All credit goes to one of my anonymous commenters who found this info and provided a link on a recent blog posting.
Frank Sam Early, the latest victim of a North Minneapolis car shooting where drugs were likely involved, whose extensive criminal record was published, exclusively, here on Johnny Northside Dot Com, was imprisoned in Marion Illinois on crack cocaine and gun possession charges. While there, like many prison inmates, Early sought help and companionship through a prison pen pal website.
It should be noted different states have different rules about allowing inmates to seek pen pals on websites. Minnesota is apparently one of the states which DOES NOT currently allow it. Of course, if an Illinois prison inmate posted to such a website and managed to snag a MINNESOTA pen pal, that wouldn't be breaking any rules. The question I suddenly have is...
Is this how Early met the female companion who was gunned down in the car with him?
Early's personal ad read as follows...
(Paragraph breaks inserted by this blogger. "And" symbol replaced by word "and" due to blog formatting issues)
I hope that this message finds you well. First of all, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to read my ad. My name is Frank but friends call me Prince so please do so.
(JNS interjects: Right, your friends call you "Prince." And my friends call me "Chuck Norris.")
I'm from Chicago, Illinois and I'm placing this ad in hopes of finding a true friend and hopefully that special someone. I'm open-minded and I like women of all cultures and sizes. I'm a very out-going person and I'm seeking the same. I'm a man who truly believes in keeping it real and I expect the same from whoever writes.
(JNS interjects: What's that mean? Like, let's do drugs together and knock off a liquor store or something? Sure not planning to reform myself, seeking same in a mate?)
I like females who can communicate on all levels and is willing to give a friendship their all. I'm 5'9" and weigh 190. I'm brown-skinned and wear my hair in braids. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully we can build a solid friendship. So until I hear from you, keep your head up and stay strong.
Frank Early #06879-041
PO Box 1000
Marion, IL 62959
Birthdate: September 10/1974
Expected Date of Release: December/2005 or March 18/2006
JNS says: Anybody care to comment on the tattoos? Both the crown and the crossed tridents definitely look like gang tattoos to me, but I don't have my "Great Big Book Of Gang Signs" handy here in Afghanistan. Here's a good link, however, click here.