MUST BE 18 OR OLDER - MUST READ TERMS OF SERVICE You Are On: Forum
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
Like Tree6Likes
International Discuss Non-USA prisoners in the Regional forums; How many of us write to incarcerated people outside of the USA? Negative answers are encouraged. I'll kick off: I ...
  1. #1
    Silas Sydenham's Avatar
    Silas Sydenham is offline Super Member Proud Donor
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    A crummy but exciting multicultural inner neighbourhood of Sydney, Australia.
    Posts
    8,471
    Blog Entries
    35

    Default Non-USA prisoners

    How many of us write to incarcerated people outside of the USA? Negative answers are encouraged.

    I'll kick off:
    I write to one in Australia
    One in Indonesia
    Two in Nigeria
    and to a group of guys in Niugini.
    Last edited by Silas Sydenham; 10-21-2011 at 12:24 AM. Reason: typo and spelling
    WARATAH !

  2. #2
    wildart's Avatar
    wildart is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    372
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    I only write to American prisoners. I'd like to write to one in my own country (Canada) but there aren't many ads out there and I haven't come across one that's really spoken to me.
    Silas Sydenham likes this.

  3. #3
    fee's Avatar
    fee
    fee is offline Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    scotland UK
    Posts
    5,465

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    I only write to/have only ever written to American prisoners...I wouldnt ever write to anyone from the UK...look at all the rights they get and short sentences...they would probably be out by the time a letter got there

    Iv read some ads from other countries but havent ever done anything about it.
    nicolefr84 and Melanie1972 like this.
    Treat others as you would like to be treated

  4. #4
    tikamoi is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    252

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    Quote Originally Posted by fee View Post
    look at all the rights they get and short sentences...they would probably be out by the time a letter got there
    So true Fee!
    I wanted to write to a french guy who is incarcerated in Indonesia but his case is kinda famous and i've read he had thousands of emails through the website his mother manages for him

  5. #5
    Franconia's Avatar
    Franconia is offline Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,534
    Blog Entries
    1
    Franconia's: Thinking

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    Quote Originally Posted by Silas Sydenham View Post
    How many of us write to incarcerated people outside of the USA? Negative answers are encouraged.

    I'll kick off:
    I write to one in Australia
    One in Indonesia
    Two in Nigeria
    and to a group of guys in Niugini.
    That is interesting! Are these guys all from Australia originally, or do they have different nationalities? I mean as long as the correspondance is in English it wouldn't matter right.
    Actually I think it would be very interesting to write people in such countries also. However, I have never seen any ads from inmates in Asia or Africa.
    Once in a while I have seen ads from German prisoners, but on the one hand I don't think they need penpals (in comparison to US inmates) because they really have so many privileges... on the other hand, they mostly have short time sentences so I wouldn't feel that safe either. Here we can't see what crimes they are in for so it would really be dangerous if someone is lying about his crime and you don't get it. Plus I prefer writing inmates with a long sentence.
    Silas Sydenham and nicolefr84 like this.
    Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine.



    Newspaper headline: Optimist Drowns in Half-full Tub.(American Dad)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDShpKtIhZs

  6. #6
    Silas Sydenham's Avatar
    Silas Sydenham is offline Super Member Proud Donor
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    A crummy but exciting multicultural inner neighbourhood of Sydney, Australia.
    Posts
    8,471
    Blog Entries
    35

