All of the inmates who are listed here enjoy getting letters; especially those letters which help build their confidence. It can be a lot of fun communicating with these male and female inmates. These inmates are very real and are seeking pen pals!
The most important thing is to just be yourself. Overall, be clear and direct about this. A lot of us want to get involved in gay rights and activism… and may not know how. Help us help others when possible. Know your Boundaries, respect yourself first and foremost… and understand yourself first to better understand others.
Why do I want to write to someone in prison? It is absolutely okay to not have a complete answer, but it is good to ask yourself what your motivations are. We all carry our own assumptions and need to continuously challenge them. Ask yourself what assumptions you might have about people who are incarcerated and how that might impact the way you write.
What is my capacity?
For many prisoners receiving one or two letters from someone promising to correspond regularly, but failing to follow up with further correspondence can be incredibly difficult.
It is perfectly acceptable to send postcards of support to people on the pen pal list, just do not set up expectations you will not be able to meet. How might I deal with hearing about the prison system? Writing with folks in prison can often lead to a deep education about what incarceration means that one might not have been expecting.
It is also very helpful to do this work in community so you can discuss what you are learning and how you might engage the system as well. Individual pen pal relationships can sometimes lead to a desire to do far more advocacy for that individual or to abolish the system as a whole.
We can succeed far more when we struggle in relationship with other people. Am I anxious about giving my mailing address to a new pen pal? Many of us feel nervous about sharing personal information with brand new people in our lives and that is quite reasonable.
There is, however, extra stigma around sharing information with incarcerated people. In general, we encourage people to use their home address and to take time to question where these anxieties are coming from.
If you are not willing to share your address with your pen pal there are a number of options you can use. You could get yourself a P. Box for your pen pal letters. You could use Jmail. We encourage everyone to do what feels right and best for themselves while at the same time looking deeper at what is causing fear and work on that as we build our movement towards abolition.
I want to end a pen pal friendship; how do I do that? While it is important to remember that your pen pal is living in a traumatizing environment and maybe they communicate differently than you are used to, there is no expectation that you keep up a pen pal friendship that is hostile or makes you feel unsafe.
Based on our experience, being clear and direct in your letter ending your pen pal friendship is your best strategy. If you have particular things that made you uncomfortable that you want the person to know about, it can be helpful to note those things.
It is important to note at the end of your letter if you want the person to respond and acknowledge your letter, or not. If you feel uncomfortable or unable to be direct about why you are ending the friendship, it is also okay to be vague. I wish you the best, though I cannot keep writing with you.
This will be my last correspondence.
Please send an email to penpals blackandpink. My pen pal wants me to look up their family member, ex-lover, friend, etc.
It is up to you to make the decision about how much support work you are able and willing to do for your pen pal.feelthefish.com is tracked by us since April, Over the time it has been ranked as high as 5 in the world, while most of its traffic comes from . Did you know that there are millions of men and women who are currently incarcerated, just waiting for someone to write and exchange life experiences?
All of the inmates who are listed here enjoy getting letters; especially those letters which help build their confidence. To My Potential Pen Pal, Hi, I hope that your day is off to a good start and that by the time you’ve done combing through my page, you enjoy writin.
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