lot of time to read. He especially likes politics, fiction and spiritually encouraging books.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND BOOKS DIRECTLY. They must be sent directly from the publisher, or from major vendor such as Amazon.com. Complete mailing restrictions for Michigan prisons
Jeffrey Pyne's mailing address is:
Jeffrey Bernard Pyne #863525
Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility
2500 S. Sheridan Drive
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Your letter must have a RETURN ADDRESS in the corner.
There is also the option of sending Jeff emails and gifts of cash so that he can purchase snacks and other items. It’s easy to set up an account for this.
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