you know that it is possible to write to many prisoners in the UK via the
"emailaprisoner" service for just 25p per letter, cheaper, quicker
and more convenient than conventional mail. Most UK prisons are either part
of the scheme or are set to join in the near future.
pay in advance and register with an email address and password. See below
how it works, I've been using it for quite a while and it works really well,
usually the prisoner gets the letter the same day or the next day, they
can't reply via email, but this is being planned they say, as is the possibility
to send pictures, see below.
a really great way to keep our comrades in touch with the outside world.
For example, if you see some news online or in an email, you can just copy
and paste it into an email and send it directly to the prisoner, with some
news of your own perhaps. Or why not put a few stories and some news together,
as you get 2,500 characters per email.
prisoners can already receive emails:
Dan Amos (HMP Guys Marsh)
Natasha Avery (HMP Send)
Nicole Vosper (HMP Bronzefield)
Kerry Whitburn (HMP Lowdham Grange)
Sarah Whitehead (HMP Bronzefield)
will be able to soon
Dan Wadham (HMP Camp Hill, will be available "soon")
it should be possible to write to them all. On the website there's a list
of prisons you can write to to urge them to introduce the scheme as well.
more details see
Email a Prisoner works
a Prisoner works and works well. However, we wouldn't be able to operate
our service if it were not for the assistance and co-operation of
the Prison Service and prison staff.
can send messages to a prisoner via this website, it takes only a few minutes
to sign up and, the message gets delivered to the prison rapidly.
sophisticated systems allow you to write an email, press 'send' and sit
back in the knowledge the email will be delivered safely, securely and instantly
to, the prison of your choice and included in the next mail delivery inside
all corners of the World you can now stay in contact with prisoners, all
for 25p per message
Email a Prisoner service is constantly being improved and some of the developments
we are currently investigating are: the ability to attach pictures to a
message; the possibility of receiving messages back from prisoners; and
many other improvements.
also looking to increase the portfolio of services that we offer to prisoner
friends and families to make coping with a loved one being away from home
easier. If you have any comments or ideas for services that you would find
useful please let us know.