Making Friends With Inmates

Many people are incarcerated and they need to talk to someone and share their stories. To help in the loneliness that comes with prison life, sites have been created that allow people on the outside to find inmate pen pals.

It can be very exciting for inmates to receive letters. These inmates find pleasure in receiving letters because they have been abandoned by friends and family, leaving them with no access to what is happening outside the prison gates. Note that the male and female convicts you are contacting are convicted felons as well. This should remind you not to be gullible and instead to be understanding.

Due to the advancement in technology there are sites build to allow you to quickly peruse through the list of inmates. You will find important information about the inmates and you might get one that has shared interests with you, this is how you finally decide on the inmate that you can choose to be your pen pal.

The sites will also have information pertaining the inmate’s photo, age, name and the state they are from. When you click on their photos you will find their personal ads and from there on you can begin the process of being a pen pal. The letter should be addressed to the mailing address that will be provided on the ad, it’s also good to note that there are no charges.

It’s true, it can be scary to write an inmate for the first time. Thus, it’s recommended that you include a brief description of yourself, your interests and your hobbies and maybe even a photo of yourself. This is a great way to start a conversation.

In order to get an inmate that has the same interests as you do, it’s wise to correspond with many inmates. This way you will learn about each of them, and then you will be able to select the one that clicks with you.

Be on your best behavior and treat the inmates with dignity and respect. This will boost their confidence and enable them to want to change their lives.

There are various advantages of writing an inmate. For example; you will keep their spirits up and let them know that they are not alone. You communicating with them will help to give them morale to cope with prison life and quicken their time there as well.

Inmates that have good relationships with people from outside feel the need to stay out of prison as well as improve on their lives. This will also help the inmates to join society effortlessly.

As a pen pal you can offer encouragement to a prisoner to have a positive outlook on life, and this will help to give them hope for a second chance.