I've heard that it can be done but it's an expensive and drawn out process. When I mentioned it to my honey (moving him from CO to PA) he informed me that we'd need to find an inmate in PA who was willing to transfer to CO and that we'd be responsible for all costs associated with the move... at that point I dropped it and we've been doing the long distance thing for almost 10 years.
That is what I was kind of thinking for my friend. I mean he's all the way in CA and Im in PA. It would be nice to visit him. His family doesn't visit him and they stopped writing along time ago. He always says that he wishes I was over there. I didn't think that you had to do all of that. I wonder why they would trade inmates.