I Write to Inmate Penpals

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    I wrote to an inmate in US

    and it was it best and worst experience I ever had .I genuinely wrote in with my purest intention but I then know that there is a reason why they are there...sometimes it's a connection u felt as u need to an incarcerated person as there were times I felt captive in my own walls...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2012

    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

    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

    Recently I wrote to an inmate

    and I was attracted to his profile caption .His introduction strikes me as a nice ,Humble sensitive guy .So we started having intense chats,morning to night ,night to day .I existed on his world,I became obsessed with him and felt a sense of empathy for him .I then come to...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 28, 2015
    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO
    22-25, F
    Mar 29, 2014

    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

    18 years ago he made a mistake

    while he was blacked-out drunk. By the time he gets out he will have spent half his life behind bars. I can't imagine what that must do to someone's sense of self. If wonder if he knows who he is outside of the prison walls. To go in a young stupid kid, and come out a middle...
    b1tch2u b1tch2u
    31-35
    Dec 15, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2011

    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
    1 Response Feb 22, 2013

    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

    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
    3 Responses May 27, 2013

    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
    Jul 22, 2010

    Related Experiences

    this crap drives me nuts!!! Sometimes, if I've practically written a novels because we're having a serious conversation via text, I'll call them out on it. Most of the time I don't...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    afraid i'll spend my life throwing sheets over beds trying to make the silhouette you left on the right side of the mattress disappear i still see your smile every day i lie...
    lovelyss lovelyss
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
    I wanna do a lighter post I guess before it's the end. Almost like a finale. I just don't know exactly what to write about, but I might just write about a few random things that...
    rana3434 rana3434
    41-45, F
    Apr 20
    I am such a perfectionist that I think it will take me longer to write my book then it took Axl Rose to release Chinese Democracy
    desertonion desertonion
    26-30, M
    Apr 20
    Well hopefully I can get my stories. My stories reflect what's happening to me at that time. It shows my growth at times and my set backs. My first story written was in 2014 and...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    Apr 20
    So, I'm thinking this might be my last experience to write on EP. I made my account after deleting Facebook. I just wanted that outlet. When I look back to the day I first made...
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    Great phone call tonight. He's applied to be moved to the excellent behaviour wing which is the top wing he can be on and once he gets there he can have a full time job on the wing...
    TiffanyJadex TiffanyJadex
    18-21
    Apr 19
    My man has been locked up since April 8, 2013. I wouldn't wish this in my worst enemy.
    ammychristinee13 ammychristinee13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
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    Care2Love Care2Love
    13-15, F
    Apr 17
    IF U LIKE TO WRITE POETRY OR ELSE THIS 4 U (the reason i do promotion is bc most of ppl don't know that famous canadian website/app ) : https://www.wattpad.com/
    Care2Love Care2Love
    13-15, F
    Apr 17
    IF U LIKE TO WRITE THIS 4 U (the reason i do promotion is bc most of ppl don't know that famous canadian website/app ) : https://www.wattpad.com/
    Care2Love Care2Love
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I have a journal.. and I just write because I have no one to talk to in person.
    Weirdestone Weirdestone
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I love to write! Though I'm an amateur, I love to write fiction. Recently it's all Resident Evil fan fiction but who cares? I love it. I would like to become an author and...
    BakaNekoDansu BakaNekoDansu
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 17
    Well, I have returned. Why ? Because since I heard the news of EP shutting down I knew I have to come here one more time to take a stroll down the memory lane before it's too...
    PhoenixTearz PhoenixTearz
    31-35, M
    Apr 16
    I once had to copy a phone book for a weekend, as a child. I had to write the number in blue and the name in red, I did that for 6 hours a day for two days, while having a sore...
    Cassiewales0 Cassiewales0
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    Sometimes I get blank pieces of lined paper after **** goes down in my house and write all my feelings, emotions, hopes and dreams. It's my way of letting it out. I always feel...
    nevergoingtousethis nevergoingtousethis
    16-17, F
    Apr 15
    I wrote both of these poems to my moms address so she could read them Dear mom : If you rejected me out of your life this time I won't come back or give you another chance mama...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Yesterday me and my family ate hamburgers and watched the movie "Hush" on Netflix.Hush was about a writer named Maddie who lost her hearing at the age of 13 due to a bout of...
    emelygtz emelygtz
    16-17, F
    Apr 14
