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Kathyfowler
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Help me sign up my inmate please.

I dont Understand how to sign my son. The inmate. Up to receive pen pals. 

Kirsten
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Hi Kathy,

here's the link on how to do it.

https://writeaprisoner.com/inmate-new-listing

Hope this helps.

Good luck!

Kirsten

If you have any further question, just ask. I can't promise you to know everything (I never uploaded a profile myself, just renewed one once), but I'm sure there'll be ppl to help you out.

Plarkin57
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I've signed my son up. How do inmates get emails?

Kirsten
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What do you mean? Some facilities do allow prisoners to get or/and send emails. That's going to depend on the state and /or the facility your son is at. Or maybe you meant sth. else and I didn't understand what you said...

Viv-D
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When you sign up it makes you out your address I sent a email to a inmate will they be able to see that address so they can send a letter back

Jayner05
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How does this work 

VioletGrey
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1. Look at inmate ads  
2. Choose someone you think you will click with, something you might have in common or someone that seems to be sincere and genuine in finding a friend to write to. 
3a. Write a paper and pen letter to the inmate you choose 3b. Use the "email" the prisoner now feature on WAP, which WAP will print as a paper and ink letter and send (only 2 dates per month) the letter to the inmate on your behalf. This is only for intial contact and can only be used once. If you want to write more than one inmate then refer to step 3a. 
4. Wait. Patiently. For sometimes many weeks. 
5. Wait some more. 
6. Receive an letter from your new pal and continue from there. 
 

There also services which can make contact quicker depending on what State they're in and what they have access to at their facility. JPay and Corrlinks are the main ones, and are like a kind of secure email service that doesn't actually give inmates access to the internet. Corrlinks is free for the people on the outside, or you can pay a small fee for a premium account. And you have to be added by an inmate, so you give them your email address and you'll get sent an invitation email to accept of decline.  I know less about JPay but you can send your pen pal "stamps" so they can email you back. The best place to get info on JPay is their website. Or look at the other 5 million questions about JPay on the forum. 

Other than that, which gets a bit confusing, you might want to start with the basics. Keep it Stone Age and just use and pen and some paper, or even type a letter and send it in an envelope. Nothing wrong with traditional snail mail. Apart from that is slow. Like it's namesake the snail. 
Happy Writing!

FreeTugg4400
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How do I post for my inmate account 

Kirsten
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Did you pay for an ad and give your info to WAP?

Shanikemcbride0613
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How do I create a bio 

Shanikemcbride0613
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Where do I go to , to do so 

melanieburns4ever
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go to the website, www.writeaprisoner.com, click on the big green button, start.  the website asks about you first and its almost as much info as your gonna give on your son.  when you get finished with your infomation, if the website doesn't take you to the page about him, go to list a inmate. this post is old, surely you have figured it out by now.  good luck, i have a son in there too.

minister of God
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My name is Patricia Pitts, I don't know how to sign up an inmate can you please assist me?

VioletGrey
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Hi Patricia, 

Here's the link to register a new inmate with Write a Prisoner. 
https://writeaprisoner.com/inmate-new-listing 

Candilove
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Ok i filled out a Pen-pal & Reintergration form for a friend and hes not getting any info on it ,i payed the 50.00 with a money order and mailed it with the form last month Can anyone tell me how to find out any info?

Aquarius88
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Yes I'm trying to sign my brother up it took my money but saying he's doesn't have a profile I need help as well 

Tashima214
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I signed my brother up to and paid $50 and it's saying profile not found. I just mailed them.

Kirsten
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In pre-Covid times it could take up to 5 work days for a profile to be uploaded and shown on the site. I've got no idea  whether this time span may have become longer or not.

M.shabazz
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Read the rules and terms and follow said instruction 

M.shabazz
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Hey how are u doing?

Melissa19730
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Can someone please explain to me how to sign my son up to find pen pals?

 

Kirsten
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Hi Melissa,

here's the link on how to do it.

https://writeaprisoner.com/inmate-new-listing

Hope this helps.

