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.
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.
Never send anything laminated (polaroid photos, etc.), stickers, or money - until you know the rules of a particular institution.
For more information, including possible scams, see our Why list an inmate with We are very customer oriented and we are the top ranked site, which means gets more visitors than any other inmate penpal site in the world.
The more traffic (visitors), the better chance of the inmates acquiring pen pals.
We have been the trusted prison penpal site to list inmates for many years.
Receiving letters also helps to eliminate the monotony that goes along with being incarcerated and helps time pass more quickly.