Aside from sending letters and receiving phone calls there are other ways of keeping in touch which may be considered easier or quicker.
Staying in touch
It's likely that you have never been so eager to see the postman as when your other half is in prison. You've also probably never spent so much on stamps! Sending and receiving letters becomes so important and gives you something you can keep and read whenever you need a reminder or pick me up. Writing can also be a much easier way of expressing how you're feeling than face to face in the intense environment of the visit hall.
Most letters going in and out of prisons tend to be read and for this reason, they can take a while to get through. This will all depend on how busy the mail room is but you are likely to wait a week or two after sending one before you get a reply. Some letters have been known to be received the following day, others 3 weeks later and so unfortunately it really is difficult to predict.
We also have lots of ideas on our 'Things To Send' page.
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