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    Is it proper for an inmate to ask for your phone number in the first letter?? Should i be suspicious?? Or is this normal. I would appreciate any feedback Thank you.

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    I would never give out my phonenumber if asked in the first letter. The best thing to do IMHO is to get to know the person first and form some sort of connection. Not saying he is up to bad stuff, but it is always good to be careful. Also: look for other red flags in the letter.


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    Being asked for a phone number right out the gate may be a bit hasty, but it isn't uncommon. The inmate may have nobody else in their life to call, so they may be excited about being able to hear a friendly voice on the phone.

    But if you are not comfortable with getting phone calls from your pen pal, then you can say, "it's too soon for me to give my number. Let's give it several months and see where we are then."

    It is also a good idea to find out who is responsible for paying for the calls. In some prisons the inmates buy minutes to pay for their calls, while other prisons still go the old-fashioned way and make the inmates call collect.

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    I appreciate all the feedback this is my 2nd penpal my first has sent me 2 letters and asked for nothing

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    My two pen pals started phone calls at the three month mark. Anything sooner would have been a uncomfortable.

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    i dont think she could call anyway i wouldnt start some account and put money in and i cant get collect calls

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    I got 5-6 letters before my pen pal asked and even then I was like eh. I also suck at talking on the phone. Lol

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    i mean after a few months maybe if she wanted to put money in her account and call it would have to be something u would have to give some thought to, but putting my money on a penpals account would take alot longer to build up trust like that

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    I think if the inmate has only recently gone to prison, these days it is the norm for people to want to speak on the phone all the time so it probably shouldn't seem that shocking any more to us on the outside. Those who have been in a while, or perhaps who are older are less of a mobile phone generation.





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    i dont know why you cant put money in their commisary account and be used for phone calls as i have said im new to this

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