But as his school detentions led to expulsions and, eventually, arrests for possession of weed and then burglaries, we fell out of touch.
For various reasons I felt utterly disconnected from my family and friends back home, who were struggling with their own problems.
Justin and I had dated off and on for years, and some part of me always believed we would end up married. I was quiet, studious, painfully shy; he was full of boisterous energy and crude jokes.
Our parents were close friends, and we’d grown up together. I loved his pug nose, his fiery red hair, and his teasing smiles.
I suspect it doesn't take much to be 'in a relationship' with a prisoner, so it's really a quick fix to fill the void, so to speak, while you're searching for other options on the 'outside'.
Let's face it; Inmates have time to work out and women find a good body attractive especially if, in real life, these girls haven't had the opportunity to lay their hands on someone good-looking.