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Life Sentence Prison Pen Pals

You are viewing all of the inmates featured on who are currently serving a life sentence. While there may be exceptions to the prisoners listed below, this often means the inmate will serve their entire life in prison. If you are interested in writing to a prison pen-pal serving a life sentence, please select one from the list below.

Solina Gonzales #X10751 - Primary Picture
Hispanic/Latino AmericanSpiritual

Hello and thank you for stopping by and showing interest in my ad. My friends and family call me Sol and I’m currently being held hostage by the department of corrections until I can get back into court for a resentencing. 

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Hispanic/Latino American

Dear reader,

Hello, I have been incarcerated 27 years of my life. I came to prison young and was a child mentally. Prison forced me to wake up and grow up. Today I am not that same child, but a man with a purpose and a goal. My purpose is to share my story and show how I turned a 12-year sentence into a life sentence. Stupid, right? Yeah, I know I kick myself in the head every day. But...

Black/African AmericanBaptist


My name is Marcus, but my family calls me “Shawn.” I am hoping to meet a friend who I can talk to and express my feelings to about these long days I am experiencing. I love to write, work out, and educate myself. At this time in my life, I need a woman who can keep it real, and knows what she wants in life. These are...


Hi my name is Eric. I'm an aspiring social entrepreneur. My passion is my community. My long term goal is to create spaces where our youth can realize their greatest potential. I love fitness and tattoos. My biggest motivation is music. I love everything from rap, metal, and country. I am trilingual. I speak English, Spanish, and Kurdish (Kurmanci). I'm intelligent, so we can...

Black/African AmericanSpiritual

Hello to all the beautiful women (both inside and out), that’s looking forward to investing in a friendship. My name is Tony Orlando Bay, I’m 44 with a cool personality that’s always finding a way of getting my Kevin Hart on. I try not to believe in any negative energy due to the fact that the world is already under siege right now! Captured by this deadly disease they call Covid-19. Struggle...

Jack Morris #V40665 - Primary Picture


My name is Jack Morris. I’ve been in prison a little over 17 years. I’m really tired of being alone, I’m interested in meeting a woman from Northern California in the hopes of hitting it off and starting a relationship. Someone warm and friendly with some of the same interests.


Black/African AmericanChristian

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m 35 years old from Harlem, NY and the thing I love about life is that I learn something every day that makes me evolve into an important and understanding person who can listen and see things from both sides of the lens.

So with that said, I’m just looking for a friend that I can build with learn with and laugh with and if I can share my hobbies...

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Black/African American

A Black Life Matters

I matter, it doesn’t matter that 31 years (and counting) has been wasted in the penal system. I matter because I am defined by more than a crime. I matter as a man that has achieved a lot since being incarcerated. I matter so much, you should be willing to open up to explore who I am. I matter because I have been a victim (still am) of those who think I didn’t...

Black/African AmericanNon-denominational


My name is Terry. I am interested in meeting someone to develop a good friendship with. I spend most of my time reading and writing. I don't exercise as much as I should, but I do a lot of walking. 

I'm an author; unpublished for the time being. So, I have a good imagination. I have been living in a world of my own thoughts without anyone to share them with,...

American Indian/Alaska NativeNative American

Hello all! I hope life is treating you well, and you are able to keep your spirits lifted during these crazy times.

My name is Dominick, but I go by Dom. I have a lot of time on my hands, and I am hoping to find a friend or something more to help me though my time. I enjoy teasing and making others laugh. I believe laughter is medicine for the soul. I am 6’3", athletically built, and...

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Your life is music! My life is music! Together, our lives are like beautifully orchestrated symphonies or ballads. Like the harmonies of your favorite songs enlivens your life by appeasing your eats and soothing your soul, so will each not that you produce enlivens more like a melodious tone. Together, each note of our lives produces depth and is significant and vibrant, leading to a masterful...

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Hispanic/Latino AmericanOther


My name is Arturo, but my friends and family call me “Art”. With Covid and all the chaos going on in the free world, I truly hope everyone is in good health physically and mentally. I like to focus on positive energy. As you can see, I’m 36 years of age trying to complete my rehabilitation, education, and I’m focused...

