Much of what got him through that time, he says, was his correspondence with more than 70 people through websites including writeaprisoner.com, meet-an-inmate.com, and After a year and a half of corresponding with Donna, the relationship became romantic."Include information about the kind of hobbies, interests, and values that define your personality," Susan Winter, relationship expert and bestselling author of , tells Bustle.
"You want to find something you have in common that puts you on the same team.
There’s a connection with Donna.”Over the past decade, two seemingly disconnected worlds have ballooned in tandem: the U. prison system, now numbering 6.8 million adults, and the billion online dating industry.
The overlap is a growing constellation of sites with names such as loveaprisoner.com, inmate-connection.com, and that promote companionship between those living inside and those living outside prison walls.
Timothy Mc Manus says he was just looking to offer some legal research in 2012 when he wrote to Donna, a woman serving a 20-year sentence at a state prison in Georgia.
Mc Manus, who’d finished two decades in a Texas prison earlier that year, knew the power of hearing his name at mail call.