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Step 2: Choose Your Pen-Pals

Please scroll through the lists below and choose a pen-pal(s)!

These are lists of queer and trans folks in prison who are in search of others to write them and currently have few or no pen-pals. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know someone and provide support to some one in great need of friendship and attention!  We recommend starting with one or two pen-pals. Jot down their B&P Member Number to use in Step 3!

You can read quick bios, search and filter based on gender/sex, sexuality, race, age, type of pen-pal friendships sought etc. You can also search by state if you’d like to write someone in your area. If you would like to search you can click the “Search” button in the top, left corner.


<<Step 1: Review Our Pen-Pal Guidelines
     Step 2: Choose Your Pen-Pals
>>Step 3: Fill Out Form
>>Step 4: Write Your Pen-Pal!


Note: You will receive your pen-pal(s)’ mailing address when you fill out the form in Step 3. We’ve heard of people using the list for the purpose of harming our incarcerated membership, and therefore the addresses have been removed from the public lists. If you need lists of prisoners to write to with groups, please email us. We will likely set up a quick phone call with you as well.

Note: There is no mention of what they were convicted of; this is a deliberate choice on the part of Black & Pink leadership. The prison industrial complex is set up to imprison all sorts of people regardless of what they possibly could have done on the outside.