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I Write to Inmate Penpals

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    Friendship For Life

    I was watching a documentary about inmate pen pals and thought I would give it a go and hopefully brighten someone's days with my letters. I found a site and got to the 1st page and there he was, I'm not sure what it was but I just had a gut feeling that this would be him. We...
    FreeVic FreeVic 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Complain

    So you'll complain about the rising cost of prisons and housing prisoners, you'll complain about them having access to internet and penpals. You'll say they should never be allowed outside the 4 walls yet somehow when they are on the third, fourth or even sixth prison term - you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 22, 2010

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    Convict Pen Pal

    A couple months ago my house burned down and not long after I received a letter in the mail from a prisoner who read about what happened. I thought it would be rude not to write back to him and that's when it started. We started writing letters back and forth talking as just...
    Lunarmoon22 Lunarmoon22 22-25, F 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    The Unlikely Noble Masses

    There are no doubt many people who will question, caution or outright denounce me writing inmates. But just because you are stuck in punishment for a crime to society that is a financial mortal wound doesn't mean you are not still human. Nor does it mean that you don't have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 25, 2010

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    Magazine

    Hello everyone. I came across this group and have read through some really inspiring and emotive stories. It's brilliant that some of you have formed such good friendships with inmates. I am a feature writer in the UK for women's magazines and I was wondering if any of you would...
    littlestar89 littlestar89 22-25, F Feb 22, 2013

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    I Am Doing This For Me As Much As For Her

    First, I must acknowledge the person who encouraged me to reach out. PRP, a core family member in my circle here, and I  had a long discussion about initiating contact with inmates. Many hours and research went into this. While he forged ahead, and gave me updates...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Lve Life To The Max!!!!

    I write to inmate penpals that are sad or depressed that need a little fire starter like me to help cheer their moods! I am very energetic and vivacious i'm very approachable I don't care what colour,race or ethnic background you from just want to know how are you feeling today...
    komal1 komal1 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    My Mickey

    i was browsing through prison penpal sights. i found his profile. my eyes were fixed straight away.i was drawn towards him. like the picture was saying write to me. so i started writing. i got a reply three week later. took longer because of me been in the uk.the more we write...
    avongirl33 avongirl33 31-35, F Jul 21, 2011

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    Saving For the Book!

    When I tell snippets about my life,  many different areas,  people say "you should write a book"! I am not depressed today,  but more so this week.  I am brand new and don't understand how to change it.   Also with the matching of...
    HollyBelinda HollyBelinda 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2009

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    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F Mar 29

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    Pen Pals

    I used to write to inmates when I was younger...but not for very long. Then after my divorce and everything....I decided to start writing to them again. I figure that they would make better pen pals than most, since they would have time to write and also thought it would be...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F May 2, 2012

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    I Stick By My Friends

    I don't want to give too many details because that might reveal my identity, but I'll just say that a friend of mine messed up and got 9 years in prison. I do go to visit every once in a while (it's a 4 1/2 hour drive, so I don't get to visit much), but normally we just write...
    alicia87 alicia87 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    I used to be ashamed to tell people that I write erotica. I hid my stories from most of my friends and all of my (very religious) family for a long time. I never considered...
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    I've been trying to write a book for the pass five years now. every time i start i write up to chapter 2 then stop for 3 months then i rewrite or start a new book. i believe it is...
    voltinfinity voltinfinity 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 30

