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I Write to Inmate Penpals

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F Mar 29

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    Related Experiences

    So i want to write a book, well actually already started a bit but first i really wished that there could be other writers out there that could hand me a couple of tips or like...
    DarkStoriesInc DarkStoriesInc 16-17, M 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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...
    DerekDolson DerekDolson 13-15, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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...
    DerekDolson DerekDolson 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I would love it if someone would write a dirty story about me. I find it so attractive when a man does IT for me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I recently wrote a fantasy love story that is simply wonderful and those who've read it are now asking me to write them a love story, so if you'd like to read my story just message...
    JayJay911 JayJay911 13-15, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I don't write letters to those who have hurt me, I have to say. I strategise how I get my own back without using physical violence but emotional shattering pictures or people they...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I love to write. God, I do. As a child I used to write all the time. However, I've never been able to finish a story. I started, I got excited, told everyone and then hated every...
    agustinae agustinae 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ahhhh, that sweet smell of… rejection. It’s not something I’ve had any personal experience with – yet – but I don’t for a moment suppose I...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I write because it makes me feel at ease. I write because no one understands me but the lines.. I write because there is no point in explaining myself to someone. I write because I...
    DevilsLilRebel DevilsLilRebel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    That sensation of emptiness when you have so much to write but you just can’t formulate your thoughts into coherent sentences or find the right words to use. That feeling you...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses Jul 11

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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...
    CharlieBarrett CharlieBarrett 16-17, F 4 days ago

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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...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was little I loved performing. At five I preformed original poetry. At six I wrote and acted in a one girl play. (Thanks Dad for building the set). So I guess it's no...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Composition The instructor asked why I won't turn anything in. I did. I turned in two of the five essays that were due. I also only turned in three of the ten reviews. I passed...
    meincarnated meincarnated 22-25 1 Response Jul 1

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    6 weeks ago, I would be crazy to say that I am a writer, but I am a writer now. I had always been complimented on my writing, making visual stories and seem to be real...
    grantfilm95 grantfilm95 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Simple title for simple thought Every event is a story, if is interesting or not, does not matter. but what is lovely is that they are always happening around us, and they are...
    JosueOA JosueOA 18-21, M Jul 7

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    Hello! I'm consider myself a writer on multiple things, I write poetry (I'm not very good at that! But I am learning) I write my own music (I'm quite decent,but I'm underrated) I...
    TodaysDreams TodaysDreams 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    ¨My black and white muse I feel sorry that i did not love you But i did not But love itself¨ I ¨write¨ and love poetry indeed, but not to materialize my feelings or to lull my...
    JosueOA JosueOA 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I am an online writer with a passion to...well,write. My name on writerscafe is rayner ramsay,my real name. so please,nobody get any ideas of using it
    orangreeffect orangreeffect 22-25, M Jul 10

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    I am an ONLINE writer with a passion to...well,write. My name on writerscafe is rayner ramsay,my real name. so please,nobody get any ideas of using it
    orangreeffect orangreeffect 22-25, M Jul 10

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    So I've been keeping track of my dreams. They all feel like they're in the same world,but never earth. The have the same characters I'm sure I've met but can't remember where or...
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I have great joy is reading, but an even bigger one in writeing. I havn't git far but i've had a few idea, for a story. I don't know what it's called, the back of the book when...
    Attilane Attilane 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    It's actually really funny because in the moment I'll be so emotional and full of anger or angst. I'll just write how I'm feeling and it's usually as unorganized as my thoughts. I...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 8

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    So since i just wrote my first post a few seconds ago, I realized that,I actually LOVE the Experience Project. Its such a beautiful platform to just type away! With no one to...
    jpereira711 jpereira711 18-21, M Jul 9

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    I grew up thinking that I would be a writer. I always loved stories and read a lot. I don't know if I'm meant to be one, but I would still like to write a novel.
    mountainseal mountainseal 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I would like to make some friends on here who are writers. Writers are a different kind of sufferers. I am not published and I have never even had any kind of class, nevertheless...
    beaisforbliss beaisforbliss 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    This is not me personally, but its to people I know who're hurt or afraid they feel like there isn't anything left. I wish I could write a happy ending to that reoccurring...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 12

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    I have issues with writing. I can not express myself clearly. I can not understand English language even though it is my first language. I can not tell if what I wrote makes sense...
    CDFox CDFox 26-30, F Jul 12

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    Yeah. basically thats all I want in life at the moment. and I have a shitload of ideas but I cant pick myself up and write the f***ing story.. I write poems all the time though...
    Mathiiisen93 Mathiiisen93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I write soo much. I am able to pick up a pen and paper or whip out my cell phone or climb to my laptop and write just about whatever poem pops into my head 8/10 times they are...
    UmmaCoward UmmaCoward 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    storys and many things to write like write about animals pets and people
    paige100 paige100 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I am a writer but don't won't disclose my real name on this site for privacy and safety reasons. There are experiences from my own life I want to write about but haven't yet...
    grettamoss grettamoss 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I wonder why I turn mute whenever I am in front of someone I want to talk to; just simply in front of many people. This is the thing I hate about myself, I am not a spontaneous...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16