In a side volunteer “job”, I work with men released from prison, often with sexual offense histories. Generally they are still on parole / supervision.
Currently I have one “client” who is barely literate technically but who had a myspace account before he went to prison about 6 years ago.
He’s been told by state police here in PA that he must delete his old myspace account or risk re-incarceration, whether or not he has used the account. But he’s also prohibited from using any social media accounts in any manner whatsoever - and has no idea what his old email was when he set this account up as a teenager. So he has asked for my help in shutting down his old unused profile.
The myspace website is rather unhelpful in trying to find a way to do this without having him log in - which is both practically impossible and legally prohibited.
Any myspace ops folks on the list? Please contact me off-list.
All others - I truly apologize for the barely-operational content, but other avenues have been brick walls.
search for “legal”
The first link is “law enforcement.” Down at the end it has an address.
Prepare a letter on a lawyer’s letterhead. Include a copy of the instruction you have on government letterhead ordering your client to delete his account. Send it certified mail.
If the account remains online after you get the receipt for the letter’s delivery, return to the judge and ask for a letter ordering myspace to delete the account. Then send a copy of that to the address.
Thanks! Replying to the list as well … several kind folks replied off-list.
As you can imagine, getting a lawyer’s letterhead could involve some expense that our shoestring volunteer organization wishes to avoid … which is why I sought a tech contact in order to pave the way if possible (sometimes it’s still WHO you know more than WHAT you know).
Good news is that the parole officer has now assured my client that no matter what PSP told him, the PO won’t technical him for circumstances beyond his control. So the pucker factor is markedly diminished.
This is a public thanks to all who have sent off-line offers of help and support! The effort continues but now with more manageable urgency.
And thanks to the list for being gracious re this non-operational followup.
As you can imagine, getting a lawyer's letterhead could involve some expense that our shoestring volunteer organization wishes to avoid .. which is why I sought a tech contact in order to pave the way if possible (sometimes it's still WHO you know more than WHAT you know).
I may be able to help with that letterhead thing.
LMK offlist if you still need/want it.