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I Write to Inmate Penpals

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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 2 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 28, 2015

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    Want to visit a prison to have sex.

    . Would love a couple of them in a cell.. Yum
    Erotic14u Erotic14u 41-45, F Sep 13, 2015

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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 1 Response Feb 22, 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 46-50, F 2 Responses May 2, 2012

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    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 3 Responses Apr 27, 2015

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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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    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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    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 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 29, 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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    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F Mar 29, 2014

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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 3 Responses May 27, 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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    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Jan 25

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    Seeing as I skipped yesterday's entry, it's safe to say that I'm a commitmentphobe. I went out drinking with some friends who said it was going to be girls' night out only for two...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I worked at a prison until yesterday. I had to resign. I was writing and talking to one of the inmates. I have fallen head over heals in love with him. I am so worried about him...
    speshulk speshulk 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I want to be a professional writer some day and write a million books before I die. That's impossible, I know, yet it would be awesome if I achieved that.
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    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I write therefore I am. I live, I breathe, I write, writing it is my only release...It is my form of expression from deep reflection.
    Johnny050 Johnny050 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    I'm feeling really dull at the moment. I declined socialising with my friends tonight when I'm sure it would've been fun. Didn't leave my flat at all today, actually. It's amazing...
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