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Beckakee12
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New here!!!

I'm new around here so bear with me!!!!
Just wondering how long it takes to receive your first letter back?
I reached out to a new/my first pen pal on Saturday? I know it's only Tuesday in england but just un sure how long it takes to receive one back?!?

VioletGrey
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Hi Becka, 

Depends how you reached out to them... did you write a letter and send it via post, or did you write a WAP email, or did you make a JPay account and add them and send them an email that way? 
As for how long things take, well we're still in the middle of a global pandemic that is affecting every service and industry, so there's no real answer for you. If you're in the UK and used postal mail you could wait anywhere between 2 weeks (very best case) and 3/4 months. It varies hugely. I just got two letters yesterday's from two different PPs, one sent 26th May, one dated 2nd June. But I still haven't received any mail from April or May from my main PP. Others here have received mail within a few weeks. So it really depends. 
Newbies to writing prisoners should get used to long waits and uncertainty. Also, your pen pal is your best source of information as they're at the facility so should know all the rules that apply to them. 

VioletGrey
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Hi Becka, 

Depends how you reached out to them... did you write a letter and send it via post, or did you write a WAP email, or did you make a JPay account and add them and send them an email that way? 
As for how long things take, well we're still in the middle of a global pandemic that is affecting every service and industry, so there's no real answer for you. If you're in the UK and used postal mail you could wait anywhere between 2 weeks (very best case) and 3/4 months. It varies hugely. I just got two letters yesterday's from two different PPs, one sent 26th May, one dated 2nd June. But I still haven't received any mail from April or May from my main PP. Others here have received mail within a few weeks. So it really depends. 
Newbies to writing prisoners should get used to long waits and uncertainty. Also, your pen pal is your best source of information as they're at the facility so should know all the rules that apply to them. 

MaKay
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jpay is your best bet!!!!