But now, the stakes have risen as pen pal scams have figured in the murders of four gay men, three in Mississippi and one in New York, who had been writing to the murder suspects when they were behind bars. Goodman, 30, walked out of state prison with thousands of dollars from pen pals whom he had apparently persuaded to send money, said New York State Police investigator Richard J. Homosexuals, sometimes vulnerable to blackmail and unlikely to file complaints, are the primary target of such scams, she said, followed by religious people who want to help the less fortunate, and lonely subscribers to singles magazines carrying personal ads.
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Search RN. When Ali Winters found herself bored and lonely in a small town in WA, she chose an unusual hobby: writing to prison inmates in Louisiana. I was bored.
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I encouraged three of my gay friends to write to prisoners. They all wrote to different individuals at the same prison. The responses they got were all virtually identical in content, and two of them were in the same handwriting. None had any reference to things my friends had said.
Thousands of people walked by the Black and Pink booth during the Pride festival and hundreds of people stopped to talk with us. One of the primary objectives of the day was to get individuals to commit to beginning a pen pal friendship with a currently incarcerated LGBTQ prisoner. The choice to become a pen pal can feel somewhat daunting of a task at first.