Write to People

At the onset of COVID, Let’s Get Free began gathering weekly over zoom to write to our community on the inside to help lessen the burden of the increased restrictions and confinement that people in prison all of the country were and continue to be subjected to. Even as restrictions lessen we decided to continue holding the regular space to keep up with ongoing correspondence. We welcome first time penpals.

Our regular time is Tuesday mornings from 9am to 10:30 ish. We post the zoom link in our instagram bio every tuesday morning. Often you will look up and see everyone’s heads bent down writing and we listen to music too.

If you would like to connect with people on your own please look over Black and Pink’s amazing guidelines for writing people in prison.

Here is a spreadsheet we have been using during the pandemic to choose with the names of some people you could write to in Pennsylvania.

Some tips for emailing and sending mail in PA can be found here.

More information about writing prisoners contact: <kaisafran@gmail.com> [image description: This colorful graphic map show birds and envelopes with hearts and states: Write to a prisoner. Connect to someone society has forgotten.]