To find prison pen pals, browse the classified listings posted on websites such as PrisonPenPals.com and WriteaPrisoner.com. Prison pen pals are also located by searching the classifieds on PrisonInmates.com. Users must agree to the terms of service and agree that they are at least 18 before entering the classified posting areas of these websites.
All of the classified advertisements located on these websites provide users with the physical addresses to send postal mail to the inmates listed. Other listed information often includes the crimes the inmates are convicted of, as well as their projected release dates. Many inmates' listings have additional information, such as their likes and dislikes, birth dates and what type of new relationships they are seeking.
It is free to search for prison pen pals on these websites, and registration is not required. There are no limits set on the number of inmates a person may write to. However, these websites take no responsibility in guaranteeing the safety of users and recommend that users take measures to ensure their own safety when forming relationships with inmates who post classified advertisements. If there are fears or concerns present, the use of a P.O. box is recommended. The gifts prisoners can receive through postal mail vary per institution.