I got an email today from CorrLinks, with the name of the prisoner I wrote saying:
'This is a system generated message informing you that the above-named person is a federal prisoner who seeks to add you to his/her contact list for exchanging electronic messages. There is no message from the prisoner at this time.'
I went through and signed up, but there is (as it says) no message waiting. Does that mean I should write again, or was this a formality before the prisoner is able to contact me?