This site hooks up people on the inside with those on the outside. He claims to hold the Toronto record for robbing the most banks in the shortest span: 11 financial institutions knocked off in four-and-a-half hours."Not something I am really proud of," Alex Nikoloski writes in his profile.The federal prisoners, many behind bars for violent offences like attempted murder, sexual assault and first-degree murder, have written blurbs highlighting their personal qualities — and, in some cases, their crimes. The page indicates that any prospective partner should be ready to wait for his expected May 2015 release date, adding: "But I am worth it."Canadian Inmates Connect Inc.
You’ve listed all of the pros and cons and have ultimately decided, why not? Are the restrictions on your time, energy, emotions and other areas of your life limiting your desirability in “normal” dating situations?
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.
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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 -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.
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.
Not only do these men share a quest for love, they have something else in common: they're all in prison for murder.
The suitors are among dozens of male and female cons who have posted personal profiles and photos on a matchmaking website with a twist.