Write to a Serial Killer



Letter to a serial killer Sutcliffe A friend of mine wrote a letter to Peter Sutcliffe a few years ago and actually got a response! Too bad she was way to chicken to open the letter and see what it had to say. Instead she gave it to a close friend for safe keeping!! Well I can promise you that I will make it my mission to find that letter and post it on here when it surfaces!





This got me thinking though – Would I have the goonies to write to a serial killer myself? The answer HELL YEAH!


Letters to a serial killer Ramirez


Let’s be sensible about this though so in true geeky serial killer fashion I hit Google and trawled around for some info on how to go about doing just that. I have come up with the below!

Now serial killer fans! Please be careful if after this post you decide to contact one of these guys yourself! They murdered people, for real! They are not movie characters and are VERY DANGEROUS. I have provided some valuable hints and tips which I came across on another site for you so just be sure to take care!

First and foremost you need to think about which serial killer is a) still alive and b) who you find interesting. Then you need to get a hold of their prison (or mental hospital as the case may be) address. Now because we all want this info like yesterday… I have provided the below treats for you:


Peter Sutcliffe 7589
Broadmore Hospital
Crowthorne, Berkshire
United Kingdom


Charles Manson, B-33920
4A 4R-23
P. O. Box 3476
Corcoran, CA 93212


Dennis Nilsen B63006
HRP Whitemour
Longhill Road
March Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom


Edmund Emil Kemper III # B52453
P.O.B. 2000
Vacaville, CA 95696


David Berkowitz 78A1976
Sullivan Corr. Fac.
Box AG
Fallsburg, NY 12733



Now for the safety bit.

I highly recommend that if you are a minor that you get your parents permission before even writing the letter! This is not a game and these guys are dangerous, manipulative and might one day come up for parole (and be successful).


1. Use common sense.

2. Keep yourself anonymous (unless you want them pitching up for a BBQ). Use a PO Box or an address which cannot be traced directly back to you. Remember if they have your address they could get your phone number! Also – rather use a made up name or alias.

3. Try not if you can discuss their crimes or trials. There may be legal clauses in place where they cannot divulge information. Rather keep the topics around every day life, what they are up to, books they read or movies they get to watch. Once you build up a rapport then you could probably sneak in a question or two about their crimes. Just remember, these people also have the right to reserve their replies as well.

4. If you want a reply then enclose a pre-stamped envelope which has your return address already printed on it. And if you want to get on their good side you may enclose a few blank envelopes as well. Just in-case they want to write to family or spouse (they do have these you know).

5. Don’t feel like it was all in vain if you don’t get a reply. Sometimes serial killers (especially famous ones) get hundreds of letters – so try again and again if you need to.

6. Don’t be a puppet! If you think you are being used in any way (monetary or emotionally) then break off contact immediately! Don’t offer favors either. Just be careful – they are manipulative!

7. No hate mail! They already have been judged and won’t appreciate or respond to these types of letters.

8. Don’t ask for pictures, or artwork or any other type of personal item off them! They are not your personal little cash mule! Once the rapport is built up then you can judge for yourself whether a request for something like that may be granted. Also be sure to let them know that their letters are going to remain private and not sold to collectors or the press.

9 Hold true to your word and DON’T sell their letters, or any other media you get from them, either online or to the press.

10. It may be that they ask you for something, like a magazine or book or something. Just make sure this is allowed with the proper authorities at the prison first. DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY!

Check out this site for the full list of addresses for serial killers currently in prison.




Disclaimer: Writing to serial killers is done at your own risk. Serial Killers Central and its authors take no responsibility for the actions of our readers.




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  1. Yours Truely July 29, 2012 5:44 pm  Reply

    HAHA i recently was looking up the location of where all these serial killers were being held, I had no idea that someone had already made a list. I feel really slow, but I’m glad you made this webpage available…I also have a question, I don’t know how I would be able to get a letter to a serial killer without disclosing my address as the return address, if you have any suggestions then please email me. Thanks.

    • Killer Posts July 30, 2012 11:04 am  Reply

      Hi There,

      Thank you for your great comment :) .

      If you are interested in writing to a serial killer who is serving time then I suggest setting up a PO Box and using an alias (fake name). Do not divulge any information as to your exact location. The PO Box can be set up through a post office. If you really want to remain completely anonymous then you can even open a PO Box in a neighboring town.

      Be careful and ensure you do full safety checks before sending off your letter.

      Good luck – and let me know how it went!

  2. Gordo October 17, 2012 9:52 am  Reply

    Hey nice web site. very impressive! I am also from johannesburg and I have been studying serial killers in my spare time for a few months now, this is an awesum source for information. How did you manage to get all the info you have?

    Oh I noticed that you havent got a section on the zodiac killer, he is the guy I have been studying the most. U must write up a section on him.

    • Killer Posts October 19, 2012 5:30 pm  Reply

      Hi Gordo!

      Thanks for the great comment! I will most definitely be putting a post on my site about the Zodiac Killer!

      Baie Dankie!

