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gemwizard88
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heya there all, i am back and my dsl is up now :)

but hey i got a letter from a pp in SC, federal corr instutiion there, in bennettsville, sc..

and he asked for my eamil addy, and said he can email me at corrlinks.

now i am unemployed here, is there any costs????

if it costs, i woudl rather write it out and use a stamp, that woudl be cheaper.

Emily

Edited by: gemwizard88 on Mar 26 2011 - 5:04pm Reason: Imported from old database.
tayla
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Hi,
never have used corrlinks.com not sure if that is helpful for you.
Sign-up for a new account
Fund the account with as little as $5 using a Mastercard/VISA
Add your inmate number
Create and send a message

or just check the corrlink.com webside.:)

english2791
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i don't think there is any charge for u i don't see how that could happen he probably has to pay but im not sure.I have written to someone that wants to use email myself so we will c if i get a response.

gemwizard88
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yes i guess we will. lol, he said he needs my eamil which i am sending him today, then he can set it up i guess. we will see, once i can get in i can check it out furher, i just dont like surprises with a bunch of hidden fees :)

rosienkc
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1. How do I use this site?
You must sign-up by agreeing to the terms and conditions of usage and creating an account. If you’re communicating with an inmate at a subscribing state or county facility, you will also need to fund your account using a Mastercard or VISA credit card.

If you’re communicating with a federal inmate you will need to add inmates with the identification code sent to you by email.

With your account, you’ll be able to add inmates with whom you wish to communicate. You will need to know the inmate number to add them to your address book.

Once the inmate is added, you can compose and send a new message.

2. Is there a charge for using this site?
Charges for using this site are based upon agreements with Correctional agencies. This site does not charge for sending or receiving messages from inmates at Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities with TRULINCS. Sending messages to Iowa inmates costs $0.25 per message.

3. When are messages delivered?
Messages are generally delivered by the institution staff at a time of their choosing.

4. Can my message be held up for delivery?
The institution staff have the final authority for delivery of any and all messages and may review it, hold it or reject it just like any other package or letter entering the institution.

5. If my message is rejected, do you refund the fee?
Just like any other letter mailed to the inmates at an institution, the fee to send a letter is the cost of transporting the message to the facility. If the institution rejects a letter, no fee will be refunded.

6. My loved one is no longer at the facility. Will you refund my balance?
Yes. If all inmates in your address book have been released from our subscribing institutions, you may request a cancellation of your account and a refund of your remaining balance. We will issue the refund to your credit card within 48 hours.

7. I can’t figure out this site. Can I call you for help?
Sorry, we keep the fees for users of this site low by providing online support only. The process to use this site is very simple – please see Question #1 – How do I use this site.

8. When will I be able to send messages to inmates at xyz institution?
We are working on adding facilities for friends and families to communicate with incarcerated loved ones but are not able to predict when a facility may be added. If your loved one is at a subscribing facility, you’ll be able to add them to your address book with the inmate number. If they are at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility, please visit InmateMessage.com for instructions.

9. Are my messages monitored?
The institution housing an inmate determines its need for monitoring messages, letters and other communication. If desired, the institution may monitor any or all messages for any or all inmates. CorrLinks staff does not monitor your messages but may need to assist the institution in such monitoring from time to time.

10. I have forgotten my login and/or password. Can you reset it?
We have provided a self-reset tool for your user name and password that utilizes the questions and answers you provided at sign-up. Our staff does not reset user passwords, nor can provide a previously used username or password.

11. How will the charge appear on my credit card statement?
Credit card charges made on the CorrLinks web site will appear on your credit card statement as ADVANCED TECHONOLOGIES.

12. How can I contact CorrLinks?
You can contact CorrLinks from the Feedback

13. Why do I see a $1.01 charge on my credit card statement?
Depending on your credit card provider, you may see a temporary $1.01 authorization charge on your statement. This authorization is processed by Western Union, our credit card processor, to validate the account and is automatically removed within 3-4 business days.

