It had never crossed my mind to interact with an imprisoned felon, but now I intend to do so, and this web site seems to me the most trustworthy site from which to initiate such interactions.
A prisoner in a prison in Wisconsin contacted me in search of a copy of a law review article I had written. I assume he thinks it can assist him in his appeal. I found his request as thoughtful and well-constructed as any of the several notes I have received from academics making a similar request. Curious, I read transcripts of his case and a subsequent appeal and a class action he is trying to initiate. Just my brief contact with him has opened my eyes to prison culture beyond where a few books had taken me.
I would be curious to hear from any of you who initiate contacts with prisoners.