Imagine being locked up in a room for a few days all alone. To take a step back, imagine being locked up all alone for a single day. You are not allowed to speak to anybody, no cell phones or any means of communication. How would you feel then? I can assure you that it will not be easy being couped up in a small area for long periods of time. Possibly, your mind and body may even break down.
Our life is pleasant as we have with us our family, friends and the freedom to do whatever we choose but just think about the people that are locked up behind bars. Far away from home, these prisoners miss the love, support and care that they are used to getting from their family and friends.
Living in a solitary atmosphere eventually fills them with loneliness and despair. Like any human being living on planet Earth, prisoners also need someone to share their feeling with. They hardly get letters from their friends and family and as time passes slowly, they are cut off from the outside world completely.
We understand that making inmates your pen pal can be a bit difficult. All negative aspects about them may start running through your mind because we all have a certain mindset. It’s natural to judge people because of their misdeeds and past transgressions. We do not try to see a human heart beyond its appearance.
Just one small step for a good cause may bring a drastic change in a prisoner’s life. Many of the inmates want to restart their lives again. We can do our part by boosting and improving their morale to be good human beings by regular correspondence.
For us who live in a technological and modern society, getting letters is not a very big thing to cherish. However, prisoners look forward to receiving every letter, picture or postcard. We only can help them in practice for a better tomorrow.
Sometimes, the correspondence with prison pen pals online may turn into a long-lasting friendship or in some cases, a romance. The journey that started from committing crimes could end up for them to have a better life.
Thus, simple and regular correspondence to someone like prisoners who are all alone and are willing to connect to the outer world can result in a new beginning. It requires only a pen, paper and lots of motivation in words. Typed letters are cherished and appreciated just as much as hand-written letters. Give a ray of hope to a prison pen pal online and start a new friendship today.