"Inmates are permitted to communicate in writing to members of the public so long as the communication does not jeopardize the security of the penitentiary or the safety or an individual." As such, members of Fazzina's website can't set up their own profiles.
"I mail them out a membership application," she said. They do up a written profile, they submit a couple of pictures along with the payment and return it back to me." The cost is a year and inmates must provide information about their convictions and where they are serving their time.
In the UK, people who wish to write letters to inmates can do so via
Prisoners in the UK have no direct access to social media or the internet in general, and letters are still the preferred means of communication.
However in recent years, the advent of websites such as Meeta Prisoner.com, Inmatesfor You.com, and even Gay have made it easier for people to connect with potential suitors on the inside.
Whilst prevalent in the States, each facility differs as to what they allow or disallow, but the general rule is that anything being sent to or from an inmate goes through a screening process.
"I just think their crimes shouldn't define them," said Melissa Fazzina. " The site took some time to develop, for some obvious reasons.
"Canadian inmates do not have access to the Internet or e-mail," said Kelly Dae Dash, spokeswoman for the Correctional Service of Canada.
In 2011, Twitchell was convicted of killing and dismembering Johnny Altinger, 38, in a Mill Woods garage.Alex Cavendish, Social Anthropologist and former prison inmate, says; “In theory, a percentage of all outgoing letters are randomly checked by the censor's department in each prison (usually 10%).However, if the inmate has been convicted of domestic violence, a sexual offence or stalking/harassment, then all letters are supposed to be read.”Although there are no official figures recorded on the number of letters sent, according to The Office for National Statistics, a report released only this year on population in UK prisons compares 81,881 men compared to 3,882 women currently residing in jail.Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.) FRIENDLY, HONEST, LOVE OUTDOORS, WEEKEND BREAK AWAYS, BRAAI, BRAAI, BRAAI, BRAAI. The types of relationship they are seeking are rich and varied.