I just got a letter from the man I'm corresponding with and he was moved from Pelican Bay State Prison to a jail in LA. He didn't really know why and where when he sent me the letter.
Since it takes quite a few weeks for letters to get through the prison system I wonder if anyone knows if there's a big risk that mail get lost when an inmate change institution? Or do they keep good track of the people and are making sure that letters sent to the old institution reaches the inmate?
Or do you suggest that I wait until he send me his new adress?
Thank you for the work you all put down! It's so inspiring to see what you do!
May all beings be free from suffering!
In my experience it really varies. Sometimes letters are lost, and sometimes they get through. One option is to send the letter, wait, and then if you don't hear back by the time you normally would, send again. You can also try http://www.bop.gov/inmate_locator/index.jsp to see if he's in the federal system, or for the California state system http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/
Thank you Eko!
Since it seems there's a risk the letters get lost I have decided to wait and send the letters until I get his new adress.
Thank you Tamon Mark Uttech -
Actually I found him... or he got in contact with me again with a new adress. So everything is running smoothly for the time being.