  3. crissymadlock October 18, 2012 2:53 pm  Reply

    im looking for a serial killer (male, white,with long brown hair, from chicago or new jersey, no facial hair, stuff like that. any ideas? please email me if you do. im in college ans doing a report and i want someone like him. thanks!

  4. allie j October 22, 2012 1:34 am  Reply

    hello! im writing a letter to a couple of serial killers as I speak, iv never done it before. im writing to ed kemper….i hope i get a reply! anyway i am curios….how do i know if these addresses are legit? iv been on a few websites and there all the same ones. also has anyone done it andgotten a reply?
    thaannkss :)

    • Killer Posts November 1, 2012 1:05 pm  Reply

      Hey there,

      Wow if you get a reply please let me know and I can post it (if you don’t mind) :)

      The addresses for these guys are generally for the prison where they are incarcerated so they should be legit. I have written to a serial killer myself who is called The Fulsom Wolf. That was a few weeks ago. I do know it may take time for them to get their mail and reply to it and prolific serial killers like Ed Kemper probably get loads of letters.

      Holding thumbs you get a reply soon Allie, and thanks for reading my posts. :)

  5. Ava October 26, 2012 4:33 pm  Reply

    Well, I went out on a limb and contacted the Canadian authorities on the whereabouts of the Pig Farm killer, Robert William Pickton. I sent the letter to the Canadian communications in Ontario, but my assumption is that he is being incarcerated in British Columbia. The officer at the prison in BC/ Agassiz where I believe Pickton is being held could not give me the information that he was there or not. I can’t really imagine Pickton receiving a ton of letters, but, you never know. I just finished reading the book ON THE FARM and as sick as this sounds ( what the fuck am I saying? I’m an educated, attractive female WRITING to a serial killer, how sick is that LOL?) I actually felt sorry for the guy, as much as I have for his victims. No, I don’t condone the heinous crimes any of these men ( or women killers) have committed, but I also believe that they are human, and we so easily are able to point fingers at them and call them evil when every single human in the world has the capacity in them to be a killer.

    So i sent the letter off asking simply to be a pen pal. We’ll see what happens. It may take some time, but I heard and read in the book he loves pen pals. So I’ll share what I get here.

    • Killer Posts November 1, 2012 1:02 pm  Reply

      Thanks for letting me know Ava,

      Let me know if you get a reply. I have written to a serial killer in prison as well known as The Fulsom Wolf so lets see if he replies soon. :)

      thanks for reading my posts!

    • Foolfinder November 3, 2012 11:47 am  Reply

      Oh isn’t that just lovely, you want to be-friend him… What the hell is wrong with you? You actually want to contact someone who is convicted of brutally slaughtering at least 6 women, and confessed to killing a total of 49? You must be mentally deranged.

      How dare you compare the majority of people in society to in humane, degenerate’s like robert pickton, by saying we all have the capacity to be a killer.
      How would you feel if it was your mother, father, brother or sister that was brutally murdered by one of those psychopaths?
      You must be a moral deviate or incredibly lonely. Shame on you.

      • Killer Posts November 3, 2012 2:52 pm  Reply

        Hi Foolfinder.

        You seem to misunderstand the point of me writing to a serial killer in prison. This particular one The Folsom Wolf doesn’t seem to have truthful accounts of what he actually did online that I could find hence the limit post on my page about him. So I have written him to get a full account and the truth about what happened – straight from the horses mouth so to speak.
        There will always be a fascination with serial killers and I’m sure people who write to them aren’t congratulating them on their crimes (well I hope not).
        Thank you though for putting your views and opinions down. This is a touchy subject at best so not everyone will feel the same way.
        Also – erm, I haven’t mentioned Robert Pickton on my blog or hinted that “we all have the capacity to be a killer”… sure you’re trolling the right blog?

  6. nils February 26, 2013 11:19 am  Reply

    I’m honing a satirical piece about a guy who has done therapy in prison and comes away stripped of his usual guy like proclivities. In his isolation from the world he has known, he decides to write to female serial killers, do you know of any addresses even names? I’m interested in ideas of what any men would write, if they were to attempt this as it seems a particularly genderised response.

  7. Katie Boxer April 1, 2014 2:51 pm  Reply

    Hi all. I’m interested in hearing from people who are in touch with serial killers, and who would consider themselves to be “Hybristophiles”. I am making a documentary film about this, and am interested i hearing anyone’s stories, without judgement. Many thanks!

    Katie Boxer

  8. Rick L. Winters May 2, 2014 12:51 pm  Reply

    I am an established filmmaker currently getting ready to make a long running web series titled A.S.K.E. (American Serial Killer in Europe) and am currently running a campaign at Indiegogo where I am looking for like minded people that are fascinated with serial killers.

