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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.

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Thomas Horn #561543Primary Picture
Angola, Louisiana31Straight

Hello, my name is Thomas. I go by the nickname 2G. I always get asked this so I'll just go ahead and answer ahead of time lol. Yes, I have gold teeth, yes I have tattoos. But I also have a bright, joyful spirit and I'm a fun loving, thoughtful person. There's more to me than just what meets the eyes.

I've experienced and overcome a lot in life but I've also learned a lot along the way...

Luis Trevino #R62319Primary Picture
Sumner, Illinois38Straight


My name is Luis and I joined Write a because I’m looking to socialize with people all across the country.  I look forward to being friends with great open minded females that like to exchange ideas, wants, desires and engage in meaningful conversations.

I like to engage in positive activities, seeking to enhance my...

Chillicothe, Ohio54Straight

Hello. My name is Tracy and this is my 2nd time on Write A Prisoner. I am looking for friends and/or family in search of a support network of good folks who I can relate to and they relate to me in sharing interests and one another's lives.

I have been in prison since 1997 and am currently seeking an earlier date to go to the parole boarding the hopes of another chance. I will...

Heath Nelson #358454 - Primary Picture
Jackson, Michigan53Straight


My name is Heath L. Nelson. I am 52 years young and 6’3” and 326 pounds. I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m in prison for 2nd degree murder and kidnapping. I’m looking for friendship and more. I’m a very strong man who’s looking for a strong woman that I can build a solid foundation with.
I have not let my situation define me as a man. I am a family man that...

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Ione, California36Straight


My name is Michael, but my boys call me Mikey.

I spend most of my time at work. I'm the lead man in the Cal P.I.A. (California Prison Industry Authority) meat plant. I work 14 hour days, 5 days a week. Some days it's tough, but I'm thankful for the opportunity to learn a trait. In case they do allow me to be free one day.

As you can see, I don't have much free...

Lucasville, Ohio37Straight
African AmericanNon-denominational

To whom it may concern,

I’m a Black male in search of nonjudgmental, very open minded pen pals. Age, race, height, weight or geographic location don’t matter. I’m 37, 5’9”, 268 pounds, light skin, brown eyes, a few tattoos, muscular build, athletic and love to work out!

Born in Detroit, Michigan, raised in Cleveland, Ohio…I’m an avid reader, love to travel, seeking CDL’s. I...

Chowchilla, California27Straight

Hi, my name is Olivia. I’m 26 years old, born and raised in Fontana, California. I’m looking for friends to write me. I’ve been incarcerated since 2014. It has been a very heart wrenching and devastating experience and my goal is to do all I can to ensure the rest of my life is spent living for others and helping prevent similar situations.

I’m on this site because most of my friends...

Blythe, California22Straight

Honest and sincere,

Hello, my name is Christian.  I'm 22 years old and am from Santa Ana, a city in Orange County, California.  I am serving a sentence of 18 years to Life with the possibility to parole one day.  I've been incarcerated since the age of 16 and have lost connection with the outside world other than my family.  I'm looking to meet someone, get to know...

Orofino, Idaho20Gay


I’m Eldon.  I am 20 years old and I'm looking for someone fun out there - maybe someone who will end up being my best friend.  I don't really have anyone out there and it's been kind of lonely.  In my heart, there's so much longing and hope that it won't be like this forever. 

All I want is to share my dreams with someone who truly understands me. ...

Rahway, New Jersey52Straight

HELP!!! MAN DOWN!!! In need of friendship on the outside. I’ve been incarcerated for 29 years. It’s been a long journey. I know there must be a better world out there. I have started to become disenfranchised with society as seen through TV. I need to hear good news and good times from good people.

I’m a humorous, caring individual stuck in what surely must be purgatory. So brighten my...

Mansfield, Ohio34Straight

I am ambitious, business, and goal-oriented. I enjoy dressing up and nice cologne. I also like writing and creating music which is a strong passion of mine.

I am an individual that is seeking legacy and immortality, in the spirit. I am nondenominational, as there are many roads that can be taken which all leads to the same destination. I have a very silly side that is reserved for...

Antwine Stafford #G-26013 - Primary Picture
Delano, California37Straight
African AmericanBaptist

Day-to-day striving to be opulent in knowledge while being a bilateral thinker at the same time. Just the mindset of me, Antwine Stafford, a 36 year old African-American man that's very charismatic, charming, and handsome, but most importantly down-to-earth.

I’m a kind-hearted Sagittarius who's really try’na right his wrongs in life.

My favorite things are sports, education,...

Eloy, Arizona33Straight


My name is James and I am looking to develop positive and meaningful friendships.

