Philip Hatfield

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Mailing Address:

Philip Hatfield #186183

Utah State Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 165300
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


I grow up here in Utah, camping, fishing, longboarding down the canyon, and skateboarding. I got addicted to drugs and was unable to stop until I came to prison in 2017. I was 27 at the time. On a lighter topic, I am working on my mental and physical health. I started drawing about four months ago, just before I got out of max. I love being able to send cards and pictures. I have nine more years until I see the board and want to put myself out there. I want to show people that one can make changes in one's life with practice, hard work, and a little risk. I use my art to express myself and gauge how I'm doing. I see myself getting better and better. I would love the opportunity to send cards and poems to new friends.


My favorite things are talking with friends and family and jogging in the yard or up and down the stairs for 30 minutes to clear my head. It's a meditation for me. I enjoy drawing for people I care about and myself. Of course, I love making a good spread once or twice a week. I love to listen to music, and my favorite band is Pink Floyd. I am also very interested in starting college courses. I'm into self-improvement, and I'm mostly happy and upbeat. I hope you enjoy my work and that we can build a friendship.

2024-04-25 14:50 A Day in the Life by Philip Hatfield / Artwork by Dezmond Barba