Is the Jayme Closs suspect allowed to send you letters from prison? All signs point to yes.
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, authorities say 21-year-old Jake Patterson is allowed to send letters to anyone he'd like to from prison following the release of a disturbing letter allegedly written and sent to a pen pal by him.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says investigators are currently looking into whether Patterson, who is accused of kidnapping Closs and killing her parents, violated his bond by writing the letter, which was obtained by Radar Online. The bond prohibits him from contacting Jayme or the individuals who helped her escape last month.
If it is not a bond violation, Patterson can legally write letters to whoever he wants, Fitzgerald says.
"He can send you a letter all day long. Nothing I can do about it."
Fitzgerald says the letter "appears" to be from Patterson, but it has not yet been confirmed that he indeed wrote it. He says investigators believe the letter was sent to an out-of-state address.
The contents of the letter are seriously disturbing. Patterson admits to spending time in the kitchen cooking with Jayme, and even decorates her name with hearts. Read and see the full letter here.