14. I signed up for your service but never received my verification link, what happened?
Please check your spam folder to make sure that your email provider did not mark it as spam. Be sure to add web [at] corrlinks [dot] com to your address book so that messages from CorrLinks don’t get flagged. If you still cannot find your link, click here to have it sent again.

english2791
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update: i just got an email from corrlinks to say my federal prisoner wanted to correspond with me using the service so i registered and there was no charge i think however there is a charge for other things like sending money or packages but doesn't seem to be one for an email account.

mellie
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my guy also told me to get on corrlinks ^^ good someone started this topic hahaha

gemwizard88
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well intersting, my pp said to wait ti i get another letter that he has to add me into it, i guess, i have no idea man, or maybe i iwll get an eamil, we will see, if there is no charge to send eamils that is sweet...but we will see :)

english2791
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I think you have to wait until you get the corrlinks email to say you have an invitation because they gave me a number to register with but it seems like its set up much like jpay is or yahoo you have to go there to receive your mail.

gemwizard88
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I got that email and a number to register with, and now i gotta wait 30 mintues it says,
it wil be active in 30 mintues..then i can look around shall we say. butmy pp sent it... :)

gemwizard88
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now my pp is in a fed prison so from what i am gathering there should be no charge. but we will see :) , no charge for email s that is

gemwizard88
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oh hes in there as subscribing inmate, hes just in pending status, eveyrthing in good time :)

dreaa
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i got a email saying they were switching to corrlinks and that i would get a code on the 5th but that im not to register till i get it ..hopefully they wont charge us both to send emails M and i email at least 2 times a day sometimes more but thats usually only one weekends.either way its nice that i dont have to wait two weeks to hear from him

english2791
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no charge for emailing on corrs

gemwizard88
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Yes, I just replied to him after he sent me one today, no charge for me, is thre a charge for him? i hope not.....it just went thru, very cool

english2791
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i sent my reply back on sunday nothing back yet from him he told me he doesn't get access to the computer much not sure how it works for them we may be back to snail mail

rosienkc
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I'm thinking about finding a Federal pp just for the e-mail advantage! That is awsome! :aHi5:

gemwizard88
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well i didnt have to put a credtit card number in or nothing, it was cool, once i got the eamil , from them i was in, but it was pending about 24 hours,,,and its funy cuase he emails and says you shoudl get a letter in a day or two, lettr? if this is free, lol then lets eamil..LOL

i dunno if they can print them and get a copy? or how it does, i hope hes not paying to use it either.

gemwizard88
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In the end now we have sent two eamils each, and he says he might not respond cuase its costs mintues i dunno waht charge
but when i read the info on the stie, it says fed prisons dont charge unless iowa andhes not in iowa and in relaity iowa only charges a quarter whcih is actually cheaper then a stamp currently.

i am beiging to think hes scamming me...or just white lies.
the first eamil he sent to me and some other gal, i could see her eamil addy in ther subject there with mine, wonder if that was chepaer for him?i dunno anything. but he wrote me on paper a long letter saying he hopes i am not upset and etc etc, shes some 18 year old and hes not intrested in her and etc etc...hum. this is the same guy i had to directly say to him point blank i am not looking for a relainthsip other then a freindship, Twice..cuase he was asking directly twice. i dunno this whole thing seems a bit fishy shall we say.
i havent had him a long time. but i dunno, something doesnt jive. and what do you do when something doesnt jive.....

english2791
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gem,
my federal prisoner in SC he also has to pay but we do not from our end

gemwizard88
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OH okay wow, thanks for that , cuase i really was wondering...lol

mellie
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I'm kicking this topicup ^^

I got a verification code, finally... took him long enough ( rolls eyes ) and then i have send my first email with it, I was so freaking nervous, I was thinking like oh god what if he doesn't get it or can't log in or what if bla bla bla you know it females huh :P
wel I got my first reply on corrlinks ^^ hurray for me \o/
only thing I hate is you have to login and all to see email, I loved getting it in my own mailbox!!! so I'm abit down about that. but oh well we can't complain right! cause we can get a mail through this system from our pp/friends ^^

mamapuffs1551
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hello e1,i am new here and dont know how this works...My son is in Federal prison and would like to have a penpal to write too.Something to ease the stresses of prison life.Please write and tell me what to do.....Thank You

mamapuffs1551
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to gemwizard88 the prison guys tell u what they think u want to hear,period.They have nothing to lose since they r jailed,and will try to get money and alot of other things,if ur not careful.The reason I can say this is,i am going on what my son has told me about guys in prison....so be careful an pay attention to ur heart and head...thinking of u,mamapuffs

Patty_Y
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My PP in Pennsylvania has Corrlinks and it's great. It doesn't cost me anything but it does cost him 5 cents a minute to be on the site with a 15 minute maximum. I get an e-mail from him daily just saying hi or telling me what he did that day. We still write long letters by mail since he enjoys getting real mail. I have it set-up where it e-mails my yahoo account when I have a new message from him which is very convenient.

