Welcome to Adopt An Inmate




Note: Why We Use the Typewriter Font


At our core, we celebrate the enduring spirit of communication within the prison system. In an era dominated by digital interactions, prison remains a stronghold for the art of letter-writing, both handwritten and typewritten. This tradition is not just a means of keeping in touch; it is a lifeline for many inmates.

Typewriters hold a special place in this environment. They are a rare and valuable asset, often out of reach for prisoners who earn as little as 40 cents per hour. All electronics available for purchase in prisons are clear so that no contraband can be hidden inside. A typewriter like this will cost a prisoner about $250. In many facilities, typewriters are not even available for purchase. Those who do manage to obtain one often become pivotal figures within their communities, much like the first telephone owners. They serve as hubs of information, assisting fellow inmates with legal documentation, correspondence, and maintaining connections with the outside world.

Our use of the typewriter font pays homage to these resilient communicators. It symbolizes the importance of every letter written and every word typed within the confines of prison walls. It is a nod to the struggle and the perseverance of those who continue to reach out and connect, despite the barriers they face.

Our Mission


Adopt an Inmate is dedicated to promoting the value and rehabilitation of people in prison. By connecting them with supportive adopters, our organization amplifies their voices, expands their support systems, and increases the likelihood of successful reentry into society. Through educational programs and community partnerships, we strive to improve the criminal justice system and create a more just and compassionate society. Join us in making a difference – adopt an inmate, volunteer, or donate today.


Our Vision


Our vision is to create a more just and compassionate society by building connections between incarcerated people and the outside world. Through one-on-one relationships, we aim to educate people about the need for meaningful rehabilitation in our prison systems. By focusing on rehabilitation, rather than punishment and mistreatment, we can create a safer and more equitable society for all.