You are doing all of the right things to stay connected. If you start writing letters, there is lag time in the beginning but after the first one gets there, then there'll be a stream of consistent letters for him just about every day - if you keep writing everyday.
InmateAid's letter service is as fast as there is and VERY reliable. The photo feature is the most popular. Setting up a phone account can get expensive if you are not local. We can help with that, too. Also keeping your inmate busy by having magazine subscriptions and books flow in at a steady pace will have his mind on the outside and off the nonsense in the inside - plus, he'll know that you did this for him.
Let us know if you need any help setting up any of the services (even asking for a coupon to get going is a good way to try this out).
Accepted Answer Date Created: March 30,2015