ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Corrections Department officials say inmates could face disciplinary action if they don't remove profiles from an online pen-pal website.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico Corrections Department officials say inmates could face disciplinary action if they don't remove profiles from an online pen-pal website.

Corrections Deputy Secretary of Operations Joe Booker says officials are investigating how many inmates have profiles on WriteAPrisoner.com, and they're asking inmates to remove them.

Adam Lovell, president and owner of the website, says it was created to connect pen-pals with prisoners so they can trade letters. He says the site also provides educational tools and legal aide help.

KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13YrAAa) the site charges $40 a year to let inmates post profiles that include photos and descriptions of themselves and their crimes. The profiles also say where the inmates are serving so people can write to them.

Booker says it's against state rules for inmates to have social media profiles on any sites.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com