Many prisoners would like to have contact with someone on the outside. These pen pal programs can take the place of other high tech forms of communication such as cell phones and the Internet for prisoners. Although these programs can't organize communication information as quickly as contact center software does, they can be a true lifeline and help prisoners find companionship.

#1 Pen Pal Site for Prisoners ( - Added October 14, 2009 - Many of these men and women prisoners do not get any mail. Some spend as many as 23 hours a day in their cells. Other inmates are waiting to be executed on death row. Some inmates even sit alone in solitary confinement. A pen pal may be the only relationship they ever have.

Prison Mail.ORG - added March 14, 2009 - PrisonMail makes correspondence between those inside and those outside of prison very simple. It encourages family & friends to have constant communication with their incarcerated loved ones. Watch the short video on the website to see how works.

American Indian Prisoners - Hello, my name is Jessie. I offer a free pen pal network for American Indian prisoners across the turtle island who wish to get some contacts from the outside world and/or who like to publish their stories, poems, writings, messages, requests, arts, crafts, etc. I really hope you enjoy this site!! I will also take ads from Mexican Indians!

Black Trump4Life August 30, 2006 - How it works? allows your incarcerated family and friends to receive mail. While not a new concept, we strive to make our service affordable and by far, offer the most features of any "Prison Pen Pal" site. We don't agree with the term Pen Pal site. This site is intended mainly for family members however, we understand our members have interesting things to say, so even if you've never met our members we encourage you to write them-and encourage them.

David Brown - Louisiana

Cell Block Mates - Find prison penpals! CellblockMail provides free personal ads to prison inmates in the United States. A prison pen pal can be a great way to meet new people! We also offer mail forwarding services, quick and easy ways to send money or pay a fine for an inmate, and more. Find friendship, romance, and true love with beautiful single women, through our prison penpals service.

Cyberspace Inmates: This is a site listing hundreds of male and female addresses with pictures. All are needing friendship, and some are looking for love. It's all free!

Fallen Angels
The Ultimate Prison Pen Pal Experience

Louisiana - April 2, 2005 - From: "BESSONNET.Veronique"
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 7:47 AM

Dear all, Here is a request of penfriends from a males who are incarcerated in Louisiana. Thanks to pass it on & feel free to put their names on any web site dedicated to this if you've got one. Véronique

Eric CALVIN #339277
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Angola, Louisiana 70712
Mag 3; bed 44

Taurus Carroll - Alabama's death row.

Micheal Eoff - Montana

Friends Beyond The Wall - Pen Pal Service

Pen Pal Requests from Texas - March 19, 2002

Edward Stryker - Hello! My name is Edward Stryker. My friends call me Eddie, and I'm currently in Broward County Jail. I'm looking for someone to write to me. I'm 42 years old, 5'7" and 180 lbs. I'm part Italian and have brown eyes, olive skin, and a mustache.

Norman Brown - Missouri

Gary Davis Hart - Alabama

TIM HANCOCK - OHIO - March 25, 2005 - A request from Karen Richey: Tim Hancock needs some friends to write to him or even send him some cards. If you can do this please do so. Tim is desperate for some friends. I dont have a picture of him yet but he will send one. Take Care, Karen Richey

Donald G. Howard - Missouri - September 18, 2006 - Looking for a prison pen pal? Write a prisoner through inmate-connection or sign up your loved one to receive mail from caring individuals. Features bios of male and female inmates looking for pen pals.

INMATE CONNECTIONS - Prison Pen Pals, Web Design, and Advocacy for Prisoners - PRISON PEN PALS - For a low, one-time fee, a prisoner can have their own pen pal ad on the Inmate Connections website at This full-color pen pal ad displays their name, photograph, and self-description. Prisoners tell about their likes and dislikes, their hobbies, their past, their goals, and what kind of a person they would like to write to.

Inmate Penpal Connection - Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Hebrews 13:3


Inmates for Pen Pals Here's another inmate pen pal site. This one charges, but the rates are quite reasonable.

InsideTheWalls - The people listed on this web site are very talented and some of the smartest people in the world. This web site is for them. My fellow comrades, "The American Prisoner". My main goal is to not let these people be forgotten. I know how important mail call is. Hearing my name at mail call let me know I was still alive and that somebody out there still cared. My plan is to make sure that these people get mail and to find them a friend or two. Whatever it takes! Please take a moment to flip through the ads. There is somebody here for every body. Thank you!

Kenny Lott - Hi! My name is Ken, and I'm a single white male, age 48. I don't have anyone to share life's experiences with, so I'm looking for an honest, truthful friend who is down-to-earth. Looks are not important, for I believe that beauty comes from within.

