It is an awful truth that many forgotten human beings languish in our nation’s jails and prisons. These men and women have little contact, if any, with the outside world. Because of this, inmates often suffer from shock, fear, helplessness, shame, anger, frustration, anguish, and depression. This makes survival a daily battle. Prisoners without support face challenges that limit their chances for success during and after their incarceration.

Receiving mail from the outside world has a profound impact on an inmate’s life. When one’s name is called out at mail call, other inmates and staff are made aware that there is someone on the outside who cares for that person, thus making them less vulnerable to violence and abuse.

Many inmates never hear their name called.

With pen, paper, and stamps, you can change that.