Become a Pen Pal!

Are you interested in writing a pen pal in prison?  Check out the following options.  No matter what you choose, we recommend you read Write to Win’s Tips for Penpals and the Prisoner Correspondence Projects FAQ.

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1.  In person events are BACK!  Pen pal writing and card parties are held on the 4th Sunday of the month at Boneshaker Books from 5pm to 7pm.  Indoors masked, vaccinated.  If its your first time writing someone inside, or you have questions about your penpal relationship, all are welcome.

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

Minneapolis MN 55404

2.  Write to a pen pal on your own time.  If you cannot come to our letter writing events, you can write to a pen pal from wherever you are by signing up through Black and Pink penpal matching.  At this time, our partner bookstore Boneshaker Books, is not open to the public regularly so we ask you to use your home address or a PO box for your return address when you write.  Its up to you and what would make you comfortable or be easiest.

Black & Pink Minneapolis

c/o Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

Minneapolis MN 55404

2a.  When replying to a pen pal, address the letter using their given name.  Always include the prison number too. Its best to follow the way they wrote out their return address.


Donald James # 123456

Townville State Prison

Townville, IN  12345


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