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7. Sign Up for a Prison Pen Pal

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing. --Rollo May

Want to put your stationery and stamps to good use? Rediscover snail mail by writing to men and women in prisons. Proceed with caution and join a safe, established organization such as Prison Fellowship or Jewish Prisoner Services International that provides friendship and help to inmates.

Heavenly Hint
I run a pen pals website for prisoners who don't have Internet access and who suffer from loneliness after losing contact with their families and friends over the years. My own husband has a life sentence, and I see first hand what he goes through. Pick a person who you wouldn't mind writing to—you wouldn't believe the difference a piece of mail can make.
--Nova Saulli, Hillsborough, NJ

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