Wire of Hope’s team was interviewed on different occasions, mostly about WoH Prison Pen Pal Program and prison correspondence, but also to share their expertise about various prison related matters. Go take a look at the articles below!
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One Catholic Sister’s Prison Pen Pal Ministry
Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes – November 1, 2023
In this blog article, Justice Coordinator Tracy Abler highlights the incredible impact of Sister Kathleen’s prison pen pal ministry. Her dedication and compassion have touched the lives of many Wire of Hope members.
The Surgeon General Is Right That Loneliness Is an Epidemic, but He Missed 1 Major Cure
Slate – September 12, 2023
Wire of Hope was interviewed by Raymond Williams, currently incarcerated in a Washington State prison, who decided to look into the U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory on the healing effects of social connection and community.
How to Write a Letter to an Incarcerated Person
Innocence Project – April 21, 2023
In her article for the Innocence Project, Meghan Nguyen offers plenty of useful tips to engage in a prison correspondence, including a list of organizations that “provide a safe and structured way to start a pen pal relationship.” And Wire of Hope made the cut!
Letters From Death Row Offer Pen Pals A Leap Of Faith Into The Unknown
The Epoch Times – September 20, 2022
Epoch Times Reporter Allen Stein reached out to Wire of Hope’s Founders to talk about prison correspondence with inmates on death row and how valuable this experience can be on both sides of the fence.
Inspiring Conversations with Sigrid Wade of Sweet Undertone and Wire of Hope
VoyageJacksonville – June 30, 2022
Sigrid reveals her motivations and struggles running two businesses related to incarceration: her stationery shop Sweet Undertone and, of course, Wire of Hope.
4 Prison Pen Pal Websites To Offer A Ray Of Hope
Icy Tales – November 26, 2021
In their article about the positive impacts of prison correspondence, Icy Tales presents Wire of Hope as one of the most famous websites to look for inmate pen pals.
Victims of Macomb Mom’s Adoption Fraud Upset Over Prison Pen Pal Plan
ABC WXYZ – November 9, 2021
Even though this can be seen as controversial, Sigrid and Élodie defend the rights of all incarcerated individuals to join a prison pen pal program and create connections with the outside world.
The Twisted Group Focused on Making Nazis Comfy in Prison
Daily Beast – March 13, 2021
The Daily Beast contacted Wire of Hope to ask their opinion on the Global Minority Initiative, a “prison relief charity” with obvious ties to a hate group.
Comment mange-t-on dans les prisons françaises et américaines ?
Slate – Febuary 26, 2021
Sigrid gave an interview to this French online magazine about how incarcerated people are being fed in American prisons.
Pen Pal Prison Service Aims for Inmate Reformation
ABC KOLO8 – January 17, 2020
Élodie, along with Benjamin, a member of Wire of Hope at the time (now released), were interviewed for this article focused on Wire of Hope’s Prison Pen Pal Program and the impact prison correspondence can have on someone’s rehabilitation process.