Behind this façade, sites with names like act as bridges that transform long-distance friends into lovers.Arlen Bischke started a prisoner pen-pal site called in 1998 to help prisoners connect to the outside world. Having a Pen Pal means a lot for these incarcerated women.
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Bischke created as a pen-pal service to capitalize on this market, adding “and of course I want to make a profit like any other business.” His site now averages 3,000 visitors and 70,000 page views a day.
While he encourages people to befriend prisoners through his site, Bischke stresses that those who engage with the incarcerated need to be cautious.“This is meet-an-inmate.com, not meet-a-girl-scout.com!
But does the sexy swag of a prisoner outweigh the risks of loving a violent offender?
Writer Julie Bindel of the British newspaper I once interviewed a woman who was waiting for a man to be released from a life sentence she had met via the prison pen pal service.
It shows that someone cares and they are not forgotten.
Receiving letters or emails from pen pals can be the highlight of their day while providing much needed moral support.They are meant to foster interpersonal engagement, and are not an intelligent way to start a romantic relationship.Women and men fascinated with prisoners need to take heed.“The odds of everything working out are slim,” Bischke said.Christian Science Monitor reports that the online prisoner dating industry has grown from humble beginnings 1996 into a robust market today.Leading sites boast “between 7,000 and 10,000 ads” featuring prisoners seeking to connect. Get a chance to meet a host of amazing, beautiful women who've got charisma like no other!