The purpose of any organization that promotes letters to inmates is to help enrich the lives of those who have found themselves in a situation we can't even begin to imagine being in, or one that maybe you have been in. Allowing inmates more opportunities to engage with the outside community encourages increased mental health, creativity, joy, and a release of the negative emotions that many face inside these facilities.
It is our hope that you do not use this information to harass, insult, or otherwise demean anyone on the list. If you don't want to write to someone based on their charges, that's fine. There is a plethora of individuals to choose from ranging from death row inmates to those serving minor sentences. If you engage in behavior that is meant to provoke or make an individual on this list feel negatively, you not only put yourself at risk but you put every other inmate and officer in these facilities at risk of injury or death.
It is advised for your safety that you use a P.O. Box for correspondence if you feel the need to. We offer a 1 hour class on how to write to inmates, what language to watch out for and how to prevent manipulation. Never send identifying information or photos of your children, because even though you may be writing to an inmate on this list, there are times where mail gets misplaced or that inmate leaves and your information and letters are left behind. Be vigilant. If you have any concerns, reach out to the facility the inmate is housed in.