The thing is that prisons can be really lonely places for inmates. Despite the fact there are a lot of people there; prisoners can feel lonely at times. As such, there are those who choose to write to complete strangers and to the point choosing to communicate with people behind bars. With digital communications, we all know how easy for people to reach out and chat. It is no longer expected for people to really be sending mail via the post office. A lot of people today are no longer comfortable writing letters. Yet, there are people who choose to correspond to some people who are behind bars and answer some online advertisements. 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.
Most of the time inmates would like to have pen pals for relationship sake. The sad reality is that some inmates are no longer getting regular visits from their friends or family members. They may not have regular connection with their family members. Some of the inmates’ relatives may have ventured somewhere. This can happen especially to the inmates serving long sentences. They are trying to keep themselves sane and kill the boredom by reaching out to complete strangers. In most cases, the relationship might blossom into a deeper level and not just in the level of friendship. It is often a reality that an inmate may end up marrying the pen pal. 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. There are jail censors that will read the letters before they are given to the inmate. 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.