SandyF
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I've written to a Federal inmate who has access to corrlinks, hope we can use it !

I'm using Jpay with my other pp - and as Gem says, you have to go on the site and log in with a wordpass, then you can read the letter and save it on computer as well as the mails you sent) which is nice, because this way I can keep a track of our electronic correspondence !

And I've done the same thing as Patty, set it up so that whenever my pp writes me, I get an e-mail on my yahoo address on my Blackberry ! I'm in France and I always get that e-mail first thing in the morning when I wake up (the notification arrives around 4 am) which of course puts a great smile on my face :p

But I love snail mail and want to keep doing both !

Elekdink
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I am currently writing a prisoner on corrlinks.com. It is a wonderful site. It do not cost me anything, but it do cost the inmate. I believe that they charge by the minute. If the inmate can type their cost is low. There are times when I can write to my pen pal (when he has not money) and he can read it without any cost. I love corrlinks, mainly because it is quicker. It takes the prison approx. two hours to relay the messages between us.

mamapuffs1551
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I need help getting things fixed so my son can send messages to me.can someone please help me? [dot] [dot] [dot] [dot] [dot] mamapuffs [at] windstream [dot] net

sunkist
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I need help getting things fixed so my son can send messages to me.can someone please help me? [dot] [dot] [dot] [dot] [dot] mamapuffs [at] windstream [dot] net

Depends on your sons Unit,for corrlink you need a code he has to send you.

Gerri
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I thought inmates could not send e mail well I know in Texas they can recieve Jpay but I dont think corrlinks is being used on my PP's Unit as yet, then again I could be wrong

sunkist
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I thought inmates could not send e mail well I know in Texas they can recieve Jpay but I dont think corrlinks is being used on my PP's Unit as yet, then again I could be wrong

TX inmates can't send emails.Some States (fed.prison)allow them to use corrlink.
My hubby in TX just can get my emails by jpay but he's not allowed to send me one.

tygeris49
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thats how i correspond with my man i pay nothing for him it does we email sometimes 5 or 6 times a day sometimes 2 times its great not having to wait for mail . but no it does not cost me anything . you will get a message from corr links asking for you to accept or decline and they give you a conformation number to use and once your confirmed usualy 24 hours sometimes less you can stare writting each other .

scotthongkong
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I'm kicking this topicup ^^

I got a verification code, finally... took him long enough ( rolls eyes ) and then i have send my first email with it, I was so freaking nervous, I was thinking like oh god what if he doesn't get it or can't log in or what if bla bla bla you know it females huh :P
wel I got my first reply on corrlinks ^^ hurray for me \o/
only thing I hate is you have to login and all to see email, I loved getting it in my own mailbox!!! so I'm abit down about that. but oh well we can't complain right! cause we can get a mail through this system from our pp/friends ^^

I was waiting Mellie to get some notification from my email inbox so say that I had an email form corr links. You get busy and I never once thought to think to check corr links again. I got a letter recently from my pp saying he was worried and why was I not responding! I responded back staright away and now I find that he is in ad seg so I guess that will be the end of the email exchange!

scotthongkong
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My PP in Pennsylvania has Corrlinks and it's great. It doesn't cost me anything but it does cost him 5 cents a minute to be on the site with a 15 minute maximum. I get an e-mail from him daily just saying hi or telling me what he did that day. We still write long letters by mail since he enjoys getting real mail. I have it set-up where it e-mails my yahoo account when I have a new message from him which is very convenient.

