Prison Statistics

2007 •  The total rated capacity of local jails at midyear 2007 reached 813,502 beds, up from an estimated 677,787 beds at midyear 2000. •  At midyear 2007, jail jurisdictions (173) with an average daily jail population of 1,000 or more inmates accounted for about 6% of all jail jurisdictions...

Prison Quotes

Many a wise person has pondered the plight of the prisoner. From Mark Twain to Oscar Wilde to Fyodor Dostoevsky, the issue of imprisonment has inspired many heartfelt remarks. The following quotes speak to our intellect as well as our emotions. In a society that rushes to warehouse human lives,...

FAQs

How do I write a prisoner? If you are 18 or older, use their postal address listed in their ad and write direct to them. What is a DOC#? It stands for Department of Corrections. It is a number that the state gives a prisoner. It is in their ad,...

Donate

If you decide to donate, know that 100% of all donations go directly towards getting inmates more mail, expanding our resume service, and expanding our Books Behind Bars program. Your entire donation directly provides resources targeted at reducing recidivism. Donations are never applied to day-to-day operations, but focused solely on...

Books Behind Bars

Prisons That Need Your Books Attn: Archie Brown McPherson Correctional Facility 302 Warenhut Way Newport Arkansas 72112 Florida State Prison P.O. Box 181 Starke Florida 32091 New books must be sent in with an approved permit first! Please contact the prisoner you are sending to or the prison for more...

Prison Facts

The “war on drugs" and federal sentence guidelines have succeeded to only one end: the quadrupling of our jail population. Between 1980 and 2000, the American prison system grew from 500,000 to 2,000,000. State and local spending on corrections grew by 104%, while state and local spending on higher education...

List An Inmate

Customize your profile to get exactly what you need. THERE ARE NO MORE $10.00 BUDGET AD  SPACES!!!!!!!!! Photos can  be sent through mail but we prefer them to be emailed as well as it saves times an other problems that has come up in the past!!!!! LOVEAPRISONER@GMAIL.COM NEW CREDIT CARD...