Black/African AmericanBaptist

First, let me say sorry fellas, but this is only for the ladies.

Ladies, hello!

I want to start off by thanking you for taking some of your time and checking out my profile! I decided to join Write A Prisoner because I have been incarcerated for awhile now and it gets lonely in here, so I’m looking for a friend. Someone who I can communicate and converse with. I don’t pass...

Black/African AmericanNon-denominational

Hello ladies, I'm Jayshawn Pierce. I'm 6'2", hazel green eyes, and a nice built man.

I'm interested in women that have room to receive love. I love to love my woman.

Download Jpay to get in touch with me.

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What up?
If you're reading this, I thank you! Ronnie G. Sartin,Jr., is the name. I'm hoping to connect with cool people to kick it with!
A bit about myself. 44 year old White Man. Standing 6 feet tall, and weighing in at 220 lbs. Tatted up! I'm a Pisces, so with me it's either coy fish, or Jaws!

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Hi, my name is Kyle. Prison can be a lonely place, and it would be good to get some outside communication from some good people. I’m a big guy, but I’m not build like a station wagon. I’m secure with how God made me. This is my first time joining WriteAPrisoner, and I know that there’s a lot of guys on this site, but I stand alone. I’m very open and honest with...

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Black/African AmericanMuslim

Hey, my name is Vincent. I’m 30 years old and sadly I’m currently serving a life sentence for an unfortunate event that I’m fighting to vindicate myself of as we speak. But, as you know, these fights can sometimes last well past 12 rounds, and can be mentally draining.

So, with that being said, I’m looking to find someone...

Black/African American

To start this with a little about myself and situation, I was convicted of a crime on circumstantial evidence and no positive indemnification.

At the time of my conviction, I had no sense of the law or the process. I was given a lawyer that who was ineffective, egregious, and did not have my best result of innocence at mind, who pushed a plea deal of life to avoid a death sentence....

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Black/African AmericanSpiritual

Hi Friend,

First and foremost I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your blessed day to read these words and getting to know a little information about me. I say a little because I cannot fully express myself within these limited number of words. I am a kind and caring person. I enjoy all types of music, reading books, watching movies, and exercise. I am behind these...

Black/African AmericanChristian

My name is Jacquece. I’m 5’8’’, 210lbs with an athletic build and honey brown eyes. I’m loyal, honest, trustworthy, kind, caring, funny, and a hopeless romantic. I’m not a drug addict or alcoholic so no need to worry about that. I work out five days a week so I’m in great shape. While I’ve been in prison, I’ve been going to school picking up trades. First, I got my GED then HRD (Human...

Hispanic/Latino AmericanCatholic

My name is Luis and I’ve been locked up since 18 and 41 now so most of my life will be wasted behind these fences and walls because I am doing a life sentence. I am family-oriented. I am the oldest of six: two sisters and three brothers. I have never been married and I have no kids. I have four nieces, four nephews, and one cat. Well Manchas was never mine but I was very protective of her for...

Black/African AmericanChristian

I'm laid-back, have a cool sense of humor with a confident swag. I love to create a chill atmosphere, have fun, and turn up with family and friends.

I'm loyal and honest with a big heart. I love educating myself, working out, cooking, and am very talented in drawing, body tattooing, designing clothes, and singing. I did security with the legendary death row records for years so my...

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Hi there!

Won’t you allow me a quick instant to plead my case? No pun intended. Okay, well, maybe so, but nonetheless I find myself at a loss for words, not knowing exactly what to say or where to start.

One thing for certain is I’m in such need of friendship.

Being on this side of the fence for as long as I’ve been, well, it’s made me cherish and value something as...

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I'm looking for someone to talk to, someone willing to be there for me as I'm doing this time.

Black/African AmericanChristian

Greetings unknown beauties,

I’m reaching out with the hopes of obtaining a genuine friendship with someone that’s worthy of me building on under these circumstances.

I’m looking for someone that’s fun, entertaining, but yet intriguing, that’s not one dimensional or judgmental, who’s somewhat well-rounded and down to earth, and not too extra, who can basically hold a decent...