Inmate & Family Issues

Prison Pen Pals: How Can I get Friends and family Members to Keep Writing to My Inmate?

Inmates depend on letters. It is one of their most important contacts with the outside world. By making letter writing a fun, interactive activity for friends and family, your inmate will continue to hear his name at mail call.

Make a list: Choose four people for each letter game. Those four will be a team. Put a variety of ages, genders and interests on each team to make the… Read more

Contacting Inmates

How to Write to Someone in Jail or Prison

Mail is very important to inmates. It keeps them in touch with the outside world, reminds them that someone cares enough to write and gives them something to do when they write back. Whether you are writing to a loved one or choosing a new prison pen pal, make sure you stick to the basics.

  • Skip the musical greeting cards. The cards that play a song when