We ask that you treat these inmates with dignity and respect. Most of them want to turn their lives around and be more successful when they return to regular life.
Let's give them a reason to hope for a better future.
Click on this photo and their personal ad will open. When you find a prisoner you would like to correspond with, simply write directly to them using the mailing address listed under the photo in their ad. Keep in mind that all the information you see is provided by the prisoners themselves.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
You can meet that special prison pen pal who may have the same interests as you do.
Just have patience and correspond with several inmates, so that you can learn more about each one of them, and then you will be able to select your favorite pen pal.
Receiving a letter is the highlight of the day for most prisoners. Meet-An-Inmate connects people like you with inmates from across the United States, and offers an easy way to brighten up an inmates day.You can look up basic information on most of these male and female inmates by going to our inmate locator and clicking on the sta Writing an inmate for the first time can be intimidating at first, we recommend that your first letter be kept short, include a brief description of yourself, your interests and hobbies, and maybe a photo of yourself.While you correspond with the male or female inmates, you will learn a lot about each other. Bureau of Justice, in 2009 more than 2.3 million people were incarcerated and 90% will be released one day.Recidivism is greatly reduced when an ex-offender has support from family or friends, to return to after incarceration.To start your search for an inmate pen pal, simply click on an age group located on the left side of either the male or female sections.This will open up a page of small photos, listing their name and what state they are from.Our mission is to give inmates a sense of hopefulness by connecting them to people on the "outside world." Those from all walks of life have committed to our pen-pal service to communicate with inmates and have formed nurturing and unconditional friendships.Inmates are not only thrilled to communicate with pen-pals but have stated that it has been a "spiritually and emotionally fulfilling experience." has enabled friends and family to stay in contact with their loved ones and has a 75% compatibility rating for those looking for their soul mate. Whether it be poor choices, “in the wrong place at the wrong time” or lifestyle, it doesn’t matter…inmates are people too.Unfortunately, over time they are often forgotten about by family and friends who were once there for them. Being incarcerated brings the loss of dignity, self-worth and independencejust to name a few.