By Christopher Zoukis

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A common pastime of prisoners is writing those outside of prison.

This traditional correspondence regimen helps to alleviate the boring stretches of down time and allows prisoners to expand their world through the extension of those they write to. As such, the value of this activity cannot be downplayed.  Pen pals not only help to pass the time, but also to ground a prison inmate to the world they will one day again belong.

The prison pen pal market is dominated by two distinct entities: companies which operate prison pen pal websites, and magazines which contain advertisements of people outside of prison who are seeking a pen pal in prison.  In our Directory of Pen Pal Companies for Prisoners we list both.  Pen pal companies and publications are notorious for folding without notice and closing shop abruptly.  As such, prisoners should verify a company’s or publication’s history before sending any money to its operators.  Due to this regular occurrence, some of these organizations will become out of date shortly after posting.  That is just the name of the game.  To help the Prison Law Blog readers with selecting a quality prison pen pal service, we’ve gone ahead and hyperlinked the web addresses of the pen pal companies that we feel we can recommend.

With this being said, enclosed below is PrisonLawBlog.com’s Directory of Pen Pal Companies for Prisoners.  Perhaps it will help to connect those inside of prison to those caring souls outside, who are interested in throwing a lifeline to the incarcerated.

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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Batt Services

P.O. Box 19566

Las Vegas, NV 89132

Cost: $10 for one pen pal profile; $16 for two pen pal profiles

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Batt Services pen pal service.

BeAPenPal.com

P.O. Box 185

Hitchcock, TX 77563

Cost: $20 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Be A Pen Pal service.

Blackface Pen Pal Services

P.O. Box 91943

Los Angeles, CA 90009

Cost: Not provided in pen pal information.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE and $1.12 for additional information about the Blackface Pen Pal Service.

 

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CellPals.com

P.O. Box 44653

Rio Rancho, NM 87174

Cost: Packages range from $5 to $50 per year and include a number of add-on services.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Cell Pals pen pal service.

ChristianPrisonPenPals.org

P.O. Box 333

Inverness, FL 34451

Cost: Packages range from $25 to $100 per year.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Christian Pen Pals service.

ColdCrib.com

P.O. Box 682407

Franklin, TX 37068

Cost: $30 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Cold Crib pen pal service.

ConPals.com

465 NE 181st Street #308

Portland, OR 97230

Cost: $60 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Con Pals pen pal service.

ConvictMailbag.com

P.O. Box 661

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Cost: $40 for first year; $30 per annual renewal

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Convict Mailbag pen pal service.

 

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DeathRowInmate.com

3298 N. Glassford Hill Road, Suite 104

PMB 154

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Cost: $24.95 for a lifetime membership

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Death Row Inmate pen pal service.

DocsPrisonPenPals.com

P.O. Box 22

Elsberry, MD 63343

Cost: $20 to $25 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Doc’s Prison Pen Pals service.

 

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ExclusivePrisoner.com

P.O. Box 533

Madison, AL 35758

Cost: $25 per 6 months; $40+ per one year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Exclusive Prisoner pen pal service.

 

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FriendsBeyondTheWall.com

2600 South Road, Ste. 44-244

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-7003

Cost: $39.95 for first year; $22.95 per annual renewal

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Friends Beyond The Wall pen pal service.

FriendsWithPens.com

P.O. Box 9234

Fargo, ND 58106

Cost: $9 per 6 months; $26 per 2 years

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Friends With Pens pen pal service.

FriendshipandMore.com & LovelyFriendsDirect.com

P.O. Box 1304

Miami, FL 33265

Cost: $10 to $63 for placement on both pen pal websites.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Friendship & More and Lovely Friends Direct pen pal services.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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Inmate-PenPals.com

P.O. Box 1601

Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Cost: Not provided in pen pal information.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Inmate Pen Pals service.

 

Inmate.com

P.O. Box 3311

Granada Hills, CA 91394

Cost: $60 per 4 months; $75 per 6 months; $120 per 1 year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Inmate.com pen pal service.