LETTERS FROM THE OTHER SIDE - May 2, 2004 - A site dedicated to keeping in touch with the outside world.

Marion Dudley

HELLO and WELCOME to my website. My name is Marion Dudley and I am a death row inmate at the Terrell Unit, which is located in Livingston, Texas, USA. I have been on death row since February 1995. To tell you a little bit about myself. I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing poetry as well as novellas. I have recently completed a poetry booklet. If you are interested in learning more, please mail all inquiries to:

(Heart's Energy)
P.O. Box 1262
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

DONALD PALMER - Ohio - wants pen pals

Pennpals - This is a site created by my friend Charlie Sparks in Cleveland. Charlie's a tireless advocate not only for prison reform, but to expose the prison-industrial complex that threatens to turn us all into slaves for profit. What will you do when they come for you? Here are many great resources as well as addresses of inmates needing friends.

PEN PAL LISTINGS AND ART WORK by Focus on Jesus Church Ministries P.O. Box 181,Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, V1T 6M2 - March 19, 2005 - This ministry is called to encourage and minister to our imprisoned brethren. This ministry has also been called to pray for the unsaved who are imprisoned. We are praying for our Lord to break the power that satan holds over these people keeping them in bondage and ruined lives.

confined hope Pen pals in prison - This website offers an email service for inmates, free adding of personal advertisement, several search options, a lot of information and other services.

Prison Activist Links: - Prisoner Support Links

Prison Angels - 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This is a free service for all inmates and penpals wanting to correspond with each other. Please open your heart and write to these men and women. Let them know that they are not alone in this world. You can be their Angel.

Prison Pen Pals - This one is free to you. Use these pen pal lists with caution.

Prison Pen Pal Ministry - Hello My name is Christy and I want to welcome you to Write Words. This site does not ask for a fee, that's right, it's FREE to find friendship and fellowship. If you are looking for a pen pal on the inside or you know someone who would like a penpal on the outside, just click on the links to the left and you are on your way to sharing the word of Jesus Christ. Thank you and may God bless.

PRISON VOICE.COM - July 21, 2006 - By writing a prisoner, you not only make someone's day, but you may also help reduce the rate of inmate recidivism. Your "snail mail" letters become cherished keepsakes that promote human rights and rehabilitation. This site will also allow you to e-mail your first message along with a return mailing address. The email is printed and sent directly to the inmate so they can correspond with you.

PRISONER PEN PALS ONLINE - Welcome to Prisoner Pen Pals Online - A site run entirely by former inmates that know the loneliness of prison life and the comfort and joy from receiving a letter from someone that cares. Prisoner Pen Pals Online is a free website for public viewing interest.

Soren Jay Odegard - Montana

Charles Rutter - Missouri

Deon J. Tumblin - Texas

UNITED FRIENDSHIP PEN PAL SITE - United Friendship is a U.K. based organization, formed in 2002 with the aim of helping incarcerated men and women in the USA to find friendship through correspondence.

Woman Behind Bars - This is a site for meeting women only. There's a small fee, but perhaps you can help them in some way.

Worldwide Friends - Indigenous Prison Pen-Pals - Indigenous Pen-Pals - FREE - The largest Native American Prison Pen-Pals website. With Prisoner Art Shop (new), Help, Support, Urgent Actions, Artwork, Poems, Stories, Informations, News, The Death Row Report, Links.

WRITELINK PEN PALS - March 18, 2005 - This page is a FREE webpage for inmates to advertise for penpals. Some of these inmates are in prison and are locked up 24 hours a day. These men and women just want someone to take a little time out to share with them. A lot of these inmates have lost their families and friends due to being incarcerated. Some of these inmates are guilty, but some of them are innocent of the crime they are serving time for. And a lot of them are on death row. Can you imagine being locked up for years and years then being executed for a crime you did not commit, take a few minutes to look around the site, make your own mind up, then think? could you give up a little of your time to write to someone who may never see the outside world again, and the only way they can is through your eyes and your words on paper. All ad's on this website are the inmates own words. They have sent me their ad's and photo's and these are kept on file. We only place inmates on this site if we have received a letter from them or from someone on their behalf, we do not get information about them from anywhere else. In America you could even be imprisoned for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, your colour, creed, or race. This should not happen, but some of these people are poor and cannot afford a good attorney and guess where they end up? Yes serving time or DEATH ROW.


Curtis Windom - Hi! My name is Curtis Windom, a lonely 35 year old single black male Death Row Prisoner. I'm desperately seeking to find a good pen-pal and friend. I'd love to hear from all people to share ideas, hopes, and dreams. I'm willing to write to anyone. Looks, age, or sexual preference are unimportant.