One of the people I wrote to a year and a half ago from here was granted clemency and released. I had been going through quite a bit and not writing much to anyone for a month or two, so we had lost touch.
But he looked me up after he was out and we caught up a little on our lives. He's doing well and it's a HUGE adjustment. I'm glad he's healthy and happy.
Just a little story to let people writing know pen pals often become "outside world" friends too, which is great because you get to see a person find success and be with their family, the things a lot of people really miss the most while in prison.