Talk about a few things in your life. Ask him if there is anything specific he needs and then see if he writes back. Be careful with your wording. Prison is now his life and he will pick up on avoiding words and such.
All of the inmates who are listed here enjoy getting letters; especially those letters which help build their confidence. It can be a lot of fun communicating with these male and female inmates.
These inmates are very real and are seeking pen pals!
Receiving a letter is the highlight of the day for most prisoners. Just think of how lonely it must feel at mail call to never hear your name being called, especially after being locked up for several years and family and friends have deserted you.
These inmates can't wait to hear from you! Don't be shy, give it a try! Make the day of a lonely inmate! Meet-An-Inmate connects people like you with inmates from across the United States, and offers an easy way to brighten up an inmates day. It is free to write the inmates.
The inmates pay a small fee to be listed. The inmates listed are convicted felons and caution should be used. Be understanding without being gullible. Getting Started Please read our disclaimer below before writing a prisoner.
Although Meet-An-Inmate is an online service, prisoners do not have access to the internet. All correspondence will be via the United States Postal Service, commonly known as snail mail.
This site is designed to quickly and easily connect you with inmates whose backgrounds and interests may inspire you to pick up a pen and become pen pals with them.
To start your search for an inmate pen pal, simply click on an age group located on the left side of either the male or female sections. This will open up a page of small photos, listing their name and what state they are from.
Click on this photo and their personal ad will open.
It is completely free to write the inmates. When you find a prisoner you would like to correspond with, simply write directly to them using the mailing address listed under the photo in their ad.
Address your envelope exactly as shown. Keep in mind that all the information you see is provided by the prisoners themselves. We do not guarantee the accuracy of this information. You can look up basic information on most of these male and female inmates by going to our inmate locator and clicking on the sta te in which they are listed.
Writing an inmate for the first time can be intimidating at first, we recommend that your first letter be kept short, include a brief description of yourself, your interests and hobbies, and maybe a photo of yourself.
This can be a great way to start a conversation. While you correspond with the male or female inmates, you will learn a lot about each other. You can meet that special prison pen pal who may have the same interests as you do.
Just have patience and correspond with several inmates, so that you can learn more about each one of them, and then you will be able to select your favorite pen pal. We ask that you treat these inmates with dignity and respect.
They have their own interests, hopes, and dreams. Most of them want to turn their lives around and be more successful when they return to regular life.
Let's give them a reason to hope for a better future. Benefits of Writing an Inmate Men and women who are incarcerated can benefit enormously from becoming pen pals with people on the outside.The best letters I got in jail were the ones from a really good buddy from my school/high school years.
Write to him about the things that you are doing and write about things that made you guys laugh. The same way you'd write a letter to any one with one caveat: you'd have to write with the awareness that the letter will be read, possibly copied and filed by prison officials if red flags are raised (innocently or exaggerated) or if the recipient is of interest to them.
If you are looking to locate a particular prisoner for whatever reason, doing a prison inmate search online is an easy way to locate them and the best part is that it if free of costs as this is public information.
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