PRISONFRIENDSHIP - WRITE A PRISONER
AND BECOME A PRISON PEN PAL
Our website is the perfect place to find and write a prisoner and become a prison pen pal. By browsing our free online pen pal ads you can meet an inmate for correspondence. We have a variety of penpal listings, so you can write a prisoner that is right for you.
No matter the reason for wanting to meet an inmate, becoming a pen pal is the way to go. Take a look at our PRISONFRIENDSHIP Members and reach out to your new prison penpal today! You can send your pen pal an email through JPay, GTL, gettingout or Corrlinks. You can also write a prisoner the old fashioned way by postal mail. Either way, the genuine connection you create will make a difference in your pen pals life.
Thank you for visiting PRISONFRIENDSHIP and choosing to write a prisoner. Change a life… become a pen pal today!
Your support will make a difference in your prison pen pals life.
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Who is still waiting for someone to write to them
Everyone needs somebody, even if it’s just to say “Hi” or ask “How are you doing?”. That is the purpose of our Inmates Needing Mail Page, for those prisoners who are still looking for pen pals and friends. You can make a huge impact on an incarcerated individual’s life by simply reaching out with a few positive words of encouragement, hope or support. Your thoughts can really make a difference in the lives of our members that haven’t received any responses. So brighten the day and bring some happiness to one of our female or male inmates needing mail.
Creating a membership for someone is easy to do, just click the button below
Sign up your friend or loved one to become a prisonfriendship member
WHY WRITE A PRISONER?
The benefits of being a pen-pal or friend to a prisoner is much more than just having someone to correspond with. For them, it’s a connection to the outside world, which significantly affects their thinking, attitude, and behavior. For you, a pen pal can make a huge difference in your life as well, by providing good conversation, laughter, purpose and joy… just to name a few.
Regardless if it’s a female or male inmate residing in a county jail, state prison, federal prison, detention facility, or pre-release center… at PrisonFriendship you’ll find one of our members that’s perfect for you. Start corresponding today! Whether for a season, reason or lifetime, write a prisoner and let them know they still matter. We promise they will greatly appreciate your companionship.
Being a pen-pal is rewarding in many ways, so don’t wait! Write a letter or send an email to someone behind bars. Reach out today and write a prisoner. You will make a difference in someone’s life – including your own.
Based on our own experience and information provided by prison advocacy groups & the Federal Bureau of Prisons, pen-pal programs such as PrisonFriendship.com have consistently reduced recidivism rates among incarcerated individuals. Prisoners who have strong support systems independent of their immediate family makes the transition back into society much easier; therefore, pen pal programs like PrisonFriendship play a major role in an offender’s reintegration and reentry into their communities.
It has also been documented that many of the prisoners suffer from emotional and mental disorders. According to a recent study in the UK about half of all female inmates (49%) and a quarter of male prisoners (23%) suffer from anxiety and/or depression. Suicide is another issue that plagues incarcerated adults. About 30% of those who commit suicide have no contact with the outside world.
Becoming a pen pal helps reduce the feelings of loneliness that isolation creates. Being a friend to someone in jail also helps with their self image which generates happiness and a sense of hope for the future. So why write a prisoner? Because you can literally give someone the hope they need that saves their life. So look through our PRISON PEN PALS today and find your new friend
It must be noted that prisoners are not the only ones who benefit from pen pal correspondence. Elizabeth Greenwood is a journalist and author of “Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex and Marriage in America’s Prisons“. She concluded after interviewing several women that friendships and relationships with men incarcerated had a positive effect on their lives. It boosted their self-esteem and reduced fear & insecurity. This new found confidence led to greater productivity in their lives. Many of these women went back to school, started new careers or businesses and became social activists in the community.
So why write a prisoner?
Because inmates aren’t the only people who benefit from pen pal friendships. Being there for someone else, is also being there for yourself too. Outside of being an inspiration and agent of change in a prisoner’s life, becoming a pen pal can build a lifelong friendship. Men and women prisoners have a lot to offer and can really be the kind of friend you need in your life. Most of the inmates who took the time to think about their choices and really work on themselves, have become better people. As a result, they have transformed who they are and are worthy of genuine friendship.
So why make an inmate connection? Because having a few prison penpals adds something meaningful to your life and makes the world a better place through it all.
Do you have any questions on how to write a prisoner you don’t know?
Check out our FAQ or our more information page!
Blogs From Behind The Bars
Have you ever thought about what goes through the mind of a prisoner? What do they care about? What do they think about when they are alone in their cell? If these thoughts ever crossed your mind, then our blog platform called PF Journals is something you’ll enjoy. Check it out and visit the minds of the men & women locked up.
Our mission in creating our prison pen pal service was to provide a way for the millions of people incarcerated to meet new people. We do understand the importance and value of having healthy positive relationships, no matter your circumstances, especially for those in prison. Write to a prisoner to change a life – Maybe your own!
Doing time alone is a terrible thing. As many prisoners have limited contact with their families or nobody at all. We also believe that having support and encouragement while in prison is essential to their transition back into society and reducing recidivism. And no one can deny that there needs to be change when it comes to the prison system. So it is for these reasons that this website was born. Reach out to a PF member today, write a prisoner online and become a part of the solution.