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  1. Death Row Inspiration

    by , 06-12-2012 at 11:55 AM (Friendship and Advice Wanted Please.)
    Hi everybody.

    My PP is on death row in Ely State Prison. He recently wrote to me to ask if I could help his to purchase a TV. He has nor family or friends in touch with him and no job, or any other way to get the money for a TV. I was thinking about organising a raffle to see if I could get the money up for him. I make jewellery in my spare time, and would be willing to donate some home made and designed jewellery along with anything else I can do. Does anybody else have any ...
  2. A little advice.......

    by , 06-12-2012 at 01:12 AM
    I just recently discovered that there are ways to write prisoners. Im deciding to give ot a try but I have no idea what to do. Or I guess it's more of I know who I want to write but I do not know what to say. It would be great to get some advice on ways to start contact with someone. Thank you!!!!
  3. Maybe a new Pen Pal......

    by , 06-11-2012 at 09:37 PM
    I wrote my first lifer today. I have time for another (one of my PP's prefers corrlinks so I kinda feel like I lost one we e-mail daily but they are pretty quick messages..I miss actual letters in my mail box) and his ad made me laugh so i thought I would give it a go. I am kind of nervous- my other PP's all have shorter time so they all talk about there plans for getting out......I am not sure what it is like with someone who may never get out and if they do it will be in quite a few years. I am ...
  4. Prison violence and brutality in the prison system

    by , 06-10-2012 at 05:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by D_Cochrane View Post

    I don't mean to take this discussion in a different direction but I was wondering do you believe education in prison can help will the violence. I am a student and I did a research paper on teaching emotional intelligence in prisons. The Lion Heart Foundation is an educational program implemented in prisons across the United States. The Houses of Healing phenomenon was created in 1995 by Robin Casarjian; she began her work in prisons in 1988 by teaching prisoners’ forgiveness
  5. Guide to Self-Disclosure

    by , 06-10-2012 at 02:46 AM
    Penpal relationships are all about self-disclosure - sharing your thoughts and feelings about any and everything. Like all communication, there are guidelines to effective and appropriate self-disclosure. I found these very useful. From the book Reaching Out by David Johnson:

    1. Make sure disclosures are not random or isolated acts but rather part of an ongoing relationship.
    2. Focus disclosures on what is going on within and between persons in the present.
    3. Be ...
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