“They become very lonely and often get cut off from their friends and family,” Biske told the Grio.
“This is meet-an-inmate.com, not meet-a-girl-scout.com! People can get an image of what they think a person is like from a photo, description and a few letters,” Bischke warned.
“You simply cannot make a relationship from letters alone, which some people mistakenly do.” Despite published warnings on his site, Bischke says visitors often develop romantic feelings for their pen pals.
Our mission is to give inmates a sense of hopefulness by connecting them to people on the "outside world." Those from all walks of life have committed to our pen-pal service to communicate with inmates and have formed nurturing and unconditional friendships.
Inmates are not only thrilled to communicate with pen-pals but have stated that it has been a "spiritually and emotionally fulfilling experience." has enabled friends and family to stay in contact with their loved ones and has a 75% compatibility rating for those looking for their soul mate.
Regarding marriages spawned by his site, he says there have been “quite a few over the years.” This form of fatal attraction is common.