Do you have a family member or loved one in prison that you want to communicate with? Phone calls and visitations are few and far between so why not send them a letter? Imagine the hours and hours alone a prisoner must spend each day. Wouldn’t a letter from a loved one brighten up their day? A letter is something a prison inmate can read, save, and re-read over and over again…it’s something that can remind them of home, family, friends and loved ones….something they can use to “get away” from the countless hours isolated and by themselves.
Even if you don’t know someone currently in prison, why not become Pen Pals with a prison inmate, brighten their days and make yourself feel better in the process. Getting to know someone in circumstances that are completely different than your own can be very interesting and rewarding.
WriteaPrisoner.com is a site that allows people to find prisoners that have indicated they are available and interested in starting a pen pal relationship. Some great info about becoming pen pals with an inmate can be found HERE. There are tips for writing to prisoners, some ideas of what to write about, some expectations of what you may experience, etc. Here’s a list of sites that help you find a Prison Pen Pal, via Yahoo! Directory.
iwiLetter.com – send real letters, write online to a prisoner…and become pen pals