So why did we decide to create the Prison Role Play in Second Life group inworld and take on the task of building this website & forum? The answer is rather simple: We have been actively involved in the prison role play community for many years and feel the many individuals who are involved, or who may be interested in becoming involved should have a place where they can share, learn and improved their own experiences. For me, my involvement started more than 4 years ago at that legendary role play Asterion, created by the masterful Traci Gassner & Bethany Letrova. I had been involved with other more mainstream role play environments in second life for a couple years, but the whole prison theme made me a little curious. While quietly exploring a number of the RP environments in SL at the time I met one amazing soul who not only took me on a tour of many, but after learning my interests were mostly in RP, pointed me in the direction of Asterion.
What followed were several months of the most intense role play I had experiences and the creation of friendships which last today. In the years since, I have created a role play environment of my own, aided in the development of another and continue to be involved as the creator of products for those in the community. I understand the commitment of those creators, particularly those who build and operate role play environments, who spend untold hours to the stage upon which amazing role play occurs. That role play can be amongst the most intense and creative of any I have seen in Second Life.
Yet at the same time that role play comes in many different flavors and choosing the right one is essential to your personal experience. I was fortunate one weekend day to find an amazing guide who helped me find my place to start the adventure. Along the way I met so many great players who helped me along. However I know others who have struggled to find their place or to grow their one style of play. Still others have been just a little curious about prison role play, but never did find the place to start. The whole prison role play is a bit of a guilty pleasure. That is why we have created this group. We believe sharing information, experiences, advice and yes, personal viewpoints can help the community as a whole grow in both size and quality. Hope you not only enjoy, but take some time to share your thoughts and experiences by contributing your words and pictures.