I googled my penpal's cellie, against my own better judgement, because my friend begged me to.
What I found out horrified me: The cellie had raped and murdered his cellie in another prison. I did not pass on this information to my penpal, but I told him to DO ANYTHING YOU CAN TO BE MOVED TO ANOTHER CELL.
What I did was not okay by any light, and I cannot offer any excuse.
I am sure everyone fails to live up to their own principles occasionally.