Prison internet dating
But the costs of incarceration — both financial and societal — are also becoming increasingly clear.
The policies that were appropriate for a nation that had one of the highest crime rates among developed Western countries are not necessarily appropriate for a nation that now has one of the lowest.
In 1979, around the time that imprisonment rates began their sharp uptick, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that 314,000 people sat behind bars in the United States.
As of mid-2013, that number stood at about 2 million.
Paul has been in maximum security prison for over 20 years. I'm looking for a card that says "Thinking of You" instead of "Happy Birthday" but that may be hard to find.
(He has no access to the Internet so if I can get some old photos of him I will post them!
Paul Modrowski is a prisoner in Stateville Prison in Crest Hill, Illinois. Paul's birthday is this month and I thought we could flood the prison mail room with cards for him!
Paul was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole at age 18 on an "accountability" theory for supposedly lending his car to a friend who supposedly murdered a man-- although the friend was acquitted by a different jury. I'm sure he isn't happy about being another year older so if you decide to send him a card be careful about the message.
One section asked subjects to choose from a list of “dislikes”: “1. The batteries died on her tape recorder, so they made a date to finish the interview later that week, which turned into dinner for two. Looking back now, he says that he considered computer dating to be little more than a gimmick and a fad.
They’d heard about some students at Harvard who’d come up with a program called Operation Match, which used a computer to find dates for people. She makes Quiche Lorraine, plays chess, and like me she loves to ski. ” One day, a woman named Patricia Lahrmer, from 1010 WINS, a local radio station, came to to do an interview.