Inmate Connection.com

Cost: $40 per year

InmateLetters.com

P.O. Box 1824

Pendleton, OR 97801

Cost: $15 per 6 months; $25 per 1 year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Inmate Letters pen pal service.

InmateNHouseLove.com

4001 Inglewood Avenue

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Cost: $30+ per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Inmate n’ House Love pen pal service.

InmatesForYou.com

Cost: Not provided in pen pal information.

InmatesInWaiting.com, WomenInWaiting.com, & PenPalsFromPrison.com

P.O. Box 1043

Mathis, TX 78368

Cost: $20 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about these pen pal services.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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Meet-An-Inmate.com

P.O. Box 1342

Pendleton, OR 97801

Cost: $20 per 6 months; $30 per year; $40 per 2 years

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Meet an Inmate’s pen pal service.

MyJailBird.Com

51 Harvey Road, Suite C

Londonderry, NH 03053

Cost: Free

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about My Jail Bird’s pen pal service.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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OutlawsOnline.com

P.O. Box 333

Inverness, FL 34451

Cost: $25 to $100 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Outlaws Online pen pal service.

 

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PenACon.com

P.O. Box 1037

Edna, TX 77957

Cost: $35 for first year; $25 per annual renewal

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Pen A Con’s pen pal service.

PenFriends.com

3300 South Coulter #3-185

Amarillo, TX 79106

Cost: $12.50 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Pen Friends pen pal service.

PenPalConnection.net

P.O. Box 1352

Elgin, SC 29045

Cost: $15 to $25 per year; Facebook plans span $17 to $27 per month.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Pen Pal Connection’s services.

Pen Pal Depot

P.O. Box 135005

Clermont, FL 34713

Cost: Not provided in the pen pal information.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Pen Pal Depot service.

PenPalFriends.org

P.O. Box 77981

Charlotte, NC 28271

Cost: $17 to $31 for lifetime membership; Facebook plans from $18 to $26 per month

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Pen Pal Friends service.

Prison Connection

P.O. Box 18489

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Cost: Not provided in the pen pal information.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Prison Connection pen pal service.

PrisonInmates.com

8033 W Sunset Boulevard #7000

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Cost: $50 for lifetime membership

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Prison Inmates pen pal service.

PrisonPenPals.com

P.O. Box 235

East Berlin, PA 17316

Cost: $10 to $100 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Prison Pen Pals service.

PrisonerLife.com

P.O. Box 1664

Voorhees, NJ 08043

Cost: $35 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Prisoner Life pen pal service.

 

PrisonersNetwork.com

P.O. Box 147

Hughesville, PA 17737

Cost: $30 to $125 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Prisoners Network pen pal service.

PrisonerPal.com

P.O. Box 19689

Houston, TX 77224

Cost: $10 to $80 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Prisoner Pal pen pal service.

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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ReachingBeyondTheWall.com

P.O. Box 6905

Rutland, VT 05702

Cost: Not provided in the pen pal information.

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about Reaching Beyond The Wall’s pen pal service.

 

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SexiestPeopleInPrison.com

P.O. Box 527981

Flushing, NY 11352

Cost: $10 per 3 months; $35 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Sexiest People In Prison pen pal service.

Southbeach Singles

P.O. Box 1656

Miami, FL 33238

Cost: Free

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Southbeach Singles pen pal service.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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WriteAPrisoner.com

P.O. Box 10

Edgewater, FL 32132

Cost: $40 for first year; $30 per annual renewal

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Write A Prisoner pen pal service.

WriteSomeoneInPrison.com

P.O. Box 37

Timmonsville, SC 29161

Cost: $20 to $130 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Write Someone In Prison pen pal service.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

 

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Your Friends on the Outside

501 Westport Avenue, Ste. 21

Norwalk, CT 06851

Cost: $40 to $100 per year

SASE: Prisoners should send a SASE for additional information about the Your Friends on the Outside pen pal service.

 

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No available prisoner pen pal services.

Editorial Note: If any Prison Law Blog readers know of other prisoner pen pal services or updates to these company profiles, please don’t hesitate to alert us and we’ll make revisions to this Directory of Pen Pal Companies for Prisoners.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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