Eventually, they plan to go to school together to become child-care workers.
Young argues that it’s probably safer to get to know a convict than to meet someone at a bar or on standard dating websites.
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“We get really deep and personal in our letters about our pasts and just stuff like that, so we’re able to open up to one another.
“I never was able to open up to anybody before him.” Young, 24, first connected with Mehlenbacher, 42, in November after she sent Christmas cards to a few of the inmates on the website.
It doesn’t matter, insists Melissa, who says the site helps prisoners pass the time and “get back into the swing of things” as they reconnect with women. I’m just a firm believer in redemption and rehabilitation…
Since the death of her ex, Angela began dating men in federal prison, so Tony, 13 years her junior, is not her first.
“It’s up to the people out there,” said Melissa, who recommends that homework, such as Internet searches, be conducted on the prisoners.
“They’re taking the chance to write to these guys.” Since inmates don’t have Internet access in the clink, initial contact must be made via snail-mail to their respective penitentiary.
The 16-month-old website, which promotes some 40 convict profiles, has even churned out a few lockup love stories.
The site’s founder says several prisoners have asked her to remove their bios because they have already found that special someone.