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Thread: How long to get an answer??

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    Default How long to get an answer??

    Hello guys, im new here and like you I surrendered to the call of writing to an inmate however it's been 2 weeks now and I still have no answer. For the record Im in France and the penpal in a facility in Texas. When should I expect an answer? And does it happen they dont write back? What are the reasons in that case? I know he has another penpals and was wondering if they keep several penpals or if it is a way more ecclusive thing?

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    La premi?re r?ponse prends du temps. Environ un mois je dirais ! Sois patient(e). Parfois ils ne r?pondent pas, par faute de temps, d'argent, d'envie (ils ont pas "cliquer" avec ta lettte)... et ?a d?pend, ils peuvent tete exclusifs ou avoir plusieurs correspondants

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    Not writing back reasons could include: can't afford the postage, can't afford overseas postage, life circumstances have changed and are now with a girlfriend or wife and don't want to write other people, got sent to the hole, got transferred, got depressed, got sick, never got your letter because you didn't follow the mail rules. Or just not liking your letter-- it happens.

    I would give it at least a solid month to six weeks and after that, try another.

    If you're writing from overseas you really have to give it some time for the response to come back. It's helpful if on their ad they checked the box in which they are willing to write overseas, not all can. And not all can even if they check the box because they didn't realize what it would cost. Hopefully those who check the box are financially able to pay for the postage.


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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    Thank u so much for the feedback. I will let u know whenever that such wanted letter arrives if it does..

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    I am a newbie and sent a first time email through this site to two different women. So i will wait and see if i get anything in the mail.

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    3weeks and still nothing...what about you bill?

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    Hello, I hope you get a reply. It seems mail between U.S. and Europe takes a solid week each way right there, so figure a minimum of two weeks just for that. Then add on however long it takes it to get through the mailroom. Even mailing in the U.S. I just had one where the letter took 3 weeks just to get through the prison mail room to the prisoner. There's a lot of variables there.
    Can we ask what facility you wrote to? Maybe there's some special rules for international mail there.

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    Waw 3weeks! That is very long! Yes I wrote to Scott Unit, Angleton, Texas. It requires a lot of patience but if I get a reply I'd be the happiest.

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    Yes 3 weeks to get through the mail room was a long time for me to wait, especially since I just looked at the state (Tennessee) regulations and it says the mail shall be delivered to the inmates within 24 hours of receipt by the facility. I'm not familiar with TX mail requirements / how long to get through the mail room / etc but probably other forum members are. Hoping you see a response soon!

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    Default Re: How long to get an answer??

    Thank u so much ! How long have u been writing?

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