In most cases this period can be half of the original sentence - or for life in the case of life sentenced prisoners.”In the UK prisoners can also be placed on a home detention curfew, be expected to permanently reside at a pre-approved address and need to obtain prior permission for a stay of one or more nights at a different address.
All of which would put a significant strain on starting a relationship or continuing with one that began from behind bars.
Most of us struggle to identify with the type of woman who would actively search for a partner in prison.
We read the sensational stories in the Press which tend to veer between pity and disdain.
And in the shark infested world of online dating, we assume their only experience of porridge to be the kind found on the breakfast table.However as Cavendish observes, prisoners can benefit fiscally from these courtships; “I’ve known male inmates who have several pen pals, and they live a very comfortable life inside on the regular postal orders or cheques that get sent in.I’ve met straight young prisoners who are keen to find male ‘sugar daddies’ willing to fund their tobacco or drug habits whilst inside.”Yet it would be wrong to claim that all inmates exploit the situation and all pen pals on the outside are lonely and looking for love.In short, the fantasy of these type situations rarely match the reality.Similarly there are women who are fascinated with writing to an ‘A’ list prisoner, those who make misguided attempt to understand the man behind the monster.
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However in recent years, the advent of websites such as Meeta Prisoner.com, Inmatesfor You.com, and even Gay have made it easier for people to connect with potential suitors on the inside.