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Are you looking for prison pen pals and want to write a prisoner? PrisonFriendship have the perfect prison penpals for you!

Take a look at our PRISON FRIENDSHIP MEMBERS for your new prison friend.

Whether your potential penpals are in county jail, State prison, Federal prison, detention facilities or pre-release rehabilitation & correction centers… Your pen pal will greatly appreciate your companionship. Communicating with a prisoner gives them an outlet to express themselves from behind the walls. You’ll discover through your correspondence that even though these women and men inmates are locked up, they still have so much to offer. 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.


VIP Prison Penpals

Michael Baez

Michael Baez # R12532

Hi! My name is Michael, but all my friends call me Mike, …

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Joshua Combs

Joshua Combs

Hi my name is Joshua Combs, you can call me Josh. I …

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Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson # 106488

Hello? Hey? Hi? How ya doing? If you stopped to read this, …

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Gregory Houston

Gregory Houston

Hello! My name is Gregory Houston. Nice to meet you!I’m a true …

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Stephanie Christensen

Stephanie Christensen # 99286

Hello! My name is Stephanie. I’m a 30yr. old Native/Hispanic woman. I …

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Anastasiya London

Anastasiya London # 25945-081

Text me your name and some info about you at 801-839-7284. I …

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Joseph Chavez

Joseph Chavez # 105429

Have you ever met a Mexican vegetarian who loves, but does not …

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Geno Paget

Geno Paget # R44017

Hey There! Yes you Beautiful! How are you doing? My name is …

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Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris # 747162

Hello! My name is Christopher Morris. Nice to meet you! Hey, my …

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Jose Guerrero

Jose Guerrero # 49832-177

Hi! My name is Jose Guerrero. I’m from Dallas, Tx. I’m currently …

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Ronald Gray

Ronald Gray

Hey My name is Ronald G. but I go by Bam. I’ve …

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Santiago Yago

Santino Yago # 127783

Hi, I’m Tino. I’m 38, I’m single I’m from Detroit and I …

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Still waiting for someone to write to them

If you really want to make a big difference in someone’s life, write a prisoner who hasn’t had many responses. On our “Needs Mail” page we have more inmates who are looking for pen pals. Provide some hope, support and happiness by reaching out today!

Creating a membership for someone is easy to do, just click the button below

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We believe that all prisoners benefit from the support and encouragement of non-incarcerated individuals. Having a connection with someone in the free world significantly affects the inmates thinking, attitude, and behavior… not to mention the powerful impact it has on their well being as a whole. No matter the reason to write a prisoner, becoming a pen-pal to an inmate in jail will make a huge difference in their life.

Based on our own experience and information provided by prison advocacy groups & the Federal Bureau of Prisons, pen-pal programs such as have consistently reduced recidivism rates among incarcerated individuals. So why write a prisoner? Because prisoners having 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 write a prisoner? 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

The PF Journals blog platform was created for the sole purpose of allowing our prison pen pal members to share their point of view with the world. 

It's a joke
Mario English

It’s a joke

Good morning. To my minor humor, I have to keep it clean for this site. I live in a max prison. I can’t fight and

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Modern Day Atlas
Harley Rawson

Modern Day Atlas

You ever wonder what it’s like to greet you?? What it must register in someone’s mind meeting you for the first time. Every time I’m

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Andres Perez


I would like to thank the people who have helped me get to where I am today, improving upon myself. I am half way through

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Our Mission

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.

Organizations and groups we think are worth highlighting.

 MYLIFEMATTERSTOO is an incentive which comes out of the aspirations of Quentin Jones #302373. MI who is an incarcerated individual in the Michigan Department of Corrections. He was sentenced at nineteen to life without the possibility of parole and has already served over two decades in the American prison system. In 2018, he joined up with Marianne Teresa Ruud who is a high school English teacher in Norway to develop and establish MLMT.

This will soon be an organization. Ms. Ruud and her high school students have been working on collaborative school projects with those on the inside since the beginning of 2014. Coupling the reality of providing a platform through MLMT to give a voice to the women and men incarcerated in the American prison system while teaching and educating young minds through the process, is a special and innovative approach which MLMT hopes will develop and mature.