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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. is an organization established in October 2000 designed to help inmates find new contacts outside of prison walls, establish employment upon release, obtain educational opportunities, and ultimately, reduce recidivism. 

Correspondence has achieved many desired outcomes – lasting friendship, jobs, educational opportunities, a place to live – all critical in reducing recidivism and helping these people reenter society. - Prison pen-pals | Write a prisoner

Benefits of Prisoners Maintaining Contact with the Outside World

Social Adjustment and Emotional Well-being

Deterring Recidivism

Finding Employment

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