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Old 02-04-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I am curious about how to find a prison photo of people. When I read books about crimes I usually will try to find a recent photo of the person in prison I am reading about. It is interesting to see how much different some people look after being in prison for a while. Usually the smugness they showed in court is gone after a few years in prison. In particular I was watching a TV show about a guy who killed his parents. He was so cocky in court it made me want to smack the smirk off his face. The guys name was Ernie Sherer.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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We have a case that happened back in 1997 ... surfacing once again. Jimmy Robertson murdered his parents and the jury found him guilty and sentence him to death. The appeals have been going on and he has had 11 court appointment lawyers so far.

Now the Discovery Channel has picked up on his story and have a documentary program coming out this spring regarding Robertson and the murders. South Carolina doesn't allow interviews with inmates on death row so he won't be on the program.

You can see from this 1997 picture of him ... he had his fingers in his ears when the jury delivered their verdict. No pictures of him now while on death row. Apparently 14 years in prison hasn't changed this one. He is still smug and cocky.

ROCK HILL: Rock Hill death row inmate again appeals; TV documentary in works | Andrew Dys | Rock Hill Herald Online
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Every state has a Department of Correction website, generally open to the public, and you can do a Search for an Offender. Some states, like Texas, or at least the last time I looked, don't have it.

Try it, see what you come up with!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Or maybe there's a dating website where those people who want to marry prisoners find their true soul-in-a-cell mates.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Or maybe there's a dating website where those people who want to marry prisoners find their true soul-in-a-cell mates.
You are correct ... Susan Smith had her profile on one of those pen pal websites ... then she removed it.

WriteAPrisoner.com - Susan Smith's Pen-Pal Profile

Do prisoners have access to computers and the internet?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Do prisoners have access to computers and the internet?

They sure do or people on the outside set it up for them. Anything you can get in the free world, you can get in a prison.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Eastlake Park, PHX
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Just go to your State's (or the State in question's) DOC site. They usually have a "Inmate Search" link, and a lot of DOC websites include a mugshot. For example, HERE is my State's (AZ) DOC Inmate Locator...
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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They sure do or people on the outside set it up for them. Anything you can get in the free world, you can get in a prison.
And sometimes, if you are making an airline reservation or ordering something, you might be talking to someone in a prison.

I remember reading a story about a young woman who shot and killed her stepmother at her father's urging when she was 13 or 14. She had a job in prison making airline reservations. The company arranged the work with the state/corrections system.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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South Carolina doesn't allow interviews with inmates on death row so he won't be on the program.


Party poopers!!!
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