According to a friend of mine on the outside who wrote to celebrity prisoners during a rough patch she had, the communication feels meaningful and flattering. We collectively understood that we were going to be married within a few months of meeting in person. I slowed the pace when I entered a lower-security prison with better phone access. Manson's women, even from back in his murderous heyday as a cult leader, are younger and prettier, but also clearly nuttier than the frumpy ladies who took a chance on DeFeo. Brian is intelligent, witty and charismatic, but no Adonis. I entered prison married, but it had not been a long or a smooth union. Cigarettes and stamps, in lieu of currency, keep the market liquid. Send a copy to myself. And wives get to decide how much of their spouses they actually want to see.