Pen pals are a great way to connect inmates with the outside world.
- - is a website designed to connect prisoners with the outside world.
Satisfying inmates’ need to reconnect with friends, family, and society at large plays a huge role in their rehabilitation.
With most services, inmates are charged to for a year-long post that reads much like a Twitter or Ok Cupid profile: “I wear my heart on my sleeve, and throw my soul into every friendship,” wrote Gerald Callahan on Cellblock Services.
On CONPALS, which features personal ads from inmates on death row, Richard Gamache, who has been locked up for 22 years, wrote: “I'm just tired of being alone and lonely.” Loveaprisoner has a more direct mission: To connect inmates, both male and female, with romantic partners.
Prison inmates are indeed at a disadvantage, as their connection with the outside world is cut and even their beloved family members and friends are restricted from maintaining communication. Unlike most social networking platforms, you can find all the information about the inmate for whom you want to become a pen pal.
You can start by writing a letter full of love and compassion, so that the dark world of prison becomes enlightened with your words of praise, love and encouragement.