    I don't people seeing what I'm doing on a piece of paper. Either at school, at home, or anywhere else. My paperworks are always private. I would usually write stories of my...
    HeyGD HeyGD
    13-15, F
    Apr 14
    I know I've been posting a lot of poems and stuff, but I'm trying to get rid of this writer's block, so yeah This one is dedicated to a friend of mine on here Lies Why trust...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    When I tell people I write FanFiction, I was honestly surprised to be supported. I thought I'd be ridiculed and made fun of and I had prepared for that. But luckily, my friends and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11
    I like to write stories...well sometimes when I feel like it. I like to write stories and draw and at times I express how I feel because sometimes I attend to hold in my feelings...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11
    But so far, I only write reviews on Amazon. Does that count? Am I a published writer because anyone who wants can read what I wrote?
    HazelMotes HazelMotes
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 11
    I am going to say sorry to any and all creative people out there. And mostly to th poetry writers tonight I am sorry! I know what heart and soul goes into creating form our passion...
    DirtyRead DirtyRead
    36-40, M
    Apr 11
    I would write a book about my family and there many secrets and drama, I don't know whether I should use their actually names or not.
    GabbyWoodBerry GabbyWoodBerry
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    I see many good friends here already saying goodbye to EP in different ways. Some of them share songs about what EP means to them, others write letters to the good friends they...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
    It can be difficult to write with mittens on.
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 9
    i am a writer..writing articles for small local free magazine and organizing lectures. what i want to do is..writing poetry again with passion and soul. since that day,empty in...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 9
    so.. what do you do here on EP? I write random stuff like this, answer random things "answer" more like make retorts at things :/ and I block redundant and offensive profiles...
    MeowBird MeowBird
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    Growing up, I read many fairytales. That may be the reason I believe in magic and happy endings and fate. But it fueled my imagination and inspired me to write. I started out...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    When I was younger i use to write a lot of them and loved reading books filled with poetry. Everytime we were required to make poems in school would be so happy. Then after a few...
    Rockandrollfan Rockandrollfan
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 9
    Not one of my better poems, but I wanted to write something, so this is what I wrote.. Tangible Sometimes it isn't the tangible things we need...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    I was wondering if any fellow writers would give me some advice about a short story I might write
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    The heart believes that it knows best but the mind is forever true. My heart can not be broken ever again by beliefs that just arent true. If what we write and what we say are...
    GonnaRockYourWorld GonnaRockYourWorld
    36-40, M
    Apr 8
    Writing is such a huge part of me it's difficult to pinpoint an exact reason as to why I do it. Because it's me. I mean I can't stop; I don't know how. Without my words and my...
    DarkAngel24 DarkAngel24
    18-21, F
    Apr 7
    I'm a newie to this and honestly wasnt sure which group to write in....I supposed this was best as it is abit of everything...all random thoughts and feelings in my head. Dont even...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 7
    I am indeed a writer but I wanted to share something I said to my friend just now in Yahoo Instant Messenger: "charcoals are diamonds only the chosen can see."
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 7
    Just so you know, my entire education was done in French. Yeah, we used Spanish at home because that was my parents' rule, but otherwise, it was all written in French at school...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7
    Had a good phone call tonight. He's told me in 3 months he can get ROTL (release on temporary license) which means he can come home for a day or even a weekend then has got back...
    TiffanyJadex TiffanyJadex
    18-21
    Apr 6
    I began writing with the intent to develop it as an art form sometime around 2011. Reading has helped the process a great deal: literature, generally about 3-4 books a month, and...
    hartfire hartfire
    56-60, F
    Apr 6
    I've been suffering from writer's block for a while, but recently found my muse. this sentence of my newest story gave even me the chills ^^ 'he said he didn't want me, but now...
    Barbee95 Barbee95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    Oh captain my captain, I'll sail the ocean blue, Oh captain my captain, I'll sail with you, Oh captain my captain, I'll sail through the storms-through the rain, Oh captain my...
    SeductivePoetess95 SeductivePoetess95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    And so the night comes, to drink away the sun.
    Moonage Moonage
    41-45, M
    Apr 5
    Even better than I imagined.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 5
    That would be good
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 5
    All the more reason
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 5
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