Many people prefer to receive paper letters, gaining the satisfaction of seeing their name carefully printed on a thick envelope in the letterbox.
Using postal mail, it is possible to trade coupons, swap slips, postcards, stamps and anything else light and flat enough to fit inside an envelope, often called "tuck-ins".
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This has the advantage of saving money and being more immediate, allowing many messages to be exchanged in a short period of time.
The disadvantage is that the communication can be very ephemeral if the email messages are not routinely saved.
These inmates are very real and are seeking pen pals! has been helping male and female inmates connect with the outside world since 1998 and is ranked #1 among prison pen pal websites.
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 a free, easy way to brighten up an inmates day.
“ I met someone on this site about a week after updating my profile, and we have been inseparable ever since.