Letters help prisoners to not feel fenced off from the world and gives them an opportunity to be heard. This simple action may seem insignificant but it is real and first-hand support for the prisoners. Letters can be written through Federal Penitentiary Service Letters` system
and RosUznik project
. Regardless of the service you use, your letter and the answer to it will be censored.
• Read the official through Federal Penitentiary Service Letters` system
(Russian only) rules before sending the letter.
• Don't hesitate to write about simple things. Remember, as is often the case, the main thing is to start.
• Write regularly. After the first few weeks, the stream of letters fades. It is very demoralizing for the prisoners. Take a habit to write to prisoners on one or several days a week and try to stick to this schedule.
• The best way is to make letters short and dedicated to one topic. So it will be easier for the prisoner to write an answer.