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Buddhist Prison Pen-pals

These are all the Buddhist prisoners we have listed on If you would be interested in corresponding with a Buddhist prison pen-pal, please select one from the list below.

Coldwater, Michigan57Straight

There comes a time when people search for someone to connect with. That's where the present brings me. I'm at that point in my life where gaining a friend to share myself with would be a welcome joy. To share thoughts and moments with. Build for a future.

I'm a very caring person that is open to a similar company. I've facilitated class to help others, been a rescue dog trainer,...

Waseca, Minnesota33Straight

Hi, I’m Dziyana,

I’m a Russian lady who has lived in the U.S. for the last 5 years. I’m looking for someone that is supportive and loyal. You must be family oriented. I would like my partner to be able to visit me as I have only a year sentence. I will be released soon and ready to start a new life. So get in touch soon.

Please use white paper and envelopes when writing me also...

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Abilene, Texas25Straight

Hello, my name is Jon to most. I’m 6’2 in statue roughly and 180 lbs. I have many passions in life, too many to list. I focus on “self”, most importantly. I consider this volume for a self-abnegating truth for a way to practice modesty.

I feel as if I started life at a young age. Forcing an independence some don’t realize until years later. I’m a loving, compassionate listener...

Herlong, California37Straight

Hello! My name is Ronnie, I’m a 36 year old guy, born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I am currently serving a 92 month sentence for possession with the intent to distribute.

I am an honest, open minded, friendly, down-to-earth guy who has a great sense of humor, and has always been quick to laugh. I enjoy life and try to find the positive in any situation. When I’m home my hobbies...

Ontario, Oregon55Gay

Hello! I’m excited about finding new friends, to explore our common interests and learn from our differences. I’m open to all, regardless of age or background.

I’m 6’2” and 175 pounds, trying my best to stay healthy. I’m a newcomer to jogging and a part-time vegetarian (gotta love the occasional burger!). I’ve been openly gay all my adult life with my family, work and church and I long...

Fairton, New Jersey28Straight

Hello, I'm Bobby. I'm looking forward to meeting nice and interesting people in the hopes of building a genuine friendship. I'm down to earth, outgoing, humble, and most of all family orientated being half Vietnamese, it's traditional in our culture.

I love music and skateboarding. I enjoy drawing, reading, and playing handball. When I'm free of these walls and finally able...

Canon City, Colorado55Straight

Hello there,

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.

In 1995 I was arrested for and subsequently convicted of 3 drug charges resulting in a 96 year sentence.

After a couple of years of feeling sorry for myself, and a very emotional visit with my parents (who by the way are my heroes) I made the decision to turn my life back around and work on becoming a man my...

Clallam Bay, Washington24Straight
African AmericanBuddhist

Tall, dark, and handsome! Nah, I’m playing I’m actually 5'9" but are you looking for someone who is willing to give you his time and attention? Somebody who will make a meaningful difference in your life and is drama free and, stable, growth-oriented, confidant, open, and positive? If so, I’m him.

Hello, my name is Brian Rayford, I’m 24 years old and I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada...

Pollock, Louisiana37Straight
Native AmericanBuddhist

Hello World,

It’s not by chance that you are now reading this. This moment was meant to happen, one of those times in our lives when the course is forever afterwards altered. This is the start of our journey together that will take our lives in new and unexplored directions.

I am looking for friends and partners to share my life, past, present and future with. This is no small...

St. Anthony, Idaho25Straight

I grew up in Washington State and am a Seahawks fan. I enjoy Mariners games and concerts.

I love my family. I am petty down to earth. I am here looking to make some new friends for when I get out.

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Midway, Texas33Straight

I've never realized how lonely I've been until the moment I began writing this letter. For the last 14 years, my life has been an uncertainty. Day to day I was just existing devoid of all emotions. But today, I let them go and write freely because I don't wish to remain alone anymore. I do not simply wish to exist, but to be alive with you.

I'm reaching out to you between these lines...

Thomson, IllinoisStraight

Hey there,

My name is Viet. I’m reaching out hoping to find some good positive friends. I’m seeking long-term friendships and companionship. My family has been a big part of my life. The word “family” means a lot to me. Therefore, a strong bond, loyalty, honesty, and respect is also important to me. I am very outgoing, open-minded, and a goofball at times.

I’m not always good...

Allan Abruzzino #A472-593 - Primary Picture
Grafton, Ohio38Straight

Hey Everyone. My name is Allan and I'm looking to meet some new people and make some new friends... I'm open to writing everyone and enjoy a good diversity of people.

