Got some time on your hands? (Like 18-20 years?) Looking to find a new cell mate/soul mate? Well then you should definitely check out www.Meet-An-Inmate.com. You just might find a great catch there, especially since they’ve already been caught.
Do you know that there are thousands of male and female inmates sitting in prison, just waiting for someone to write and share life experiences?
Well… kinda, yeah.
These inmates have nothing but time on their hands and can’t wait to hear from you! Even though these men and women are in prison, it doesn’t mean that they are bad individuals. The majority of these inmates are fun, loving, clever, reliable, sexy and very passionate. It can be a lot of fun communicating with these inmates. They enjoy sports, music, arts, etc. just as you do. However, they are convicted felons and caution should be used.
That just sounds dreamy. Want to know how it works? Simply pick an inmate(s), men and/or women (many of the female inmates are open to both sexes), from various age groups, check out their profiles and photos and then you write them a letter. And they may or may not write you back once they have your photo and home address. Pretty hi-tech for an online dating site huh? (Apparently inmates do not have access to a computer or the Internet, or freedom for that matter.)
So it’s not really an online dating site, and I have to say that the design and user interface is terrible. Whoever designed it should be locked up. But damn, it does make for some pretty interesting reading:
“I guess at this point I could say, “I’d love a long walk on a beach”. Although I can’t do it now, I’m seriously looking forward to it.” –Jeannie, 40
“I have been incarcerated since I was 17, serving a 25-life sentence for allegedly committing murder.” –Charles, 22
“Since being in prison, I now enjoy long naps in the afternoons and drawing all night.” –Roy, 35
“I’m spontaneous and fun, a risk taker!” –Katye, 31
“Hello, my name is Lucky.” –David, 27
“I hope I have piqued your interest as I do look forward to hearing from you and exploring every aspect of our new acquaintance. Have a nice day. No prisoners/inmates please.” –Precious, 21
Perhaps some of the best reading on the site comes from its disclaimer on the bottom of their home page, highlighted in case you might miss it:
The FAQs are pretty good too. For example, there’s a question about whether you should be worried about scams when writing inmates:
Caution must always be used when dealing with inmates. Here are some of the problems we have encountered:
· FAKE PICTURES.
· OLD PICTURES. It is common that they cannot send us a recent photo. We do not remove them from the site for this reason if the photo is of them.
· UNDERSTATING THEIR AGE.
· SHORTENING HIS/HER RELEASE DATE. This can be very complicated because they may be stating the expected release date after earning gain time or they may be stating an optimistic parole date. If a lady says she gets out in two years and she is in for life we obviously will remove them, but it is not always that simple.
· LYING TO GET MONEY. They sometimes outright lie to get money sent to them. The best advice is not to send money or only very small amounts for stamps, stationary, or small luxuries such as shampoo, deodorant, shoes, etc.
Other than the Shortening of the Release Date thing it doesn’t sound all that different from Craigslist. Bottom line (no pun intended) — does the site recommend looking for a relationship through its service? No, I do not as the odds of everything working out are slim…These men and women are inmates and are usually in prison for good reason. This is meet-an-inmate.com, not meet-a-girl-scout.com!
Please God don’t let there be a meet-a-girl-scout.com.