Dating site for men in prison
Melissa, who does not want her family name published due to privacy and safety concerns, was inspired to start the website after seeing similar ones in the United States.
Initially, the 35-year-old Toronto mom thought she would make a profit for her effort, but she said she quickly realized she would have to spend her own money to keep it alive.
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.
Instead, a spokeswoman highlighted the department’s policy on inmate correspondence.“The safety of public, staff and inmates remains paramount,” Christa Mc Gregor wrote in an email.
Mehlenbacher said prison staff he’s spoken to about the website think it’s “awesome,” although they do have concerns that some inmates aren’t always honest about their convictions.
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.
showcases numerous prisoners serving life sentences and helps the incarcerated find pen pals and, perhaps, much more.
Not only do these men share a quest for love, they have something else in common: they’re all in prison for murder.And she believes they would be less likely to lie since you already know why they were sent to jail.“You just do your research on them, or whatever, and you’ll be good,” she said.Not every prison love story, though, has a fairy-tale ending.[npooyala src=”htd XBl Yjp23x Frue4ro9c56MAntdn Qnw”]According to a police report, before his last arrest Mehlenbacher entered a Bank of Montreal on Church Street in Toronto and showed the teller a note requesting , and 0 bills with the added message: “This is a robbery no dye packs please.”Mehlenbacher said no one was ever physically harmed in any of his robberies.“But psychological harm was pretty bad,” admitted Mehlenbacher, who added that his getaway vehicle of choice was a mountain bike.Melissa was prepared to face criticism for the website.