Top Ten Inmate Pen pal sites ranked by traffic
Updated 7-2-2014
 Ranking is by Alexa.com
Are you thinking of listing an inmate on a prison penpal site. Website traffic (number of visitors) is extremely important when considering which website to choose. The more traffic (visitors) a site gets the better change an inmate will successfully get penpals. We recommend listing an inmate on Meet-An-Inmate.com or WriteAPrisoner.com. Meet-An-Inmate.com is in the number one spot with WriteAPrisoner.com solidly in second place. They get the most traffic by far of any of the inmate penpal sites and both have been established for over 10 years. We suggest that if a site is not in the top ten it may be a waste of money to list with them.
 


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Meet-An-Inmate.com

114,003  (19,468 ranking in United States)
Inmates looking for pen pals. Both men and women's addresses are free. Ads are categorized by age. An inmate can get listed for $25.00 for six months or $35.00 for one year.  This includes two photos and up to 250 words. Very clean and easy to navigate site established in 1998.
2 WriteAPrisoner.com
294,139 (134,590 ranking in United States)
Prison pen pals seeking friendship. Inmates personal profiles, inmates legal profiles and inmate resumes. Men and women behind bars seeking letters. Free to write inmates. Inmates can place one year ad for $40.00 that includes one photo. Additional photos are $10.00 each.
   
3 PrisonInmates.com
767,446 (302,981 in the United States)
Prison Inmates Online is a directory that connects people through social networks along with inmates in US prisons. It's a great place to find prison pen pals or advocate for a prisoner. $50.00 to list an inmate for the duration of their sentence.
4 FriendsBeyondTheWall.com
1,028,484
Prison Pen Pal Photo ads listed in 46 states!
One year basic ad $39.95
5 PrisonPenpals.com
1,094,041
Male & Female Prisoner Ads. View the photos, read the words & write to the inmates directly at the correctional institution they are incarcerated in.
6 WomenBehindBars.com
1,044,353
Prison Pen pals, prison women looking for love. Women Behind Bars (WBB) is a professional service for women in prison. Many penpals featured on this site are looking for love. Some women in prison have been abandoned by their loved ones and these women in prison desire contact with penpals with hope to start a relationship. Addresses are four dollars.
7 Inmate.com
1,170,637
Prison inmates looking for pen pals and new friends, to exchange pen pal letters and experiences, find legal help and lawyers. $120.00 per year.
Tips for writing a successful ad:
Use a good quality, recent picture of yourself. Choose a good title, something catchy or unique. Invite everyone to respond, not just the opposite sex. Words are important, use them wisely. Be sincere, write about your dreams, passions, regrets, etc. Be positive and cheerful - humor never hurts.
8 Inmate-Connection.com
1,404,246
Looking for a prison pen pal? Write a prisoner through inmate-connection.  Features bios of lonely male and female inmates looking for pen pals. A website dedicated to inmates serving time in U.S. Prisons and in prisons worldwide. Through this site we hope to attract pen pals that can bring friendship, love and laughter to lonely prisoners who are locked away from society. One year inmate listing $40.00
9 LoveAPrisoner.com
1,844,734
Pen-pal service dedicated to those in the prison system! According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice, in 2009 more than 2.3 million people were incarcerated and 90% will be released someday. We strive to reduce recidivism by giving our inmates the feeling of love, affection, and belongingness which is instinctually vital to all persons both free and imprisoned.
10 nmatesForYou.com
3,908,339
The inmates within this site are looking for friends, pen pals, and even that love of their life. A lot of these male and female prisoners are just like you and I...they've made mistakes or bad choices in their life. Now they find themselves in prison; lonely and sometimes even cut off from family and friends. This is where you can make a difference! Having their name called during mail call is something alot of these men and women have not heard.  $20.00 for one year.
     
 
 
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