(note: some inmates now may have access to email/secure messaging services).This site is designed to quickly and easily connect you with inmates whose backgrounds and interests may inspire you to pick up a pen and become pen pals with them.As a pen pal, you can offer encouragement and motivation for an inmate to make positive changes in his or her life. What greater gift could you give someone than hope?Finally, locating and communicating with a prison pen pal can benefit society as well.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.This will open up a page of small photos, listing their name and what state they are from.
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.
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.
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.