The Prisoner Correspondence Network (PCN) is a volunteer-run pen pal program for people in prisons in Aotearoa. PCN fosters friendships and support networks between incarcerated and free people, allows for writing practice, and provides a space for personal expression.
Operating since 2016, we are now New Zealand’s largest prisoner pen pal network, connecting hundreds of people on the inside with people on the outside.
PCN was set up and is run by volunteer members of the prisoner advocacy organisation, People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). You can find out more about PAPA here.