Action Against Inmate Ads Draw More Attention
Since Nixon announced his legal action less than two weeks ago, about 15 of the 100 Missouri inmates listing their ads on www.writeaprisoner.com have sought to pull them.
But Web site owner Adam Lovell says about 300 Missourians have emailed him seeking to start a pen-pal relationship with prisoners. That's 20 to 30 times as many inquiries as he normally gets from Missouri.
Lovell says he supports Nixon's action of going after inmates seeking to con people out of money. But he defends the Web site as a good way for prisoners to find friends.