Some of my interests include reading books of almost all genres, learning about new places and cultures and finding out more about my Russian heritage. 

My immediate goals are taking personal enrichment courses, obtaining my BA in Business Management and learning Russian....

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Coalinga, California46Straight

Hello, my name is Jose. I am 46 years of age and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I have been incarcerated since 2003. Although things have been rough, I’ve managed to stay strong mentally, physically and spiritually. My hobbies include working out, playing sports, reading and writing.

Since coming to prison I’ve learned a lot about myself and although I wasn’t the greatest human...

Represa, California33Straight


I’m Corei. I would shake your hand, however I fear my arm isn’t long enough.

I’ve been incarcerated since I was 19. I’m now 33. As you can probably imagine, this is a pretty lonely place, and to be honest I’m tired of the same people’s conversations.

I’m looking to meet new people and hopefully create new and lasting relationships. It is difficult to make friends...

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Shirley, Massachusetts34Straight

Not sure where to begin, there is a lot to say. I am a single father to three amazingly beautiful little girls. They are my world.

Currently, I am just looking for friends, nothing serious, not saying there is no potential for something more. Due to circumstances, one day I was engulfed by a tornado, woken up like Dorothy in another realm. The land of Oz, in my case, a prison cell for...

Milishia Gosha #0001023682Primary Picture
Alto, Georgia35

Hello there…

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.  My name is Milishia Rene Gosha.  I’m originally from Mount Dora, Florida.  I’m 33 years of age.  I’ve been incarcerated since I was 14 years old and it’s lonely in here.  I’m looking to share a friendship that is meaningful and sincere.

I’m fluent in Spanish and sign language. I love to...

Ely, Nevada47Straight

Hi there,

My name is Rob.  I love to read and also watch movies.  Some of my favorite books are Game of Thrones (still waiting for book #6!), The Book Thief, Gone With the Wind and 1984.  Some of my favorite films are The Town, Braveheart, and Bridesmaids.  What are some of yours?

I hope to write people from across the USA as well as around the world, and I...

Gardner, Massachusetts29Straight

Hi, my name is Shawn and I’d like to know you. I’m looking to get to know a woman who I can build with on any and all aspects of life. Who I can get to know and allow to get to know me in the process.

I’m Black, Irish, Cherokee, and English. I love to read and play sports. I’m currently gaining my certification as a fitness trainer. I enjoy anything that has to do with being out in the...

Menard, Illinois29Straight
African AmericanChristian



My name is Willie. I’m a down to earth, Southern Illinois kind of guy with a good sense of humor, who’s hoping to become friends with some really genuine people and talk about the many different things we’ve experienced throughout the journey we’ve been on in life as well. I feel as though the greatest thing in life at this very moment...

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Leonard Knighten #00749151Primary Picture
Amarillo, Texas51Straight
African AmericanMuslim


To you; whoever you may be. My name is Leonard, but everybody calls me K-Love. Genuine friendships are what I’m seeking, nothing more and absolutely nothing less. I consider myself to be non-judgmental, sincere, and a person of integrity who doesn’t mind a little humor every now and then. More about me…?

I enjoy music, reading, writing, and playing chess. I’m currently...

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Delano, California35Straight
African AmericanAgnostic

As I wait on the sun to rise bringing in a new day, I realize I'm looking for someone who understands that others are not for us to possess, but only just for this purpose - to experience, to have an experience with. I'm not looking for perfection, I seek only ambition, progress, and open-mindedness, as these are the things I strive for in my own life.

I’m Floyd, a college-educated man...

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Cumberland, Maryland39Straight
African AmericanMuslim


My name is R.J. Manning. I would first like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile. It’s my hope that this site can be the catalyst to my meeting genuine, kind, good hearted people.

About me: I am a 39 year old writer who is incarcerated. My first novel “Bullets and Black Roses” is set for publication in 2020. I’m in prison because I made misguided decisions...

Huntsville, Texas43Straight

Stop!!! Hold it! Don’t Panic!

A life sentence here does “Not” mean “literal” life, okay? I’m up in 2022 I’m on my way at the door! I’m so ready, too.

Now, I know writing a gut with a life sentence may not be on top of your to-do list (top 10 maybe?). But look on the bright side; at least you’ll know where to find me, for a couple more years that is! Besides, you never know, we...

Christopher Bock #386845 - Primary Picture
Angola, LouisianaStraight

Hi, my name is Chris and I am just looking to meet some of y’all and maybe become friends. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and came to Louisiana for work. I wasn’t planning on being here this long! It’s a long way home. I’ve been at this prison for about 23 years. I am just looking to meet some people and maybe become friends. I like to stay busy and try to have a little fun and enjoyment in...