Death row inmates' pages on MySpace draws criticism

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 5:29 pm
By: News On 6

HOUSTON (AP) Crime victim advocates are upset that at least 30 Texas death row inmates have had pages on the popular Internet site MySpace created for them.

Andy Kahan, director of the crime victims office for Houston Mayor Bill White, recently asked the Web site to reconsider having pages created and maintained for convicted criminals, particularly murderers.

MySpace officials didn't respond to Kahan's e-mail and didn't immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press.

The inmates detail their personalities, likes and dislikes, just as others do on the Web site.

Since no Texas inmate has Internet access, they send letters, journal entries or blog postings to friends and families who create the pages and post their writings for them.