Hey, so I found someone I want to write to and I was wondering how everyone else sends the first letter?
Do you email them directly from the site? Are all inmates able to receive the messages if you send it from this site? Can you attach additional photos or is it only your profile picture that's sent?
If you mail letters first instead, what has your experience with that been like?
Are your intro letters long or just a short "hey wanna write"? I'm not really sure what's more common lol
What about inmates who prefer JPay or other email services? I'm not opposed to it after looking at the site, being able to send videos actually sounds really cool! But I was really looking forward to handwriting letters. Plus, I feel like with emailing, my PP would expect me to write back often and I don't want to disappoint since I'm pretty busy :/ What's your experience using JPay? Did you like it? And if I were to send them photos on there would they be able to receive a printed copy to keep or can they only view it digitally?
What did you find worked best when writing an inmate for the first time, ice breaker wise? I wrote an introduction, but it just felt like I was talking about myself too much lol
Sorry for all the questions, I'm a little nervous. It's my first time being a penpal to anyone really, let alone an inmate where there's a whole different process lol I read about these things logistically and kinda know how they work, but I'd like to hear some personal experience from people who've done this before! Thanks in advance!