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I Write to Inmate Penpals

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F Mar 29, 2014

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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 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Several times I have been penpals with women in jail. It is very much fun. I like "wild and dangerous" women. I will write about any thing and love to exchange kinky letters...
    puerit puerit 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I write my thoughts In darkness where No one can stop me My darkest thoughts and Dreams inside me willing to come out But I isolate them Deep inside me if they Came out a...
    louisemalika louisemalika 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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        Writing is something that is relatively new in my life. I spent many years in the world of graphics and advertising and writing was something someone else did. It was a...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I suddenly feel so sad today I feel like I'm not ready for the semester to start tomorrow I miss relaxing and being less stressful at home I didn't get enough of that because I...
    enbybee enbybee 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    On the Inside Looking Out Writing is all I ever wanted to do. The first diary ever given to me was a gift from my brothers’ godparents back in 1975. Kindergarten was soon to...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Haha. Well I like to write stuff. My written stuff is really all over the place. I write about my own life. I write fiction. I write fanfiction. Sometimes I write fiction about my...
    NoMoralsWhatsoever NoMoralsWhatsoever 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    While I do have around 15 script ideas bouncing around in my head. Sadly none of them are close to being finished. My biggest weakness as a writer is connecting the dots. I get a...
    Moonlight150 Moonlight150 22-25, M Jan 6

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    It's another cold,bitter cold day on this 18th of January 2015.I live in the northeastern part of NY state. The Adirondack area,I'm not writing to complain about the weather.I'm...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M a week ago

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    Reading romance books helps me a lot to have an idea what was inside a relationship, not only what I see with my eyes. And I prefer Young Adult. I am writing this to tell you the...
    misscheyenne misscheyenne 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I write about love. I'm not afraid to write about love although I probably should be. Writing about love can feel pathetic, especially when you find yourself writing about the same...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    It started with books. At the young age of five, my mother read Narnia to me before bed. I loved the fantastical realm though I'm not sure how much of it I actually ever...
    whisperedthing whisperedthing 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i just want to write something today. But i dont know what to write. Maybe i just need to write that i need to write something .........im writing something now. But i dont know...
    beingprecious beingprecious 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I am only here by choice. The things that had come into play, was a choice that I've made. To define my life, was a path I set myself on to perceive. The idea of myself was...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    In my free time I love to read and write. Seems like for me I've been to hell and back. Sometimes I don't know how to express myself to other people so I love to write it out. I...
    Rooknightingale43 Rooknightingale43 16-17, F Jan 12

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    I became a writer about 9 or 10 years ago (wow I feel old lol). My first story was kinda like a Beauty and the Beast story set in medieval times. Hayao Miyazaki actually inspired...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    The flashing of the cursor is the worst part. Always mocking when a writer has lack of ideas. It never fails to make me hate it as it mocks me while writer’s block overtakes me...
    DrakenWriter223 DrakenWriter223 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've been writing and posting online fanfiction lately as a way to polish my writing skills. Its been a great way to get instant feedback to my writing. Granted it isn't the best...
    AceWarbringer AceWarbringer 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Desire to find out about why people write...whether they write in a diary, write their memoirs, non fiction or article writing. For me writing helps me organize my thoughts and it...
    RogersNursery RogersNursery 46-50 Dec 31, 2014

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    I don't draw or write because I want to make a career out of it. My friends and family always supported my stories and drawings. They always pushed me and said, "Become a writer...
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I adore writers,any writers or novelists for their passion in writing and expressing their thoughts and creativity :) their passion in writing inspires me a lot. I wish I could be...
    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    What would you say if someone asked you why do you write? If someone asked What does writing mean to you?.. What would you say?... I don't know.. I don't know why i write.. It...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 12

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    Dawn, a metallic smell rampaged through the quiet hall; downstairs a cry slaughtered the air, electric eyes rolled back a form of white. They rushed the day in pairs, greeting...
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I used to write poetry that strictly rhymed and flowed. I loved the lull of it when spoken. It appealed to my musical side. I hated poetry that didn't rhyme, it just wasn't for me...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I write in cursive. I am, as far as I know, the only person in my class (2016) in high school that writes in complete cursive. Many do a print-cursive mix, but not cursive. Funny...
    JGMeador444 JGMeador444 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Sometimes you want to talk to someone, but there comes a time no one understands you so you put your things on paper! I love to write, I can fill in my own words and you can just...
    xabiana xabiana 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I still write a lot of novels, stories and other kinds of writing. I used to always write poetry. Every day. But I was very young and when I posted my poetry on sites like Booksie...
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    1. I am an equestrian. 2. However I did not start riding until my sophomore year of college. 3. I also love archery. 4. Which means I think horseback archery is the greatest thing...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F Jan 2

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    I'd love for someone to write a story about me. I'm a trans guy (f2m) and I'd love to read what you've got on your mind ;) I love women. I love men with big c*cks! I have had top...
    UrbanArtFan UrbanArtFan 26-30, T Jan 8

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    To say I write haikus is a bit of an overstatement, but this is what came up when I searched for haiku.  I did write my first haiku this morning, for a free donut.  ...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    wanna write a book ,but I tried many time but I got stuck. is there any writer in here ? need direction.
    samiolli samiolli 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Thoughts I often try to write my thoughts I do that all the time. And in the course of doing that, I often make them rhyme. The format used don’t matter much, It’s the...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I would love to write stories but I lack the motivation to write them down. Sometimes I'm terrible at the basic of naming characters. I have had a story in my head for a long time...
    Rosewolfboy Rosewolfboy 18-21 Jan 10

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    I want to write but my family says I'm too stupid to do it. i used to always have ideas in my head and I wrote a lot of stories but my dad threw them away cuz he said they were...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I know I'm young, but ever since I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. It's my passion, it's what keeps me happy in those sad times. I find that writing is the only way for me...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13