Prison dating services include Meet an Inmate, loveaprisoner.com and Women Behind Bars. All online services aim to connect members of the general public with prison inmates looking for a pen pal.
Meet an Inmate has been in operation since 1998. Loveaprisoner.com believes inmates with someone to connect with receive emotional and spiritual benefits from such positive interaction. The site has a 75 percent success rate for helping inmates find their soulmates, as of 2015. Caution is encouraged, as all inmates are felons convicted of a crime. Meet an Inmate encourages potential pen pals to be understanding but not gullible when communicating with inmates.