Good luck!

Kirsten

D_Man97
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How long before you will see imates profile that you listed and paid for? I listed my son yesterday and paid. Thank you for the help

D_Man97
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How long before you will see imates profile that you listed and paid for? I listed my son yesterday and paid. Thank you for the help

Kirsten
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In pre COVID times it was up to 5 workdays. I'm not sure if it might take longer now or not.

D_Man97
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Thank you!

Kirsten
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You're welcome! Good luck in finding a pp /friend for your son.

Filipino76
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I did a profile for my brother and paid $50 but he not showing up can somebody help me 

Kirsten
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When did you do that? In pre- Covid times it could take up to 5 workdays to have a profile up & running. I'm not sure if it might take a little longer now, due to shortage( Illness/quarantine?) of staff?

Chrispartlow513
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I don’t kno how to sign my inmate up on here please help me

Kirsten
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Hi Chris,

this link

https://writeaprisoner.com/inmate-new-listing

should show you how to proceed further. Just follow the prompted instructions and it ought to be working.

Good luck in finding a pp for your loved one!

Dawn P Brazier
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Am I the only one who finds this almost impossible to navigate?

Dollbeauty
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Hi do all the inmates see our address ? 

VioletGrey
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@Dawn - no, you're not alone. A lot of people find this site and the processes confusing. 
 

@Dollbeauty - no, inmates cannot see your address. As inmates don't have (legal) access to internet they cannot look at Write a Prisoner. Your address is only used if you use the WAP email feature, and it will be used as the return address. No one here on the forum or any inmates can see your address. 

 

ktrue
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Won't let me get into system

ktrue
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Won't let me get into system. Trying to sign up my son and can't find where to do it. Please let me know where it's done.

Kirsten
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Here's the link for you on how to do it:

https://writeaprisoner.com/inmate-new-listing

Sara_Lance
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Hello everyone,
I'm new here and I was wondering what the email address means that is shown once an inmate is on your list. Then you can see more info and then there's an email address and I wrote an email to this address and I don't know what to expect now.
Thx for the help in advance.
Sarah

McConihe
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Okay I got you kindly text wilsonsjohn96 [at] gmail [dot] com this mail he's gonna explains better for you 

McConihe
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Okay I got you kindly text wilsonsjohn96 [at] gmail [dot] com this mail he's gonna explains better for you 

McConihe
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Well is your response from the email address?.. for more info send mail to this email wilsonjohn96 [at] gmail [dot] com

Shaddy
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I need assistance to restart a profile. I thinknit expired and I want to post it again. Please help. Thanks

Kirsten
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Sarah, what email address are you talking about? That's unclear for me. Since you posted on one of The Germans here threads as well, you might get back at me there and rephrase it in German. Maybe I'll know what you mean then...

Shaddy: If you can still see that profile, then there's a link "Renew profile for x (name of the inmate) ". Use that one and follow what it says.

If you can't see the profile, please email WAP and use "Update/Renewal of an inmate's profile" in your email's subject line: general - information [at] writeaprisoner [dot] com

They'll get back to you.

Kirsten

 

fdxchic68
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I signed up an inmate and paid for the profile and it still does not show up. How long should it take to show up?

Carolbowman
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Help me sign my son up

mjuran
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Carolbowman, your question has been asked and answered multiple times in this very thread.  

Chessnotcheckers
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Hello beautiful

Kissyface805
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How do I get in contact with someone from this site.. I'm setting this account up for my brother who is in custody .. he told me there's a fee to pay.. how do I pay it also.. can you help me out

Kirsten
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Kissyface, here's the link for you:

https://writeaprisoner.com/inmate-new-listing

Joshmolina5150
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This site works I have it for my lil bro the only thing is I set his profile up and now idk how to edit it or anything I'm confused and lost but he does get a ton of mail bc of this site

Power
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My name is Lois F. Help me sigh my son up and add a photo of him, help I'm going crazy trying to sign him up, I need instructions.