Tutorials to Write a Prisoner Online

Wire of Hope’s Prison Pen Pal Program provides tutorials to help you navigate through the different steps of the process of writing a prisoner online. You will find below our tutorials for the main prison/institutional email systems in place. For questions about Wire of Hope’s Prison Pen Pal Program and prison correspondence, please visit our FAQ.

⚠️ Some facilities/states allow emails to be received, but not sent. Always include your mailing address if you choose to email, as some people can only answer through snail mail.

Also note that with some systems (for example Edovo or CorrLinks for federal inmates), the inmate has to send you an authentification code before being able to start emailing with you back and forth. In those cases, you will have to reach out to them by postal mail first.