arly one May morning, Renea Royster arrived at her son’s apartment, pulled out her laptop, and scrolled through the dozens of messages from prisoners that had collected in her inbox overnight.She began her daily grind of copy-paste — moving messages sent via Corr Links, an email service available to federal inmates, to the Facebook pages they had paid her to create in their names.The other weird thing is that she’s always dating a different man.I got to wondering, “How does she keep meeting all these guys that are locked up?Renea read out a post that one of her clients had asked her to put on his Facebook page. “Everybody stops and looks her way, and when she talks everybody shuts up and listens,” she read aloud to her son Phil, who chuckled. ” Eventually, she drifted to other tasks: helping prisoners look up old friends, sending them stock quotes and sports scores (for their fantasy leagues), and checking crowdfunding pages where they’re raising money for legal bills.
The websites put up profiles of inmates online, complete with a picture of the inmate. There is obviously a sizable market for people who are looking to get involved with men behind bars.
As any “Mob Wives” viewer knows, dating an inmate is a long, hard road with limited calls, and almost no physical contact.
Nonetheless, thousands of women seek relationships with prisoners. Our Sacred Bombshell blogger Jessica Ruane investigates women who date criminals.
If you think about it logically, it makes no sense.
To anybody who isn't emotionally involved, it is hard to find one, let alone more, compelling reason of why a seemingly sane person should look for love that way.