There are very many people, both male and female, who are incarcerated and are just waiting for someone to write and exchange with them life experiences. There are sites that allow for them to get pen pals and receive letters, especially the ones that help to build their confidence.
It is very reassuring 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. As you communicate with the inmates you have to note that they are convicted felons . You should try to be understanding but don’t allow yourself to be gullible.
There are sites that can provide you with all the information that you need on the inmates that can be your pen pals. In these sites you will find the inmates stories and interests that will help you decide on whether or not you want a certain inmate to be your pen pal.
In these particular sites you will find a section with the inmate’s photos, 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. It’s completely free to write the inmates, and you can send the letter to them using the mailing address that will be provided in their ad.
It’s true, it can be scary to write an inmate for the first time. Therefore to break the ice it’s best to write a brief description of yourself and include your interests, hobbies, and a photo. This is the best 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 enables you to spread your search and truly find the one you are comfortable with.
As you venture on, it’s best for you to treat the inmates with dignity and respect. This will boost their confidence and enable them to want to change their lives.
There are many benefits of writing an inmate. A good example is that you will keep them feeling positive and help them to feel significant. Time will also seem to be fleeting away instead of dragging on because they have something to do.
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 correspondence also helps the prisoner to join society faster and without any hustle.
Inmate pen pals have a duty to encourage the prisoners to look at changing their lives for the better.