How do you do that Patty (the email into the yahoo account)

sunkist
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How do you do that Patty (the email into the yahoo account)

I guess she is saying yahoo (her email account)will get that Informationmail from corrlink that she is having a message,write an email copy it to corrlinks.
You are not able to send it from your own (yahoo or whatever) emailaccount.

sunkist
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thats how i correspond with my man i pay nothing for him it does we email sometimes 5 or 6 times a day sometimes 2 times its great not having to wait for mail . but no it does not cost me anything . you will get a message from corr links asking for you to accept or decline and they give you a conformation number to use and once your confirmed usualy 24 hours sometimes less you can stare writting each other .

you don't have to pay for it but he has to...

termishajenkins
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no charge for emailing on corrs

OK I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY I AM LOOKING FOR MY BD HE SAID HE BE ON HERE SO HOW WOULD I FIND AND HIS PAGE HELP ME HE IS IN POLLOCK LA:badidea:

termishajenkins
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OK I TRY TO SEE HOW THIS THING WORK BUT FOR REAL LET ME KNOW

UKGAL
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is his name Maurice jenkins?

scotthongkong
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I think this corrlinks is a great thing. I love talking to my J each day. It really is great. Smae only the Federal Prisoners have the ability to email. It can only be a good thing to allow them to contact loved ones.

tinysdp
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Wow what will they think of next emails from prison.

Webmaster
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Hello All,

A lot of people are coming to WriteAPrisoner.com looking for corrlinks.com (CorrLinks). While we're happy to be getting so many new visitors, if you're looking for CorrLinks, you will need to visit their actual website: http://www.corrlinks. CorrLinks is the website where you are able to email federal inmates, and those same federal inmates are able to email you back. CorrLinks has a contract with the government to do this. WriteAPrisoner.com cannot help facilitate actual emails to prisoners like CorrLinks does. We print and send email forwards from new pen-pals to inmates. This is quite different. Unlike CorrLinks, our email forwards still go through the prison mailroom.

Because of the empirical evidence available on inmates maintaining contact with the outside world and reducing their chances of returning to prison, it seems as though many states and counties are adopting this same system although not exclusively through CorrLinks.com. It is probably only a matter of time before most inmates in America have some access to email, however it will probably always be under very strict guidelines. We will provide a section with more information on these services as more information becomes available.

Be well,
Adam Lovell

eddiebear
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jpay also has the option to send and receive emails...cost of a stamp

eddiebear
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Im not sure either english...
As for jpay a couple of guys have that in my guys prison too,i thought theyd have one or the other ??

some do , some dont...all depends on the contract

Gerri
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Tuxedo can issue you with a pre-paid master card which you can use on j-pay and cellmail i know because i have used mine on both sites

YMIHere
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Stagnated;947238 wrote:
I have had 3 of my pp's propose this. So far I have had a few minor emails with the first and am waiting for identification code from the other two.

I have also offered my opinion of this in my response letters, along these lines.

While I am not opposed to e-mail, and feel it does have its uses. Such as, notifying the other person that the letter is being held or returned, something happened (like a lockdown) and the mail is currently very sslllllllllllllllllllllooww A short happy (whatever holiday), or some important, time critical, event. Even a quick “hi, I miss you”. To be honest, it is not my preferred method of corresponding.

This ability to form my words and thoughts no matter how long I find is one of my biggest attractions to letter writing. Believe me, you do not gain the same interaction nor satisfaction within some e-mail, (never mind the joy of finding that letter in your mailbox :coolgleamA: ) where being sparse and precise are the norm and one word/one line responses are all too commonplace. Whilst every new advancement in communication seems to make it worse!

Writing letters is probably one of the few things where one can slow down, put one’s thoughts, ideas, or even ravings :crazy: in order. Without all those distractions.

But thats just me ;)

I'm with you which is why I still handwrite my letters. Crippled fingers and everything, it all just FLOWS when I write. I type 65 wpm but it just doesn't FLOW.

YMIHere
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I have to wonder what kind of chuckle head could come here, look at what they're looking at and still be clueless enough to think that they are registering for an inmate e-mailing system.

english2791
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no sorry but with me i think it was only a week

english2791
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corrlinks is a beautiful thing if its down for an evening im at my wits end.....lol

english2791
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my fiance is in medium going to low at some point so they are rarely on lockdown

english2791
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im not sure about the usp's i thought they all did but im not sure