The thing is that prisons can be really lonely places for inmates. Many prisoners feel lonely at times when they are in prison despite the number of people who are also incarcerated. As such, there are those who choose to write to complete strangers and to the point choosing to communicate with people behind bars. It is easier for people to really reach out and chat now that we live in this digital age. 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. The good thing is that the expectations of relationships are quickly laid out on the table. If you are interest to contact a prisoner, it is best to know certain things. Some are motivates to learn about the person who is being incarcerated. Some inmates communicate because of various reasons.
Relationships are the leading reasons why most inmates are looking for pen pals. The sad reality is that some inmates are no longer getting regular visits from their friends or family members. The fact is that there could be inmates who no longer getting regular contact with their family or even their friends. Some inmates might have parents who have already died or siblings who may have migrated somewhere else. This can happen especially to the inmates serving long sentences. In turn, they would end up reaching out to strangers to kill the boredom and to break the feeling of loneliness. In some cases, the connection may end up not just with friendship but also a long-term relationship. Of course, there have been cases the inmate and the friend may end up in marriage. It is not a far fetched idea of some inmates ending up marrying their pen pals which may happen after they are released from prison.
We all know how lonely prison can be. Sure, there are other people there but most of the time the prison can be cold and cruel. Even if a person shares a cell with another person, it can be lonely at times.
It is important to know what the rules when writing to inmates. One should know there are censors that read the letters before hand. It is best not to do anything that can be constituted as a crime or lest the privilege of communicating be taken away as the letters should not contain that will be construed to be a violation of the law.