Dating a prisoner

Renea read out a post that one of her clients had asked her to put on his Facebook page. “Everybody stops and looks her way, and when she talks everybody shuts up and listens,” she read aloud to her son Phil, who chuckled. ” Eventually, she drifted to other tasks: helping prisoners look up old friends, sending them stock quotes and sports scores (for their fantasy leagues), and checking crowdfunding pages where they’re raising money for legal bills.

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Posing in spruced-up versions of their prison uniforms, prisoners use these sites to sell themselves to potential pen pals and describe the types of people they want to meet.

One compelling prospect, Israel Cosme, age 30, displays his perfectly toned chest to visitors of telling all takers, “I love to laugh and have been told I have a great sense of humor.” Precious Johnson in her profile on the same site cracks a cute smile above the message: “I am looking for a nice, patient, funny, and understanding man for a genuine friendship that could possibly lead to more.” Few prisoners in the United States have Internet access; therefore, for the incarcerated to make that special connection online, someone on the outside must get them started. With fees in the range of $10-75, prisoner dating sites charge willing friends to list an inmate’s vital statistics on the web — or the company can mail the necessary forms to the wannabe lover behind bars who then mails them in.

We recommend sending sensitive materials through the traditional channels.“Due to Data Protection restrictions, we are not able to disclose confidential information in emails, however we can at least alert the prisoner to the fact that we have sent them a letter or need them to contact us about their case.

We have in the past experienced so me problems getting post to prisoners; now that they have an email from us they know to expect a letter and will let us know if this doesn’t turn up." Jordan Solicitors - has found the Email a Prisoner service of great benefit to the firm, especially the abuse departments.

Not only was he a known criminal in his old neighborhood, but he even served time in prison.

I never saw myself as dating someone who has been in jail at this point in my life. I told a friend that I was answering this question here today and she asked, is this really what we have come to as women?

Once a prisoner’s information makes it online, interested parties pick potential partners as they would on any other matching site.

Some sites also charge people interested in contacting an inmate for the desired addresses.

Early one May morning, Renea Royster arrived at her son’s apartment, pulled out her laptop, and scrolled through the dozens of messages from prisoners that had collected in her inbox overnight.

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