Your letters are sure to remind them that they truly deserve a second chance.
Male and female prisoners aren't the only ones who benefit from participating with
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 an easy way to brighten up an inmates day.
Receiving letters also helps to eliminate the monotony that goes along with being incarcerated and helps time pass more quickly.
Inmates who establish and maintain positive relationships with people outside of prison are less likely to return to prison in the future, also improving the inmates chances of successfully reintegrating into society when released.
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.
We (meet-an-inmate.com) accept no responsibility for the accuracy of any content found within these pages.
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.
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.
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.