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Do you have any suggestions for writing prisoners?
Be honest with them. You only have one chance to make a first impression. Most of these prison inmates are in need of friends and contact outside of prison. Mail is a very positive experience for them. Just be yourself.
Can I request an inmate be removed from your site or make changes to his/her ad?
No. All changes made to an ad must come directly from the prisoner who placed the ad. They need to put their request in writing and mail it to our office. We do this to protect the privacy of their ad and make sure no one changes it when they do not so desire it. However, if you are the person who paid for his/her ad through our website, then you can.
Can I pay for a prisoner's ad?
Yes - you can submit and pay for an ad. You can also request an application and have us mail it to you or directly to an inmate. We can also send you an application as a file attachment via email. To firstname.lastname@example.org
How did inmatemingle.com get started?
In 2015 we noticed that all websites for inmate pen pal services seemed to be stuck in the 20th century. Old boring sites that honestly didn't do much to help connect people. So we decided to create a website and apps for smartphones to help connect people.
Is it possible at all, to be informed of the crime in which the person we contacted has committed?
There are several states that give out this information free on their websites. We also ask inmates to list their crime in their profile.
Do you recommend looking for a relationship through your service?
That option is up to you and what you are looking for. Love is found in the craziest places and under the weirdest circumstances.
Do I have to put my return address on the envelope?
Yes, if you intend on having the inmate write you back directly. If at first you would rather, we offer a letter forwarding service for a fee of $5.00 to send your letter.
Can I use a post office box as my return address?
Yes, you may use a post office box.
Can inmates write to inmates?
No, offender-to-offender correspondence is not allowed.
I feel nervous about writing a prisoner, what should I do?
We suggest using a P.O. Box address, and of course only tell what you want them to know. Prisoners are just like people on the streets. There are some good and some bad. ALWAYS use common sense!