Prisoners’ Penfriends makes it possible for volunteers to write safely to prisoners, giving friendship, hope – and a reminder of the outside world.


We receive no government funding and are heavily reliant upon the generosity of private individuals.

We currently have enough volunteers and do not wish to recruit any more at this time.

Prisoners’ Penfriends is grateful to the Garfield Weston foundation for its kind support.
For independent research on the value of what we do, see:

Warwick University Report