I have a lot of interests and try to stay as busy and positive as possible. I'm doing a stretch and earned the time they gave me and now I'm trying to do the best I can with it. I really enjoy reading. I read anything but...

Coldwater, Michigan36Straight
African AmericanBuddhist

Hello! My name is Genail Postley and I am 36 and a Buddhist from Battle Creek, MI. I love life and I make an effort to laugh and find joy in the simple things.

I've learned that a sense of humor is a great therapeutic tool. I love learning new things and find no subject of greater value than self-study. My passion is art and anything creative. I also enjoy exercise, meditation, reading...

Susanville, California30Straight

Hey, what’s up? My name’s Doon and I’m hoping to correspond with a mature woman who will add some colors to the pages of my life. It gets dull in here at times despite of all the positive things prison has to offer. At the moment I’m pursuing multiple college degrees while trying to keep everything else in balance. I value education as much as I value music, literature, Japanese anime/manga...

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Kincheloe, Michigan39Straight
African AmericanBuddhist

To whom it may concern,

I’m in search of someone who can stimulate me mentally, keep me entertained and make me laugh. I’m an avid reader who loves all sports, outdoor activities however I’m always willing to Netflix and chill.

I exercise 5 days a week, I’m an animal and people person. I love to travel and given the chance I plan on visiting Egypt, Tokyo and Brazil hopefully...

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Annandale, New Jersey25Straight
African AmericanBuddhist

Tommy Pham

Hey, I would like to re-introduce myself. My name is Tommy Pham. I’ve been incarcerated since 2017.

I’m an honest, driven, loyal and a very selfless character. No matter what life throws at you, you stand tall, walk tall, and you  grow from it!

As for me, I’m physically, emotionally and mentally at my best. I strive for greatness every time I wake up! I...

LaGrange, Kentucky54Straight

Namaste. I thought long and deeply about posting a profile on this site being a sex offender, but the fact is I have to continue with life in spite of my circumstances. I can either wither and die of shame or accept my shame and move forward. I choose the latter. My motivations are this: I am a Buddhist, the only one here at this prison. I seek shelter in the Sangha out there. I have one hour...

Ely, Nevada34Straight

I am looking to attract the attention of a female who is looking for a friend who will help her become a better friend and woman than she was yesterday. 

I want a friend to build with, who will allow us to communicate and enjoy the company of one another. I would love to listen to the things you have on your mind, but can't share, due to the fact you may feel judged or...

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Dublin, California47Straight

Hey, my name is Reine Fleur but you can call me Fleur (rhymes with blur).

I'm 47 years old, a Scorpio, and from the San Francisco Bay Area. I am 5 ft. tall and 126 lbs.

I'm looking for someone who will be there for me whether I'm inside or out. I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh, so please be funny! I am family-oriented, love animals (especially dogs), all sorts of...

Blythe, California26Straight


My name is Benjamin Ma, but you can call me Ben. Hopefully we can write or talk with one another so we can become friends or more and I will be able to get the privilege to know who you are.

I have been incarcerated for some time now but I don’t allow that to keep me from being disconnected from the society or meeting new people. I live one day at a time and I hope for...

Nick Leyba #281266 - Primary Picture
Safford, Arizona32Bi-sexual

Hey everyone, my name is Nick and I am willing to write anyone who wants a pen pal…I have about 5 years left on my sentence and I feel the first step is to embrace all and their differences. So no matter your race, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation or religion I want to meet new people and hopefully one day start a new life.



Salem, Oregon24Straight

My name is Maitland Kamaunu.   I was born in Kaui, Hawaii on August 9, 1995.    Moved to Ashland, Oregon at a young age.   I do visit the islands and plan on moving to Kaui when I’m off papers.   I’m 23 years old, young, insightful, understanding, easy to get along with.   Don’t be indecisive to write.   I am a Leo, very...

Black River, Wisconsin35Straight
African AmericanBuddhist


My name is Lamont and I’m looking to meet some positive people to vibe with, have some real and deep conversations with, laugh a lot and create some good moments. I’m looking for someone to be good friends with.

I’m outgoing, very down to Earth, understanding, sincere, a deep listener and thinker, respectful, as well as open about myself and where I’m going with my life...

Gatesville, Texas42Straight

“Do not go gentle into that goodnight Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” —Dylan Thomas

Hello! Our life paths are crossing right now and I find unlikely events like this amazing and acknowledge worthy. One eastern monk liked to say everything was perfect, that our past prepared us for our life now. I try to remember this when the road is bumpy. Not so easy during…(smile) but...