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Prisoners searching for love online

Stephanie Olson Stephanie Olson
A part of an online profile on the site. A part of an online profile on the site.
LaFonda Faye Foster LaFonda Faye Foster
Ken Kearns Ken Kearns

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - They're lonely and looking for love, but they're locked up, some for life. Nevertheless, some Kentucky prisoners manage to skirt prison rules to look for love online.

They pose, they flex and some even go topless. Their bios say they are honest and loyal but these lonely hearts aren't exactly date-worthy in a match-maker sense. They're prisoners, some "lifers," as in convicted killers like LaFonda Faye Foster, who advertises online for love and friendship.

"This is just wrong," said Ken Kearns as he reacted to Foster's bio on Dubbed "Kentucky Blue Eyes," Foster is a cold blooded killer, one of Lexington's most notorious murderers who shot, stabbed then ran over five people, including Kearns' disabled grandfather in 1986. In her bio, she's described as an "emotional orphan starved for affection."

"How about five people that are dead that don't get to enjoy grandchildren or celebrate birthdays?" said Kearns.

Then there's Stephanie Olson, a self-described fun loving, caring, honest sweetheart who just happens to be imprisoned for plotting the brutal stabbing murder of her own mother. Her projected release date is 2030.

"You're in prison, you're lonely, you want to be on a dating website asking people to send you money to buy candy bars," said Kearns. "I got news for you, my grandfather will never ever have another candy bar."

Most of the submitted photos on the website were snapped in prison uniforms, minus shirts in some cases. We contacted the Kentucky Department of Corrections to see what the policy is on cameras. A spokeswoman said cameras and cell phones are not allowed in the prisons, and in fact an investigation is underway right now to see how the photos were taken.

The spokesperson stressed inmates get no internet access. Kearns and others offended by the postings say, clearly, there is a breach in the policies somewhere. "I think that needs to be looked at," he said. "Why would you want to glorify these people?"

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