Joseph Allen is in the Prison Infirmary

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

Joseph called me yesterday. They were putting him in the infirmary because of his blood pressure. He was agitated; he felt that they hadn’t been giving him the proper medication.

He wasn’t sure how long he would be there. It might have been just overnight.

If you’d like to drop him a card or letter, here is his address:

Joseph Lee Allen #A293-486
Belmont Correctional Institution
P. O. Box 540
68518 Bannock Road
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Joseph mentioned that it has been a bit difficult for him to write letters because he has so little privacy. But there is a system for corresponding with him by email. He encourages people to use it.

Go to and open a free account.

Do an inmate search for Ohio, using his prison number: A293486.

Once you select him, you will be able to correspond by email.

The service isn’t quite free you have to buy electronic “stamps.” The cost is 20 to 30 cents per stamp, depending how many you buy.

When you send an email, you should use two stamps so that Joseph will have a pre-paid reply.

Let me know if you have any problems.