Up close and personal with the prison-for-profit systemSubmitted by fishyculture on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 19:12
My son finally found her - she is bright, awake, and ready to walk away from it all and take up farming. But, before they met... She got a DUI, got her license suspended, paid the fines and filled out the papers, got her license back... They never got the last paper, so revoked it again without telling her. She got pulled over for a broken turn signal, got sent to jail and bonded out. She called her probation officer for help, he told her she was hopeless and would never get out of the prison system. She panicked and ran.
Not far enough or fast enough. They picked her up today. I am trying to figure out how to reach her. Here is what I found:
No human contact, video visits only and they will cost me $6 each.
As part of a lawsuit settlement with the Democrat Party, the Gutless Old Party agreed to not engage in any voter protection initiatives. Two of the clauses read this way:(e) refrain from undertaking any ballot security activities in polling places or election districts where the racial or ethnic composition of such districts is a factor in the decision to conduct, or the actual conduct of, such activities there and where a purpose or significant effect of such activities is to deter qualified voters from voting; and the conduct of such activities disproportionately in or directed toward districts that have a substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations shall be considered relevant evidence of the existence of such a factor and purpose;(f) refrain from having private personnel deputized as law enforcement personnel in connection with ballot security activities.
"The cost of a paid visit is $6.18.
Payment for one visit cannot be transferred to another.
Paid visits cannot be converted to free visits, if the inmate mistakenly sent the invitation as a paid visit they will need to cancel the request and resend as a free visit.
When you enter payment information, the system checks to see if funds are available and a hold is placed on those funds.
The card is not actually charged until the inmate logs in for the visit.
If the visit is cancelled or the inmate does not login, you are not charged and the hold on the funds is released. It is up to your bank or credit card company to process the release and make the funds available. This can take up to 10 days.
If the inmate logs in to the visit but you do not, then the visit is forfeited and you will be charged.
Inmates do not have the ability to pay for visits.
Debit or Credit card is the only method of payment accepted.
All visits scheduled by the guest will require payment."
This is inhumane, and this woman's "crimes" have NO VICTIM and certainly do not merit cutting her off from her loved ones. (I don't need a lecture on DUIs - she got pulled over without injuring anyone. NO victim.)