InmatesPlus.com is your direct link to the free inmate
locators for the Department of Corrections websites.
This website will save you time and confusion by going
directly to a link where you can look up information on
the inmates. Some states will show a photo, crimes
committed, length of sentence, inmate age, sex, race,
release dates, and more while some state will give very
little information. To start simply click on the state
you want to search. Then you will be able to go directly
to their inmate locator. There will also be links to
free inmate locators for the county jails of each state.
Note: Federal inmates numbers will have this
five numbers - dash and then three numbers
Have you Ever
Considered writing to an inmate?
Every day, over two million prison inmates sit in their cells
waiting for the mail to arrive. For many, letters and packages
are their only contact with the outside world and their only
reminder that there is more to life than what they experience in
prison. Many of these prisoners will be left empty-handed when
the mail is delivered because they have no one who takes the
time to keep in touch with them.
If you could sit down and talk with them, you'd find that
many of these male and female inmates desire penpals to
communicate with. They need a connection with life outside
the prison walls. It's too easy to lose hope inside a prison
cell. Having a pen pal can help inmates make the change that
keeps them out of prison in the future.
If you'd like to become pen pals with an inmate we suggest
Since 1998, meet-an-inmate.com has connected people on the
outside with inmates who need a friend.
Benefits for Inmates
Men and women who are incarcerated can benefit enormously
from becoming pen pals with people on the outside. A few top
?Ward Off Alienation - It's easy to become
alienated from society while behind bars. An occasional
letter from someone on the outside can keep that from
?Improve Social Skills - Inmates are more likely to
successfully reintegrate into society when they are able to
maintain and improve their social skills with folks from the
outside. Becoming prison pen pals is an excellent way to do
?Reduce the Risk of Returning to Prison -
Prisoners who maintain relationships with people outside of
prison are less likely to return in the future.?A Bright Spot in a Dull Day - Inmates are
elated when they learn that mail has arrived. It helps
eliminate the monotony that inevitably goes along with being
incarcerated and helps time pass more quickly.
Benefits for You
Male and female prisoners aren't the only ones who benefit
from participating with Meet-an-Inmate.com. Benefits that
you'll enjoy include:
?Being a Positive Influence - Becoming a pen
pal to a prisoner is a great opportunity to set a positive
?Giving the Gift of Hope - It's amazing how a small
amount of communication with the outside world can improve a
prisoner's outlook on life.
?Being a Motivational Presence - Your letters are
sure to motivate and encourage your pen pal and remind him that
he truly deserves a second chance.
Benefits for Society
Finally, locating and communicating with a pen pal through
Meet-an-Inmate.com actually benefits society as well. Your
efforts could very well be the difference between someone going
out and changing his life or ending up back in prison. Male and
female inmates desire pen pals, and connecting with them is sure
to bring about positive results in the long run.
Before You Begin
Thousands of people communicate with prison pen pals through
online personals. It's generally a safe and enjoyable thing to
do, but you need to be practical. Overly trusting people are
occasionally scammed by inmates. When sending a letter to an
inmate for the first time, include nothing more than your letter
and a few photos. Different jails and prisons have different
regulations. After becoming familiar with the rules of an
inmate's particular prison, you may be able to include
additional items with your letters.
Thousands of male and female prisoners are waiting to hear from
you. Get started right this second!