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. 

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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.