We need to really realize how prisons can be lonely places. Despite the fact there are a lot of people there; prisoners can feel lonely at times. In this manner, some people are choosing to write to complete strangers to communicate and choose to converse with these people. In this age of digital communications, it is easier to reach out to people. Thus, writing old school letters may not be the thing you will be expecting to happen. In some cases writing a letter may make your feel a bit quaint. Some people choose to communicate with inmates and answer some online advertisement where there are calls for people to write to people behind bars. 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. Of course, they will also be blunt about the kind of relationship they are seeking. There are organizations willing to match people from the outside world with the people behind bars and contact a prisoner. Some are motivates to learn about the person who is being incarcerated. Most of the time, some inmates are keen on getting their own pen pals for certain reasons.
For most inmates, the reason why they reach out is to find a relationship. The sad reality is that some inmates are no longer getting regular visits from their friends or family members. The regular connection with family members may be no longer there. It is possible some of the relatives of the inmates are no longer living in the same state. It is possible that this happens to inmates serving long sentences. In a way this can help the inmates still keep their sanity intact and to break the boredom, which in turn help them kill off the boredom. In some cases, the connection may end up not just with friendship but also a long-term relationship. Of course, there have been cases the inmate and the friend may end up in marriage. Surely there are a lot of people who are able to marry their pen pals which may happen after they are released from prison.
As we all know how lonely prison can be. Even if there are other persons in the jails, the prison can be cruel and cold. The thing is that even if the place has another person, it may be a dark, boring place that one needs to have a relationship with a friend.
When writing to inmates, it is best to know what the rules are. One should know there are censors that read the letters before hand. It is a good idea not to violate any law or be stopped from communicating.