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Old 05-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Jonathan Chance is offline
Domo Arigato Mister Moderato
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: On the run with Kilroy
Posts: 22,686
I'll reaffirm the caution about sending money et al. That's solid.

But for those of you who are saying 'be careful! They're master manipulators!' and such? Have you ever met an person who's an inmate in a prison? I've interviewed dozens over the years ranging from minor drug offenses to major child porn producers. Most of them are unsubtle, obvious fuck ups who couldn't trick anyone with even the slightest bit of non-naivete. They vast majority were there because they couldn't meet the minimal requirements of society to behave themselves.

Go ahead and write. You might do some good. But don't go in fearfully thinking everything said is part of some master plan to fool you. Most will be just looking for some communication and human contact outside of the small society in which they find themselves.