What is a Pen Pal / Pen Friend?

What is a PenPal

You have probably heard the phrase “pen pal” but are now wondering what is a pen pal? should I get one?

Where would I find one, and what are the benefits if I do?

In simple terms, pen-pals, sometimes called pen friends, are two people who write letters to each other, but there is much more to having a pen pal than sending the occasional letter.

In this guide, we will show you everything you need to know so that you can go and find your first pen pal.

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Ultimate Guide to Prison Pen Pals

Complete Guide to Prison Pen Pals

There are nearly 15,000 internet searches for prison pen pals/jail pen pals each month, and there is certainly no shortage of people incarcerated.

In the U.S. there are over 2 million prisoners locked up in state and federal prisons, and in the UK, there are 86,000 people who are in jail.

If you are thinking of becoming pen pals with a prisoner and are looking for more information, then you have come to the right place.

Our complete guide will tell you everything you need to know. Including where to find prisoner/inmate pen pals, any safety concerns, and how having a pen pal can help the prisoners cope with being locked up and help towards rehabilitation.

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Top 5 Safety Tips for Pen Pals

Top 5 Safety Tips For Pen Pals

Building a friendship with a pen pal either by email, online messaging, or snail mail can be one of the most rewarding things that you can do.

There are many reasons that people decide to be pen pals. It may be that they want to increase their circle of friends, learn a new language or want to learn more about the everyday way of life in a new culture.

However, before you rush off to find your new pen pal, there are several precautions that you should initially take to remain safe.

The likelihood of anything wrong happening to you by exchanging addresses, especially if you can validate the other person’s life in another country, is very low.

But that does not mean that you should throw caution to the wind.

Here are our top 5 safety tips:

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