"It took my mind off all that negative stuff that's in prisons.
Almost all include with their profiles at least one photo of themselves, and most appear to be taken in prison. area, Edmonton." Each profile includes the inmate's name, age, where the person is incarcerated and the conviction.
There are currently more than 30 inmates in Alberta with profiles on the site, and that's more than any other province. Most are serving time for murder, assault or armed robbery.
"By far actually, since Day 1, Alberta has been the most popular," said Fazzina. Clark scoffs at Twitchell's plans for long weekends that are included in his dating site profile.
"I don't know what the rules are up in Prince Albert Penitentiary where he's currently housed, but I guess he must be expecting that since he's been a model prisoner he's going to get some conjugal visits," said Clark.
on there (not just registered) is likely to be around 7.0 million.
This still makes it one of the most popular dating communities in the world."I'm just providing a platform for people to communicate through pen and paper," she said."Whether somebody chooses to meet in person, that's a different thing." Inmates in Canada have no access to the internet so must rely on old-fashioned correspondence — pen and paper — to communicate.It kind of brings the humanity into things." Jones sees no issue with those convicted of more serious crimes using the website.In fact, he believes it reduces potential risk after their release.as well as potentially a long weekend every few months if it gets there naturally." In 2011, Twitchell was convicted of the 2008 first-degree murder of Johnny Altinger.