We need to really realize how prisons can be lonely places. Despite the fact there are a lot of people there; prisoners can feel lonely at times. In this manner, some people are choosing to write to complete strangers to communicate and choose to converse with these people. With digital communications, we all know how easy for people to reach out and chat. We don’t expect to be writing letters like they used to during the old days. In some cases writing a letter may make your feel a bit quaint. Some people choose to communicate with inmates and answer some online advertisement where there are calls for people to write to people behind bars. There are some websites that offer the information about an inmate, where they are located, and a brief list of the likes and dislikes of the inmate. These people can also tell about the expectations they have in the relationship. If you are interest to contact a prisoner, it is best to know certain things. There are people who are interested about the life of an inmate. Inmates try to have their pen pals for various reasons.
For most inmates, the reason why they reach out is to find a relationship. Some inmates may not have regular visits from family members or friends. The fact is that there could be inmates who no longer getting regular contact with their family or even their friends. It is possible some of the relatives of the inmates are no longer living in the same state. This can happen especially to the inmates serving long sentences. They are trying to keep themselves sane and kill the boredom by reaching out to complete strangers. In most cases, the relationship might blossom into a deeper level and not just in the level of friendship. Of course, there have been cases the inmate and the friend may end up in marriage. There are a huge number of inmates ending up married to their pen pals most of the time the wedding may happen after the release.
As we all know how lonely prison can be. The thing is that the prison can be really cold and cruel. One may share the cell with another person or two as having a friend can be a way to share emotional support and for some prisoners this can be remedied via having correspondence.
When writing to inmates, it is best to know what the rules are. Be aware that there are censors that may read the letters before it is given to the inmate. Make sure you are not violating any law or be restricted in communicating.