We receive over 1,000 pieces of mail each month, and are currently overwhelmed with requests from inmates and their families. Everything we do is accomplished only with the help of volunteers, small donations, and money from our own pockets. As of October 2017, we are taking a hiatus from NEW INMATE REQUESTS ONLY, so that we can respond to what is already in front of us. Requests received after October 1, 2017 will be returned to sender to resubmit after October 1, 2018. Please check back here for updates.
We care, and are dedicated to getting everyone on our waiting list (now and in the future) adopted. This temporary break from new requests will help us do that.
♥ This does NOT apply to new adopters or volunteers – only to inmates who are not currently on our waiting list.
♥ For anyone who has already requested a survey, please be patient while we respond – it could take several months but we will answer everyone’s request. Requests that included a self-addressed stamped envelope will be responded to first.
♥ For inmates who have already received a survey – please complete and return (kindly write “completed survey” on the outside of the envelope.)
Inmates — Do continue to submit:
♥ Inmate change of address (please write “COA” on the envelope)
♥ Art / Poetry / Book Reviews / Writing submissions (please indicate on outside of envelope)
Others — How you can help:
We will begin accepting new requests again in October of 2018, or sooner if we’re able.
Thank you for understanding.
It is an awful truth that many forgotten human beings languish in our nation’s jails and prisons having little to no contact with the outside world. Incarceration carries with it a parade of emotions, including shock, fear, helplessness, shame, anger, frustration, anguish, and depression — surviving is a daily battle. Inmates without agency face extreme challenges that limit their chances for success both during and after their incarceration.
Receiving mail from the outside world has a profound impact on an inmate’s daily life. A name called out at mail call signals to other inmates and staff that there is someone on the outside that cares for them – making them less vulnerable to violence and abuse.
Many inmates never hear their name called.
With pen, paper, and stamps, you can change that.