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Old 07-05-2014, 08:39 PM
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Default Just looking for some insight

I've been writing to a prisoner for a few weeks now. I started out using an alias last name, but my real first name. I want to start using my real last name. Not looking for lectures on how I shouldn't have used an alias in the first place. Just looking for anyone who might have had a similar situation. Thanks.

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Old 07-05-2014, 09:30 PM
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This was my exact situation when I first wrote my pen pals. I used my middle name & maiden name, honestly I didn't expect them to even write me back.

I explained my reason for using a different name, the truth came about when I decided to add myself to their visit list. They understood & were proud of me for using my "smarts". Fast forward 4 years, one is my best friend... the other MY LOVE.

Since it's bothering you, be honest... explain yourself & I'm sure he will understand, any decent person would. Just sayin'

Good luck...
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:46 AM
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It is scary the first time you pick up that pen to write your very first letter to an inmate unless you someone who's done it a few times. When I first started I did not have internet or any kind of computer, so you could not look into who you are writing not like now. But the point is you are not meant to really because as a pen pal, it's to be a understanding friend. But I would just be truthful, it's only a name, just explain your reason why, but remind them that everything else about you is the true.

This kind of friendship as to have a understanding from both sides, the inmate must understand that as well as yourself. But I'm sure you guys will be find.
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