In a disclaimer on the website, Canadian Inmates Connect states that it’s not responsible for any type of relationship developed through its pages.“It’s up to the people out there,” said Melissa, who recommends that homework, such as Internet searches, be conducted on the prisoners.“They’re taking the chance to write to these guys.”Since inmates don’t have Internet access in the clink, initial contact must be made via snail-mail to their respective penitentiary.Melissa says most of the profiled prisoners heard about the website through word of mouth and inmate committees. S., credits the website for introducing her to a convicted bank robber she hopes to marry one day.“I would marry him because I love him and I see him having a really good future now,” said Young, whose sweetheart, Steve Mehlenbacher, is serving his fourth federal sentence after a total of 16 bank-heist convictions.“We get really deep and personal in our letters about our pasts and just stuff like that, so we’re able to open up to one another.“I never was able to open up to anybody before him.”Young, 24, first connected with Mehlenbacher, 42, in November after she sent Christmas cards to a few of the inmates on the website.Not only do these men share a quest for love, they have something else in common: they’re all in prison for murder.The suitors are among dozens of male and female cons who have posted personal profiles and photos on a matchmaking website with a twist.Each listed inmate shares his profile and descriptions.They describe their personalities as well as likes and dislikes, and equally tell what they are looking for in a partner.The site’s founder says several prisoners have asked her to remove their bios because they have already found that special someone.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.
resize=500,281&ssl=1 500w, https://i2com/prisonrideshare.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/inmate-mingle-app_1510944389080_10003659_ver1.0_1280_720.jpg? resize=800,450&ssl=1 800w, https://i2com/prisonrideshare.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/inmate-mingle-app_1510944389080_10003659_ver1.0_1280_720.jpg? w=1280&ssl=1 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" data-recalc-dims="1" / Inmate Mingle is not the first website to making dating a prisoner possible.
He warned that convicted offenders could be dangerous, and that they could nurse dishonorable intentions.
Parrett calls the scenario where inmates scam pen pals as “running game.” Check out this video which talks about the new free mobile prison dating app known as Inmate Mingle.
This site hooks up people on the inside with those on the outside. He claims to hold the Toronto record for robbing the most banks in the shortest span: 11 financial institutions knocked off in four-and-a-half hours.“Not something I am really proud of,” Alex Nikoloski writes in his profile.
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.