Prison Inmate Penpals + Write Inmate Pen-pals

An Inmate Outreach Program of Saint Michael Ministries

Write Illinois Inmate Penpals

 Thomas Gallagher – Inmate Penpal #050517-0451

 May 5, 2017  ¤  Male Inmates Age 21 - 25

My name is Tommy and I am 24 years old.

My interest in this site is to meet new people and form good friendships. I have made some bad decisions in my life and want to put that all behind me.

My goal is to stay positive and make the best of my situation. I plan on continuing my education and have taken up drawing since I’ve been here to stay busy. I enjoy watching sports and played baseball before my incarceration. I enjoy a good laugh and am interested in what’s going on in the real world.


 Christopher Carson – Inmate Penpal #012117-2102

 January 21, 2017  ¤  Male Inmates Age 31 - 35

Thanks for taking the time to check me out on here.

Not everyone is built for prison but I am making the best out of my situation. I spend my time working out and reading everything I can.

I write poetry and enjoy drawing, I am a man with a big heart. Right now I am looking for a friend someone I can develop a very beautiful connection with to help me escape these lonely walls while I’m incarcerated.

It gets lonely in here and having someone to talk to out there would be great!


 Emmanuel Grant – Inmate Penpal #082913-0315

 August 29, 2013  ¤  Male Inmates Age 36 - 40

I will be released from prison in a few years.

I’m just looking to meet some nice people in order to build some lasting friendships. I’ve been incarcerated since I was sixteen years old. I come from a broken home and practically raised myself. My mother was an addict and my dad was a no-show, so I grew up in foster homes before my grandmother gained custody.

In my grandmother’s home, I became a victim of sexual, physical and mental abuse. I was molested by a female cousin, and I was abused nearly every other way by everyone else in our household.

I tried to tell my grandmother, but she dismissed my claims and this caused me to lose trust. I started spending more


 Steven Owens – Inmate Penpal #081413-0613

 August 14, 2013  ¤  Male Inmates Age 41 - 45

I was born in Chicago, Illinois.

I left my mothers house when I was fifteen years old because I thought I was grown. Started selling drugs for an income, then I was off the streets. At the same time I was hanging with some so-called friends and someone got killed. I was blamed for it.

I served six years but, before being incarcerated in 1995 I met my future wife. She was the love of my life. After getting released in 2002 I found her and we got married. We had five kids. We were living a nice life till this happened.

I got re-arrested and now I don’t have my family. My wife said she can’t do this time without me by her


 Dwaine Johns – Inmate Penpal #080913-1206

 August 9, 2013  ¤  Male Inmates Age 31 - 35, Prison Inmates Serving Life

To you that’s reading this…

I want to say hello and I hope that this short story of myself captivates you in a way that you would want to get to know more of me.

For days I’ve wondered what should I say to someone that I don’t know. Even now as I write this I struggle because I don’t want to say things that might offend someone. But I’ve learned that you can’t make everyone happy. That’s just how it is. Do you agree?

There are different aspects which make me who I am. My dilemma is deciding which aspects of my life to share cause I


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Recent Inmate Penpals  Recent Inmate Penpals


  ¤ Thomas Gallagher – Inmate Penpal #050517-0451
  ¤ Anthony Vigeant – Inmate Penpal #050317-1344
  ¤ Scott Johnson – Inmate Penpal #050317-0031
  ¤ Roxanne Chapin – Inmate Penpal #042717-2145
  ¤ Dvine Wise – Inmate Penpal #041317-1300
  ¤ Kelly Montjoy – Inmate Penpal #042217-1937
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