Are they lonely creatures in search of emotional dependence from a captive audience?
Or manipulative sociopaths living vicariously through ‘celebrity’ prisoners?
“He wasn’t a direct client, but I recalled him living on the same estate where I grew up. I think at first he genuinely wanted someone to talk to, and as the letters progressed they did become more sexual...
Prisoners in the UK have no direct access to social media or the internet in general, and letters are still the preferred means of communication.
Alex Cavendish, Social Anthropologist and former prison inmate, says; “In theory, a percentage of all outgoing letters are randomly checked by the censor's department in each prison (usually 10%).
Whilst prevalent in the States, each facility differs as to what they allow or disallow, but the general rule is that anything being sent to or from an inmate goes through a screening process.
In the UK, people who wish to write letters to inmates can do so via