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    I write until I can't write anymore Whether it's from loss of blood Or from The salty waves, crashing Onto my pages Whether it's too dark in the forest, or Too light in Heaven I...
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    I am a writer. I currently right a blog about relationships and sex. Nothing to the extent I am sure you all are thinking about, it's more of the trial and tabulation on dating in...
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    I want your advise. You, the reader of my many posts . I'm thinking of writing a novel. Hopefully a best seller. It maybe a murder. It will of course contain lots of what I write...
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    I like to write notes and plan things for video games. I like to write in a diary. I like to write some sort of story or 50. I like to write. *checks off ''Most boring Story'' Box...
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    I've been stuck in a rut for about a year now. The only thing I have been able to write is teen romance- which I'm terrible at. The plots are never original. Boy meets girl- or...
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    I like to write and read stories. When I write I usually write about my feelings. I was thinking about writing a book. But I don't know how to start off. I always have a idea what...
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    Yea I write poetry that all I can ever do make me feel like am dreaming words come and go so I kinda smile a little because it my feeling inside and some time trying to hid. I...
    lovemariefrance lovemariefrance 13-15, F Aug 2

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    Like seriously.. The way I talk in real life is totally different than the way I write. I write better than I speak. Well I've been told that I talk like I'm from back in the day...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love to write. I could write about so many things. Real things, raw things, strange things, truth things, lies things. Things that only few have the strength to write and even...
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    You Should Be a Song Writer You have the ability to evoke emotion, tell a story, and hook someone... In a very small amount of words, perhaps with some deft rhyming. Even if you...
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    I love to write poetry so anyone who needs a song message me. I write many types of poems
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    Is it weird that I tend to make a better erotic story writer than anything else I write about? 0.o
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    Writing is my life. It always has been. Ever since I first learned how to put my ideas to paper I have loved it. It's my escape. Yes, I am isolated from the real world because I...
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    When can I write? about my trails and tribulations, triumphs and downfalls. When can I write that beautifully profound lyrics and beats again? I feel stifled as an artist and haven...
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    Writing is my passion. Sadly write now I have writer block! Worst thing ever. Hope I have some ideas soon!
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    I want to write a book I don't really have any writing experience but this is the summary for what I want to write about; btw it's suppose to be kind of weird like coraline. When...
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    I sufficate you like a fire without oxygen, Yet I am as gentle as a mother is toward her baby. And when your body goes limp I will feel guilt. For you have done the same to...
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    I write dark poetry. Dark poetry for a dark soul :) I am well acquainted with misery. Due to that familiarity, I write dark poems about loneliness, pain, unwanted love, and broken...
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    I enjoy writing, especially when I get into a mood and have a good idea going. I mostly write from views that are inspired by other people. Sometimes I write somethings that any...
    EmilyAlter EmilyAlter 26-30, F Jul 28

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    I don't know what this post is supposed to be about. I don't know why I am posting this, or writing about a post telling you that I don't know what this post is meant to tell you...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Alright I wanna write something but I don't know what to write about and I am super bored out of my mind and it feels to have the flow of words within my grasp so somebody help me...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    To me, it's not just an activity to do when you have nothing better to do when you're bored. It's something more. Not only is it really really fun to do, but it makes me feel...
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    FINALLY -- nine months and 540 pages later I am finally finished with the second draft of my sci-fi novel. Now comes the tedious chore, proof reading it all over again. For those...
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    To Write Love On Her Arms is an amazing non-profit organization that aims to help many people with self-harm, thoughts of suicide, addiction, and depression. "The vision for...
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    Not really here. I'm not here , but I'm not even there. I guess one could presume I was floating on the outskirts of existence? I did not write to confuse, I simple wrote to...
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    Its 1:01 am on a wonderful summer "night" I guess you could say, and I've been up thinking about how my life is at the moment. Honestly there's a million and one things going on in...
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    I write therefore I am is what I feel like saying sometimes. I do find it therapeutic in any event . I want to write a story now that I'm motivated to do for several reasons . One...
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    I write songs, poems, stories.... I used to like thinking that I could write my problems away. It's all REALLY bad, but it makes me happy.
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    I'm not a writer even though ideally I would enjoy writing. I just don't have the time; I'm to deep in thought about what Im going to do in order to get back on my own once again...
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    Hey everyone! I Love to write and am hoping to become a writer/journalist some day. But I definitely need some more practice. So I was wondering if you guys could share either...
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