Victims blast inmate pen-pal sites

Legal debate over the extent to which inmates should be allowed to communicate through the use of social networking websites has surfaced in several states

By Adam Sylvain

WASHINGTON — Roberta Roper has lived through the horrific reality of her daughter's brutal murder in an abandoned Maryland farmhouse.

Now, 30 years later, Roper is face-to-face with the imprisoned killer -- this time, by way of a third-party website that helps prisoners attract contact with the outside world.

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