Casey Anthony Fans Send Her Money in Prison; She Buys Cheese Dip

Fear not for the demonized Casey Anthony, who has gotten her fair share of death threats, sure (and will be changing her name and donning a disguise upon her release from jail). Because despite all that, she has lots of friends. Friends who send her money to spend on makeup and ponytail holders and delicious snacks, and other fun things from the jailhouse canteen. As you'd probably guess, most of the people sending her money are men...but there are some women, too. Some believe she's innocent, some think she hasn't been fairly treated, some think Nancy Grace is really too mean, some just want to marry her.

ABC News reports that at least 17 people have sent Anthony money orders since May, according to Orange County Corrections Department records. Her parents, for the record, have not sent her any money since May 8. Donations have increased since her acquittal, including $100 from one person this week. Compared with the average prison balance of $36.30, Casey's got a sweet $472.18. One person even offered her a place to stay when she gets out of jail. What does she buy with this cash?

Anthony, who does not appear to have sent any thank you notes, has spent the money on things like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, eyeliner, ponytail holders as well as snacks like premium chicken breasts, jalapeno nacho cheese dip and spicy peanuts.

When contacted by ABC News to find out why her son sent money to Casey Anthony, the mom of one guy screamed into the phone, "He did what?"

Seems fair. By the way, she gets to bring the money home with her when she leaves...on Sunday.

Casey Anthony Admirers Sending Cash to Jailhouse Bank Account [ABC News]

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Linda Shelton
Linda Shelton

I wonder whether it is legal for the jail to be releasing someone's financial records. It doesn't seem right. Certain info is confidential in the U.S. even if you are in jail. It also doesn't seem right for a news organization to be hassling people who sent her money. Do we really want Murdock style tabloid journalism? I also find it disturbing that this article claims that buying toiletries and a few junk snacks while in isolation 23 hrs per day in a small cell in jail for 3 years is somehow a great privilege! What planet are they from? Jail food isn't fit for a dog. What's the big deal about some cheese  dip? Has the world gone mad?

I am very distressed about little Caylee and what happened to her, as well as disgusted at her mother's behavior after the death. However, she appears to have been a good mother. I respect the law and the jury. Clearly there was not sufficient evidence to convict and I will NOT judge her without seeing the evidence in a way that disagrees with the jury. THEY saw the evidence, not I. I suspect Casey is seriously mentally disturbed considering the dysfunctional family and her behavior. God knows what really happened, but I doubt she is a danger to anyone and my gut tells me she did not kill Caylee. I also doubt that someone so devoted to her child, would have killed her and I have some experience as a  mental health provider and pediatrician.

She has paid for her lies dearly. People should stop acting like a lynch mob and respect the jury and the law. The judge failed in that he didn't sentence her to have a mental examination and to have treatment for whatever disorder is causing her to have such despicable  behavior.

If Casey was reasonable, as well as remorseful for her lies and had good legal advice, she would offer to pay the state and any group that spent money looking for Caylee a % of any future earnings up to some cap they negotiate. How is it fair for someone that has been find not guilty to  pay the rest of their life due to the mob mentality of the public that is acting like citizens in Salem during the Salem Witch trials crying "burn the witch"?

I feel sick more about the reaction of the MOB than about the behavior of a mentally ill woman! There can be no justice and having a fair jury when you don't have the world watching must be impossible in the U.S. That is what really scares me. 


Yes, young, sweet, innocent Casey Anthony does have many admirers & supporters who believed in her and were gratified & vindicated by the jury's verdict.We now  eagerly anticipate her long overdue release from custody, and her first prime-time interview.

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