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Catholic Prison Pen-pals

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

Michael Luciano #B30219Primary Picture
Pontiac, Illinois46Straight

So, what do you say to someone you've never met, know nothing about, but that you're looking to meet? Exactly :)

I recently heard that I could meet some really good people on Write A Prisoner, so I've decided to give it a shot.

I'm not normally a big people person but I do enjoy good conversation. Mostly though I spend my days either drawing, painting or working on my legal...

Ashalnd, Kentucky32Straight


My name is John Chavez…I am 32 years old. I am from Orange County, California. I am Hispanic with green eyes. I am currently serving 16 years in prison and I am looking for someone who might be interested in meeting and writing with me. I enjoy working out and lifting weights. I enjoy all kinds of music and like playing soccer. I am looking for a female who has a good head on...

David Burns #222737 - Primary Picture
Suffield, Connecticut47Straight

Hi my name is David Burns. I am 47 years old and I'm 4 years in on a 10 year sentence. 

I am looking for anyone to have a pen pal relationship with anywhere in the world. I find snail mail is out dated in this time we live in, so lets bring it back.

I am open to anyone who has a story to tell about anything. I will write back to everyone. 

I like all sorts of...

Chicago, Illinois34Straight

God, family, hustle and in that order is the code I live by.  Always put God first, take care of the family next and then hustle for everything you need and want.  I go hard for mine and after the things that I want. I've had many good times and also some bad, but that's how life is.  Life has given me many things and has taken some away.  Experience and both book and...

Limon, Colorado20Straight


My name is Freddy and I’m 19 years old and about 5’10”.

I’m just looking for a good, nice and real conversation. You know, someone to connect with. Who doesn’t want that, right? I’m a really good listener and a loyal friend.

I love dogs and I like to get lost in some nice music. I love all music; I don’t have a favorite really. I also like to try new things at...

Pickneyville, Illinois27Straight

I’ve been in here, forced to watch from a distance, while the world out there passed me by. It’s easy to feel lost or hidden in this place. I realized I’ve only thought about or hoped to have a woman who would give a man like me a friend. But I haven’t put myself out there or taken a step in that direction. So, instead of being so disappointed in feeling alone, this is my way of doing...

Livingston, Texas44Straight

Greetings to one and all.

I'm searching for someone who is looking for a down-to-earth guy for friendship and conversation.   I'm easygoing with a great sense of humor.  Refuse to allow the fact that I am in prison dictate the man I am or the man I strive to be each and every day.  I'm optimistic - believe the glass is half full kind of guy and try to see the...

Pampa, Texas34Straight


My name is Omar and I am hoping to be able to meet positive women with a good mind frame. 
I would like to open up my own food truck once I am released and maybe get my CDL. I have 2 kids who need me. So, I'm trying to get back to society as soon as possible and be successful. 
Being able to correspond with someone outside these walls would be a blessing....

Ossining, New York31Straight

Hello, world! I've been stuck in this unfortunate situation for a while now, I've decided to take a step out of my comfort zone and come on here to maybe meet some new people that I can share my journey with and connect with.

I enjoy meaningful conversations and joking around here and there, I think life is about unlimited love & laughter... who knows maybe I can be that person...

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Brazoria, Texas20Straight


My name is Oscar.  I've been away since I was 18 years old.  Yes, I was young, but I'm doing things right now that are able to help me grow.  My favorite hobby is working out, along with drawing, working, dancing, laying back, and listening to Country music.   I'm a social person.  I like to sit down and listen to what people have to say, and help...

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Trenton, New Jersey27Straight

I’ve been locked up since 2007 now, and I have a decent support system and all, but I’ve been open to meeting new people around the world. So I joined “Write A Prisoner” in hopes to meet someone that I can connect and build a friendship with.

I’m not looking for love, just someone that can help distract my mind and make my time in here a little bit easier.

I’m a very humble and...

Canton, Illinois27Straight

Looking for friends and pen-pals!

Kenneth Pelletier #07457-036 - Primary Picture
Ayers, Massachusetts55Straight


My name is Ken. I'm here seeking a pen-pal who can eventually become my best friend and who knows maybe more.

I've learned that life is short and can't be planned out and only time will tell where things go if you're willing to give it a try.

No one knows what the future holds. It must unfold spontaneously if you're open-minded and adventurous. I'm hoping to...