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    Quote Originally Posted by Franconia View Post
    That is interesting! Are these guys all from Australia originally, or do they have different nationalities? I mean as long as the correspondance is in English it wouldn't matter right.
    Actually I think it would be very interesting to write people in such countries also. However, I have never seen any ads from inmates in Asia or Africa.
    Once in a while I have seen ads from German prisoners, but on the one hand I don't think they need penpals (in comparison to US inmates) because they really have so many privileges... on the other hand, they mostly have short time sentences so I wouldn't feel that safe either. Here we can't see what crimes they are in for so it would really be dangerous if someone is lying about his crime and you don't get it. Plus I prefer writing inmates with a long sentence.
    Australia: my cousin, who offended in Indonesia, and returned to Australia on a three-cornered prisoner exchange with Fiji. He's in an open prison.
    Indonesia: a high-profile prisoner originally from Vietnam, but who holds Australian citizenship.
    Nigeria: stateless people, Africans educated by English-speaking missionaries.
    Niugini: these guys are 'rascals', the Niugini equivalent of gang members. My letters to these guys are in pidgin, which I learnt as a teenager listening to radio australia. I occasionally need help with my letters, and there are several pidgin speakers living close by me.

    All those I have written to have been serving a long sentence.

    To identify captives needing penpals outside the USA, Amnesty International can be very helpful; or you can contact prison chaplains in the country you're interested in.
    WARATAH !

  7. #7
    hitthehighway is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    362
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    Silas this is very interesting. I set out to write to someone in the UK but could only find organisation that matched YOU to a PP. They could be anybody, probably someone who has no contact with anyone which makes sense but I really did not like the thought of not being able to have some choice. You do not know their crime and are advised not to talk about it, of course they could tell a few fibbs anyway. That is how i came about this website etc.

  8. #8
    Silas Sydenham's Avatar
    Silas Sydenham is offline Super Member Proud Donor
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    A crummy but exciting multicultural inner neighbourhood of Sydney, Australia.
    Posts
    8,471
    Blog Entries
    35

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    If you're still interested in writing to a UK prisoner:
    Contact the Diocesan Bishop in your area (NOT a suffragen bishop). He will tell you who the prison chaplains are (in the Anglican world they usually combine the chaplaincy with parish ministry). Speak to the chaplain, and take it from there.
    WARATAH !

  9. #9
    hitthehighway is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    362
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    Thanks Silas.

  10. #10
    Franconia's Avatar
    Franconia is offline Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,534
    Blog Entries
    1
    Franconia's: Thinking

    Default Re: Non-USA prisoners

    Quote Originally Posted by Silas Sydenham View Post
    Australia: my cousin, who offended in Indonesia, and returned to Australia on a three-cornered prisoner exchange with Fiji. He's in an open prison.
    Indonesia: a high-profile prisoner originally from Vietnam, but who holds Australian citizenship.
    Nigeria: stateless people, Africans educated by English-speaking missionaries.
    Niugini: these guys are 'rascals', the Niugini equivalent of gang members. My letters to these guys are in pidgin, which I learnt as a teenager listening to radio australia. I occasionally need help with my letters, and there are several pidgin speakers living close by me.

    All those I have written to have been serving a long sentence.

    To identify captives needing penpals outside the USA, Amnesty International can be very helpful; or you can contact prison chaplains in the country you're interested in.
    Wow i's really cool that you write to so many people in different countries. And especially in pidgin. Apart from that, it must be interesting also from the cultural aspect to write with people from different backgrounds.
    Ah and thanks for the advice, I didn't think of Amnesty international
    Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine.



    Newspaper headline: Optimist Drowns in Half-full Tub.(American Dad)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDShpKtIhZs

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. tv prisoners?
    By hollysmom410 in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 10-04-2010, 02:05 AM
  2. prisoners and hiv
    By dcarney in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-21-2009, 09:15 PM
  3. PRISONERS
    By CASABLANCA_LILY in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 12-27-2005, 10:55 PM
  4. Prisoners Writing Prisoners
    By MSNanCaroL in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-04-2004, 12:05 AM
  5. Gay prisoners
    By Wes in forum General Prison Talk
    Replies: 81
    Last Post: 06-24-2003, 11:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
spacer
Visit our sponsors
Email  Report Problem 
BBB Chamber of Commerce
2000-2013 WriteAPrisoner.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Must be 18 to be viewing this website and have read our Terms of Service.