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Cards for Prisoners

Many prisoners have no real contact with anyone on the outside. Families may have abandoned them, and friends fall away over time. Months, even years, can go by without any communication. Imagine how meaningful a letter of encouragement and hope could be to these lonely individuals. Join the hundreds of pen pals who show Christ’s love with caring letters that inspire.
“How many people in prison receive communications from their loved ones?”
The average prisoner stops receiving cards, letters, emails, visitors, and phone calls three years into their sentence. Our purpose is to write for fellowship, friendship, encouragement, and spiritual growth.
“How do I go about writing a letter?”

Contact our office and we will give you the information you need. Your first letter can introduce yourself and why you are writing. You can write as often as you’d like, but we ask you to write a minimum of once a month, as well as on the inmates birthday and on holidays.

“I want to help, but I want to stay safe.”
Every pen pal has the option to use a pseudonym while writing to inmates. If you choose not to, we ask that you never use your last name. You will use our P.O. Box as your return address and mail the card/letter directly to the inmate. When your pen pal responds, the letter will come to us first, we will review it, and then forward it on to you.
“What do I write about?”
Just be a friend. Talking about your life experiences, profession, hobbies, and giving words of encouragement are great ways to engage in conversation with an inmate. Teach them something they don’t know. Introduce them to new ideas. Encourage them to talk about themselves. Many prisoners haven’t heard from anyone for years and their dreams and interests often go unheard.
Guidelines & Rules
Download the safety guidelines and policy agreement.
Read the Michigan Department of Corrections rules.
“How many people in prison receive communications from their loved ones?”
The average prisoner stops receiving cards, letters, emails, visitors, and phone calls three years into their sentence. Our purpose is to write for fellowship, friendship, encouragement, and spiritual growth.
“How do I go about writing a letter?”
Contact our office and we will give you the information you need. Your first letter can introduce yourself and why you are writing. You can write as often as you’d like, but we ask you to write a minimum of once a month, as well as on the inmates birthday and on holidays.
“I want to help, but I want to stay safe.”
Every pen pal has the option to use a pseudonym while writing to inmates. If you choose not to, we ask that you never use your last name. You will use our P.O. Box as your return address and mail the card/letter directly to the inmate. When your pen pal responds, the letter will come to us first, we will review it, and then forward it on to you.
“What do I write about?”
Just be a friend. Talking about your life experiences, profession, hobbies, and giving words of encouragement are great ways to engage in conversation with an inmate. Teach them something they don’t know. Introduce them to new ideas. Encourage them to talk about themselves. Many prisoners haven’t heard from anyone for years and their dreams and interests often go unheard.
Guidelines & Rules
Download the safety guidelines and policy agreement.
Read the Michigan Department of Corrections rules.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11

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