Prison Pen Pal


It is not uncommon for Reporters or Anchors to get letters from people locked up in prison.

Over the years we have seen some of the grossest letters you can read from inmates to TV news people.

But, every now and then, a prison letter can make some news.

KARE (Minneapolis) Reporter Lou Raguse says he received a letter from Jake Patterson from the Polk County Jail.

Patterson is the man charged with abducting missing endangered teen Jayme Closs and shooting her parents in October 2018.

In his letter to Raguse, Patterson says that he plans on pleading “guilty” to the charges against him.

"[I plan to] Plead guilty. I want Jayme and her relatives to know that. Don't want them to worry about a trial. Was actually going to on the 6th, but in a case like this it's not really allowed? So the judge moved it to the 27th of March," he wrote in the letter according to a KARE report.

Patterson goes on to say, "The cops say I planned this thoroughly, and that I said that. They're really good at twisting your words around, put them in different spots, straight up lie," he wrote. "Little mad about that. Trying to cover up their mistakes I guess. This was mostly on impulse. I don't think like a serial killer."