Others observe that law-abiding citizens seek anti-social lovers because they are unable to be truly intimate within a typical commitment. Then there is always the eternal appeal of the bad boy (or girl).But does the sexy swag of a prisoner outweigh the risks of loving a violent offender?Pals for Life: lists the prisoner personals of people like Jamie Yoshimura, right, and Carmen Lewis, left. I'm in a bad place, but I've got a beautiful heart and a caring soul. ' asked Lewis in her ad Jenny Decoteau is trying to grow from having a pen-pal.'I refuse to let this experience define me, although I am learning from my mistakes and intend to grow into a better person through this all,' she said The Best Policy: Many inmates are honest, but the site warns users to be careful.'Looking at me, you might imagine you see a man who is complete, but a man like me without a sincere friend is unable to reach his full potential,' wrote Antoine Ealy, right.Online sites for dating prisoners have proliferated in recent years.Despite the growing interest in online prisoner dating, Bischke insists that these sites are intended to ease prisoner isolation only.They are meant to foster interpersonal engagement, and are not an intelligent way to start a romantic relationship.
Christian Science Monitor reports that the online prisoner dating industry has grown from humble beginnings 1996 into a robust market today.
Women and men fascinated with prisoners need to take heed.
“The odds of everything working out are slim,” Bischke said.
Rare sites like make it clear that some of its proceeds are donated to programs that benefit the prisoner and ex-con community.
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.