St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
6020 W. Ardmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646

One Parish One Prisoner Update

An Update on Two OPOP Incarcerated Friends

Michael Delich – projected release date – Spring, 2024
I’m just hoping to have some help when I’m free.

I want to live a much better life than I have in the past. I’m very easy to get along with, I’d like to think. I’d really like to work with troubled teens.

I’m hoping and praying that my community will help me get all set up with a place to live, with a church. I’ve been going to church on and off all my life. Whenever I get around the wrong folks, I start to go down the wrong path.

The thing that scares me most is being alone and by myself for the rest of my life.

I want to find good, trusting friends – I’ve never had that.

Christopher Boyd – project release date – Summer, 2024
I’m a good listener and I like to learn. I’m a people person.

I want to get a job, buy a house, get married, have a couple of kids, and talk to young men and women about the struggles I’ve been through, that I made it – talk about the streets, jail, that there are better ways to do stuff.

I love a challenge. Meeting new people can be a good thing in my life – especially where I come from. Don’t nothing scare me if it’s about bettering myself.

The hardest thing I expect to face is meeting people and putting trust into them, to be disappointed because I don’t have nobody on the outside – mom, father, grandparents, all gone. No wife or girlfriend.

It’s just me against the world.