Up next in How to Improve Your Communication Skills (68 videos)
Whether you're dealing with friends, family, a lover, or co-workers, you'll benefit from the communication skills taught in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A computer with internet access
- A P.O. box
- A stamp
Search the internet
Search the internet. There are countless web sites dedicated to helping prisoners find pen pals.
Read the ads
Read the prisoners’ ads. Most sites give you personal details about the inmates.
Look for similarities
Look for a prisoner with whom you have common interests.
Look for a common end result
Choose a prisoner who wants the same thing you do. If you are looking for only a pen pal, make sure the inmate feels the same way. Some are looking for romantic relationships.
Start writing. Include personal touches in the letter, but don't reveal too much detailed information about yourself.
Use a P.O. box
Supply a P.O. box instead of a physical home address.
Mail the letter
Mail the letter to the prison. Include the prisoner’s name, their Department of Corrections Number, barrack number, and sufficient postage.