inmates with strong family ties are much less likely to reoffend, but why let that get in the way of an overload ordered scam?
When a person goes to prison, one of the most obvious and important to ensure a successful reintegration into society after their release in order to maintain and strengthen family ties during incarceration. Most families are willing and able to keep in touch with their loved ones. Unfortunately, there are many barriers in place that prevent them from doing so, not least costs are prohibitive and sometimes exploitation pure and simple.
A woman who spoke with (I'll call her Jennifer) describes the difficulty of keeping in touch with his brother, who has spent the last 10 years in prison.
"After 10 years, my brother was finally moved to a place where only half a day (550 miles) to visit. You must make an appointment up to three weeks before they can visit Hotel prices in the region are twice as elsewhere., And the emotional and financial costs to achieve this are great because families are made to share the cost of the death penalty very literal "Jennifer
describes some of these "forms very literal," as gasoline $ 70-100 per trip, the. $ 90 per person for a hotel room, the $ 50-100 for food in the visiting room over, it pays $ 40 to keep a landline would not otherwise be able to receive a 3 - 5min to collect his brother is awarded each month, plus a maximum of $ 20 for the cost of the call itself. This translates into about $ 400 for five hours and five minutes on a phone call. Anything that is "significant contacts". But it is necessary.
This means that up to 60% of what families need to pay for a collect call from jail his family has nothing to do with the cost of telephone service. The same study also revealed that, in many cases, the telephone company, which guarantees the payment of higher commission was also the company most likely to win the contract in prison.