“We get really deep and personal in our letters about our pasts and just stuff like that, so we’re able to open up to one another.
“I never was able to open up to anybody before him.” Young, 24, first connected with Mehlenbacher, 42, in November after she sent Christmas cards to a few of the inmates on the website.
It doesn’t matter, insists Melissa, who says the site helps prisoners pass the time and “get back into the swing of things” as they reconnect with women. I’m just a firm believer in redemption and rehabilitation…
“I’m making a difference, for sure — and that’s become most important to me,” said Melissa, whose website is open to any offender. I believe everybody deserves a second chance.” Melissa, however, has a warning for those interested in contacting one of the inmates on her website: proceed with caution.
” By comparison, Young says, an inmate cannot just show up at your house uninvited right after you meet them.