Boise, Idaho32Straight

I am looking for a friend, someone to write to, to help me make this time go by a little faster. I was born in Los Angeles but raised mostly in Idaho. My first language is Spanish. I like to watch funny movies. I love playing handball and any sport really. The music I listen to is Romantic Spanish music but I like a little bit of everything.

Don’t let my crime fool you, I am a good...

Conroe, Texas23Straight

Jaryd is a 23-year-old independent, young man that loves football and sports trivia as well as video games and reading. He is a deep thinker and kind and compassionate.

We moved a lot and lived in PA, CO, CA, LA, TX, and NJ. He recently split from his girlfriend and would love some new friends to help lift his spirits as he awaits a trial that may take years. Jaryd loves to help others...

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Lompoc, California28Straight

I am Alan, I am Filipino and looking for someone to have good conversations with.  I’m hoping to meet someone willing to share their goals, dreams, and burdens with.  I’m finishing school while incarcerated.   I like to work out, read books and write.

Sonyea, New York38Straight

Hello, I am a 38-year-old male from Buffalo, NY. I am currently incarcerated in NY.

While here, I do all that I can to stay positive and productive, with my focus being on passing time productively and preparing for the future. I enjoy reading and working out. Everyone incarcerated has a story and reasons for landing us where we are. I am not a perfect man, but I am a good one. I have...

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Gatesville, Texas56Straight

I'm 56 years old with hazel eyes and brown hair.    My weight is 230 on a 6’ 2” frame and I've never been in better shape or felt better.  I'm doing time on a felony assault and escape where I've received 39 years in 2006.  I'm in my 14th year and come up for parole every year.  The last couple of years the parole people have been very positive, so I feel I'm...

Profile Alert! This profile is new! It was just posted on 4/27/2020
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Larned, Kansas33Straight

Hey! I'm Dave.  This place sucks, so I'm hoping you might read this and decide I could be your new best friend, LOL.  I get out next year thankfully.  

Along with my faith, talking to others really makes my day better.  You can tell me about anything and everything, so don't worry about having nothing to talk about.  Prison is like the movie Groundhog Day...

Salvador Rodriguez #T-75079 - Primary Picture
Corcoran, California41Straight

To Whom It May Concern,

How do I begin? I guess I’ll start by describing myself. I’m 5’10”, 225 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and a nice smile. I enjoy documentaries, reading and I guess it’s obvious I also like to write.

What am I looking for? I write these words in hopes of finding someone interested in true friendship. I don’t make judgments or criticize people. I believe...

Iowa Park, Texas32Straight

What’s up? My name is Eric Garcia. I’m 32 years old, Mexican. I’m from San Antonio, Texas. I’ve been in prison 10 years. I just saw parole last year and they gave me a 3 year set off so I won’t see parole again till 2021. I have 18 years altogether.

I’m hoping to meet someone to write as a friend and see where it goes from there. I’m real outgoing, love to make people laugh, have a...

Jackson, Michigan27Straight

I'm looking for a pen-pal and to get to know someone, if you'd like to get to know me contact me through Jpay or send me a letter!

Please put address and name in the actual letter also.

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Clarinda, Iowa26Straight

My name’s Jesus Javier Duenas, I’m a 36 year old, Hispanic male from Des Moines, Iowa. I was originally born in San Bernardino, California but raised in Des Moines from a young age. I’ve been incarcerated from the age of 18 and I’m half-way through my mandatory sentence. I still have 9 years left until my parole, but I like to look at life from a cup half full perspective. I’m incarcerated for...

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Nicholas Casaburri #75919-066 - Primary Picture
Berlin, New Hampshire38Straight

It’s been over 15 years since my first bio on Write a Prisoner.  In those years I've met some great people in and out of prison.  Life experiences have shown me that meeting great people does not guarantee a great everlasting friendship.

I now believe my greatest failures and missed opportunities in life were the result of my convoluted philosophies. One being, “Your word is...

Canton, Illinois38Straight


Tired of being lonely? I know I am. Are you looking for a friend to brighten your day, make you smile, listen to your thoughts and desires? A friend who will appreciate you for who you are without judgment?

Hi, my name is Alfredo and I can be that friend. I am an easygoing, honest, sympathetic, as well as affectionate person. Listen to all genres of music, like watching...