The manipulations of a psychopath There are facts that may be exposed in these letters, and then there is the agenda. If you believe that the perp is a psychopath/sociopath/malignant narcissist, then here is the place to explore it; I think it otherwise will get lost in the other more factual thread. I have only read the first page of the Casey/Robyn letter and I think it is a psychological goldmine. She mentions, "contraband", so she knows it's wrong but doesn't care. Also, she is establishing rapport, like 'you and I are in this together'. 'the boys always have a good laugh at my expense'- she is distanced from the import of being incarcerated, it's more like a family. "Ha"- her attitude is cheery. Desire for the 'honest' uncensored'- she's so pure "god, betrayal, we've both had to deal with a lot of that, our exes sure are winners"- establishing rapport, we are victims Uses a litany of cliches - 'god is on our side, we...ultimately have the greatest rewards...in order to have life we must lose our old lives so that we may be reborn...the light is clearly shining at the end of the tunnel' To me, the first page is all about sucking in her reader. She also writes that it shouldn't have taken so long to get the results back of Jesse's paternity test, inferring that something was not right, leaving the rest to the mark's imagination, strengthening the bond of mistrust. I am guessing whatever the perp "confides" in the following pages has a definite agenda.