Greetings.
A Tumblr for anything and everything that falls under the True Crime umbrella. Serial Killers, Mass Shooters, Psychopaths, Inmates, Mobsters, Terrorists, Teen Killers, Deceased Killers, Prison Life, Murderabilia / True Crime Artifacts, Writing to Inmates, Books / Films, Pictures, etc. Any Asks pertaining to those subjects are welcomed and encouraged. I'm an extremely visual person so I enjoy posting as many pictures as possible. This page was created for those interested in all things True Crime and are seeking to learn more, start writing inmates, or share their knowledge. I will be posting original content & reblogging from other awesome True Crime blogs. I will answer any questions about writing to inmates to the best of my ability. This blog is purely to educate and share true crime information and showcase some of the true crime artifacts I collect; I am not "attracted" to any of the people I blog about. My personal blog? mormondyke.tumblr.com. My girlfriend is thedeathmerchant, and we will probably get married soon and drink wine right out of the bottle at our wedding, sorry but we're not sorry.

 

Anonymous asked
What is kim'd?? Don't you like Bryan Kim??

Anonymous asked
For anon: When I wanted to write to an inmate, I started sharing true crime cases with my mother and explained why I was interested etc. Slowly I introduced her to positive stories I've read on true crime blogs like this, and later introduced the idea of writing myself to someone specific. She understood and now I can write to probably anyone. Just be honest, descriptive, and try to express your interest the best you can as much as you can to help get parents used to the idea. Good luck!

Thanks for the tips, anon.

wingo-lamo asked
What's your opinion on Torey Adamcik?


A lot of people seem to think Torey is innocent.  I know very little about him, and I’ve never read the book on him.  But I think that even if he had less involvement than Brian Lee Draper, he was still very much involved in the murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart.  Often times in cases like this one, both parties will start pointing fingers at each other. 

Anonymous asked
Hi, I'm 18 and still live with my parents and was wondering how I can convince them to let me write to an inmate? I don't want to do it behind their back because I'd have to use their address as a return address

Don’t write behind their backs. If you know why you want to do it and who you want to write, bring it up to them and explain yourself. Or buy yourself a PO Box.

Anonymous asked
When you visit an inmate, would you say it can be quite awkward?

At first, absolutely yes. The whole process can be quite daunting. With the officers and the way they act towards you, etc.

Anonymous asked
I think I remember you saying that Curtis Gambill was a really nice person to write to, but do you know if the other two guys involved are also good? I think one of their names is Ryan Wood and he seemed really genuine, but do you know if he responds?

I don’t know anything about the two others involved, I’m sorry!

Anonymous asked
When you're with an inmate, talking on a visit, do people listen in to your conversation or is it quite private?

The only time it wasn’t private was when I was visiting an inmate before an execution, and he was in this crazy cell…I had two armed guards behind me the entire time.

Anonymous asked
I want to write inmates but I wouldn't know what to say, I don't want to talk about their situation I'm sure that's uncomfortable so what do you talk about with them?

What would you talk to anyone else about? What would you talk to your friends about? I think if you don’t know what to say, there’s really no reason to be writing. Just my opinion. I get a ton of questions where people ask “what do I say?” I think if you don’t know what you want to talk about, maybe hold off on writing until you do. When I wrote, it came naturally to me. I had nobody to ask, it was just something I wanted to do and I knew what I wanted to say.

THEN AND NOW: Teacher Who Subdued School Shooter Barry Loukaitis Recalls That Day