One particular person’s cellmate is one other particular person’s soulmate.
A Swiss citizen reportedly has grow to be engaged to a US prisoner after spending simply three hours collectively.
Kim Eichenberger, who hails from Gebenstorf, Switzerland, stated she related with William McCarty on WriteAPrisoner.com — an internet site facilitating pen pal relationships with American inmates.
“I’ve all the time discovered criminals very fascinating,” Eichenberger admitted in an interview with Central European News (CEN).
“That’s why I wrote to William,” she additional defined. “He’s been a prison all his life. He grew up in tough circumstances and dealt medicine.”
McCarty is at present serving time for drug offenses at a correctional facility in California and is ready for launch in October 2023.
After exchanging a number of letters, Eichenberger realized she was falling for the felon and determined to fly to the US to go to him behind bars.
During their first — and solely — 3-hour assembly, McCarty popped the query to Eichenberger as jail guards watched on.
“It felt very unusual, nevertheless it was additionally very lovely,” the lovestruck Swiss lady swooned in regards to the shock — and supervised — proposal.
However, the smitten blond might have additionally dedicated a criminal offense earlier than assembly her man, claiming to CEN that she reduce some corners with the intention to see McCarty within the flesh.
“In order to fulfill, you need to request a allow that proves you’ve identified one another for 2 years or extra,” she said, including that she had not identified her prisoner paramour for that lengthy.
“It sounds silly and it’s not likely my type, however you need to sneak your approach by way of it.”
A now-engaged Eichenberger — who is a well-liked gamer on Twitch — says any white lie was value it.
She and McCarty at the moment are planning for a life collectively in Idaho, and he or she has already utilized for a US visa.
“My purpose is that by the point he will get out of jail, I’ll be there,” she declared.
In the meantime, Eichenberger is again in Switzerland and nonetheless speaks to her incarcerated beau over the telephone.
“He offers me excessive psychological help,” she cooed. “Without him, I wouldn’t know the place I’d be now.”
WriteAPrisoner.com reportedly was set as much as support with prisoner rehabilitation and reduce the chance of a jailbird’s re-offending after launch.
According to the site, “many years of analysis have proven that sustaining contact with the surface world helps the psychological well being and emotional well-being of inmates. In addition to extra optimistic attitudes and a discount in recidivism for individuals who interact in common communication, society at massive advantages. Inmates that keep optimistic relationships throughout incarceration are higher outfitted to work together with relations, employers, and others upon launch.”
Meanwhile, Eichenberger isn’t the one European lady to fall for an American prison at present behind bars.
Last December, British lady Gemma Morgan, 31, tied the knot with convicted rapist Leonel Vasquez, 31, inside a Virginia jail — lower than two years after they started exchanging messages on-line.
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