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Thread: Anyone from the UK who writes to prisoners in the USA?? - HELP

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    Default Re: Anyone from the UK who writes to prisoners in the USA?? - HELP

    I don't understand the rush to supply postage when this is so new.

    I do help my friend with postage, but did this after months and months of writing one another. I would never have immediately offered to help him. I had to get to know him to see what kind of person he is before I would contribute anything to him.

    We are now close and know each other very well. I have no qualms about supplying stamps, paper, and envelopes. We are in California.

    Oh, and for the record, he never asked for help with supplies.

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    Default Re: Anyone from the UK who writes to prisoners in the USA?? - HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by sjc View Post
    I don't understand the rush to supply postage when this is so new.

    I do help my friend with postage, but did this after months and months of writing one another. I would never have immediately offered to help him. I had to get to know him to see what kind of person he is before I would contribute anything to him.

    We are now close and know each other very well. I have no qualms about supplying stamps, paper, and envelopes. We are in California.

    Oh, and for the record, he never asked for help with supplies.
    I don't get it either...
    And yet they wonder why they get scammed so easily and are butthurt when you say it is their own fault. Writing should be about what you can offer on an emotional/friendship level, not on a financial level. Especially not after a first letter when you don't even know if it is even gonna last.


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    Default Re: Anyone from the UK who writes to prisoners in the USA?? - HELP

    I send money via Jpay and my inmate said I could buy US global stamps (they're all the same and they cost about a pound) on ebay and send them, so I believe it's okay to buy a few online and send it with the letter. I asked him if that was okay with the officers (they're basically stickers right? lol) and I'm waiting for his reponse But Jpay is instant and goes straight to their comissary.

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    Default Re: Anyone from the UK who writes to prisoners in the USA?? - HELP

    Depends which state your penpals are in. Few states permit stamps to be sent in from outside.





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