  9. boblett May 26, 2014 7:01 pm  Reply

    hi,could anyone tell me if it is true you can now e.mail American serial killers in some states,i,v tried to find a web site but with no luck.thanks

  10. Jemma June 14, 2014 3:58 pm  Reply

    Hello Killer Posts and everyone else,

    My name is Jemma and I am a filmmaker in the UK researching a film at the moment in the which explores the world of those writing to serial killers in prison. I wonder if anyone would be willing to speak to me, or correspond on the issue? My email is jemmagander@hotmail.com – also any Qs please do let me know. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  11. Kathy July 17, 2014 7:07 am  Reply

    I am in the process of writing to a killer who killed 6 teens in the 70′s, one of the teens was a friend of mine and I am trying to forgive him for what he did after many years of trying to understand why he did it, ( yes there is no understanding it) I am having a hard time just starting the letter without pouring to much of my soul into it seeing he will most likely laugh at the fact he still has the power to hurt people. This man will never get out he was given 200 years plus and he is now in his 60′s. it is so hard writing this letter but I will get it done and done right.

    • Killer Posts August 8, 2014 7:56 pm  Reply

      Hi Kathy,

      You are an extremely brave person to be doing this and thank you for sharing your challenge with us. I hope you get to say everything and find some understanding that you need and remember that there is one thing that he cannot take from you – the loving memories you have of your friend.

      All the best.

  12. Jessica August 24, 2014 7:41 pm  Reply

    I find the mind of serial killers very fascinating and i’d be interested in corresponding with one. However, i live in Europe. Would that lower my chances of getting a response?

    • Killer Posts August 25, 2014 9:59 am  Reply

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for reading my post and commenting :)

      I doubt if your location will have any impact on whether or not you get a response however I do ask that you use caution and protect your identity and location if you do try to reach out.

      If you do get a response please get in touch – it would be very interesting to see and read about (if you don’t mind).

      Take care!

  13. shelly mason September 25, 2014 10:42 am  Reply

    I was going to write to phillip jablonski, who is on death row, san quentin state prison. chistopher berry-dee has writen about him in one of his books, he talked about mr jablonski’s child hood and the bad things that happened to him, mr berry-dee only wrote so much about his child hood and said he couldn’t write any more because it made him feel sick, i want to know the rest. Surely seeing mr jablonski is on death row, he will never get parole and set free, so i shouldn’t be in any danger if i give him my address. I live in the uk. I look forwould to hearing from you and thank you for your time. love s x

    • Killer Posts February 2, 2015 11:32 am  Reply

      Hi there Shelly!

      Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the late reply.

      I hope you haven’t sent off your address, not to scare you but the more cautious you are with dealing with serial killers, even ones jailed for life, the safer you will be.

      Please let me know if you get a reply :)


  14. tmk November 21, 2014 12:47 am  Reply

    Has anyone had an problems writing to ed kemper? I know hes into his 70s now and think hes a likeable guy. Just had a horrible upbringing by his mother who didn’t show him love. I’m kinda afraid to write to him though. My b/f usually checks the po box and i dont want him knowing i am writing to a serial killer =/

  15. Mike M December 26, 2014 4:55 pm  Reply

    Hello there:)

    I recently found this post during my research to write letters to serial killers etc. Using tips written here I decided to send three. I’ve never done this before. I decided to write Charles Manson, Dennis Rader and Phillip Jablonski. I stuck to simple questions, nothing relating to their personal cases.

    I asked, if they wouldn’t mind, to answer how their daily routines are, about music and thoughts on the legal system today vs. x years ago and the environment (I asked Manson about the environment). I felt strange writing to them but hey, they’re fascinating people, in a morbid sense. I figured these were fairly random questions that are pretty harmless. I mailed them today and now I’ll patiently await. Hopefully they’ll respond, I’m very interested in their answers.

    Anyway, great site and hopefully I’ll get to share the replies I may or may not get:)

    • Killer Posts February 2, 2015 11:29 am  Reply

      Hi Mike

      Thanks for getting in touch and I’m sorry for the delay in responding to you – got loads going on and my blog is at the back of my to-do-list :)

      Please let me know if you get a response, it would be great to do a small piece on your success if they do!

      Thanks for the comments!


  16. Jim Corbiere January 29, 2015 5:14 pm  Reply

    I have been thinking about writing to a serial killer for a while. Not to befriend really, but to try to understand them better. I have a very high empathy level and can’t fathom people with none. I was considering writing to Keith Jesperson. He is across the country from me and spending his life in prison. I would love some advice on how to begin a letter to someone like him. I did like the advice of sending extra envelopes and such just in case he needs them. I did write to someone convicted of murder but I am sure she is innocent. I wrote to Darlie Routier and I did get a response. My letter to her was of support.

    • Killer Posts February 2, 2015 11:26 am  Reply

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for getting in touch and I’m really sorry for the delay in responding to you. Got a lot going on and my blog has taken a back seat so to speak.

      My advice would be to start the letter with an objective in mind. Let him know why you are writing to him. Be clear and polite. I’m sure if you explain what it is you hope to gain from your correspondence that he will understand and hopefully reply.

      Your letter to Darlie Routier sounds good and it is great that you got a response.

      Stay safe Jim

      Killer Posts

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