There are very many people, both male and female, who are incarcerated and are just waiting for someone to write and exchange with them life experiences. There are sites that allow for them to get pen pals and receive letters, especially the ones that help to build their confidence.
Inmates who receive letters usually feel encouraged. These inmates find pleasure in receiving letters because they have been abandoned by friends and family, leaving them with no access to what is happening outside the prison gates. However, you have to note that these inmates are convicted felons and that caution should be used. This should remind you not to be gullible and instead to be understanding.
Due to the advancement in technology there are sites build to allow you to quickly peruse through the list of inmates. In these sites you will find the inmates stories and interests that will help you decide on whether or not you want a certain inmate to be your pen pal.
In these particular sites you will find a section with the inmate’s photos, age, name and the state they are from. The inmates usually create their own personal ads that are placed below the photos and can help their pen pal to get into contact with them. The letter should be addressed to the mailing address that will be provided on the ad, it’s also good to note that there are no charges.
It can be intimidating to write an inmate for the first time. Therefore to break the ice it’s best to write a brief description of yourself and include your interests, hobbies, and a photo. This is the best way to start a conversation.
In your search to find the best inmate to correspond with its smart to communicate with many of them and eventually narrow down to the one that has common interests with you. Doing this helps you to learn about the various inmates and eventually helps you to get one.
Be on your best behavior and treat the inmates with dignity and respect. Treating them respectfully improves their esteem and confidence, this helps them in the long run to have a positive attitude about life and you will find that this conversations change their lives.
The following are the benefits that arise when writing an inmate. A good example is that you will keep them feeling positive and help them to feel significant. You communicating with them will help to give them morale to cope with prison life and quicken their time there as well.
Having a good relationship with someone from outside helps the inmates to keep steady once they are out of prison, and they are most likely to never come back to prison. This will also help the inmates to join society effortlessly.
As a pen pal you can offer encouragement to a prisoner to have a positive outlook on life, and this will help to give them hope for a second chance.