At e-Snail, we understand the profound impact a simple letter can have, especially when it’s sent to someone who is in prison. The power of written words can bridge the gap between isolation and connection, offering a glimmer of hope in an environment that can often be challenging and lonely.
Receiving a letter can significantly improve a mental health. It can reduce feelings of isolation, provide emotional support, and strengthen their ties to the outside world. A message from a friend, family member, or even a kind stranger can remind them that they are not forgotten, helping to maintain a sense of identity and self-worth.
When composing your letter, keep in mind the following:
Most prisons prohibit the inclusion of certain items in letters, such as:
Likewise, refrain from discussing criminal activity or any content that could compromise the safety and security of the prison. Most letters sent to and from prison are checked by prison staff.
Prisoners cannot open letters from solicitors and courts except in special cases, for example if they suspect a letter is not really from a legal adviser.
The letter template is A4 size and fits around 800 words, written on one page. An A4 piece of paper measures 210 x 297 mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches.
e-Snail letters are printed on our unique templates using high quality 120gsm paper at one of our regional printing hubs based in UK, India and Australia. They are then cleverly folded into envelopes, sealed and posted.
e-Snail letters can be sent anywhere in the world at a fixed price of 1.99 GBP or local currency equivalent. Postage is added at checkout and dependent on where the letter is being sent. The total cost to send a letter to the following countries is:
Letters are printed and posted daily using first class or international post. Within India, a courier is used to deliver the letters. Letters will take between 2 – 4 working days for domestic deliveries from our regional printing hubs. For international deliveries, it should take between 4 – 8 working days. We cannot guarantee delivery and times may vary slightly due to the local country’s postal system.