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I Write to Inmate Penpals

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 3 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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    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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    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 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, 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 2 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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 4 Responses Apr 28

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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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    Honestly, I'm not really good at it. I mainly only write when I'm having really strong feelings toward something or someone. It's usually when I'm feeling down and hopeless, and...
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    As always, I am unable to think of anything to write but myself. I am pretty self-centred, which I always assume I am not. Today I am going to write about two things that really I...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Fire A Fire from within Leaves the strongest soul pleasantly scarred It is within this fire that most ache Ache for the flames, those orange sparks of difference The blue tango...
    PiscesMind11 PiscesMind11 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am going to write a script about two gay men that find each other and fall in love. There's more to it than that but I'll update as I go on. I've seen a fair few gay films and I...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    all i want to do today is write. i have all these words jumblimg together and i want to put them on paper. just to write to see how these words come together and tell a story...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am excited in my words it is fun and enjoyment. I am a nice and pleasant person. I express all emotions in my writings. I have been writing since I was 11 years old. I write...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I have been thinking of something to write about, topic for today. I really don’t have one. So, I am going to make one. I am going to write about three things that crossed my...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    XD when I write the words control me and I just write it's weird but hey normal is boring
    NightWriter216 NightWriter216 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I write poems, I do it when I'm sad or when a touching idea strikes me.I write stories too.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Slipping on Mist Where is the joy of my precocious youth, that slowly slipped one morning into a mist, like a lover's lost affection for lips once kissed and sipped so sweetly...
    pone22 pone22 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I have decided to start writing something, anything, everyday. Maybe one day I might pen down a story. I have realized when I write about my feelings or share some anecdote, I...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F a week ago

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    But I cant, every time I sit down to actually write on a topic, I go blank. Like complete black out, no thoughts, no ideas and no topics. When I am travelling or moving or doing...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F Aug 26

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    I used to write Diaries but instead of writing about my days I write my experience and thoughts down in Haiku. It makes re reading the diary more fun. Now I write Haiku on fb...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I want to write my random thoughts, English isn't my first language and I didn't mastered the language, so, I feel that my vocabulary is low and I run out of an accurate words to...
    Zxee Zxee 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    yah, I've done that before! except i accidently send it, and the recipient was "not happy" to say the least! so, from now on, i shall vent on EP, instead. i dont want anymore...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 24

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    I do. I write great ******* erotica. If you are woman who is able to write back and play the game, then feel free to message me and I will share. I hate spending an hour or two...
    RodneyMunch69 RodneyMunch69 31-35 1 Response Aug 23

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    I will not write you a song For songs immortalize people, Lyrics preserve memories Melodies refresh feelings And I want to forget you Everything that made me smile Everything that...
    Asurina Asurina 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I could never finish one properly D: It always seems that I have everything planned out in my head then I begin to write and everything falls apart. I've even done the whole note...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Would really like some advice as far as getting more writing done. The obvious answer is just do it I get that. What I would like to here is what method do you use personally and...
    AJ2487 AJ2487 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I want to be a writer. I would like to write the scenes that keeps popping on my mind. I tried to write them but I only got to a one sentence or two because I don't know how to...
    cruXiaL cruXiaL 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    In all modesty and all due pride I am a very good writer, but have never written a novel and only once had something published. It was a crap poem which was the ironic part...
    CelticBoxingGuy CelticBoxingGuy 41-45, M Aug 19

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    I've always wanted to write since the day I learned how to read and by going to school I learned that I want to be a fiction young adult writer. I hope to be notice with help from...
    OnyxAo OnyxAo 22-25, F Aug 19

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    All the time on here. I write something, leave it up for a while, and then delete it. It's not because of a lack of responses or whatever, because I don't care if people reply to...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F Aug 19

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    Half open wooden curtain and half dark room, 3 days of non stop raining reminds me how long I am keeping my tears inside. Smooth sound of music, Anathema is playing and a strange...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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