Monday, January 19, 2015

Another way to make a buck off mass incarceration: Email and Ecards

JPay officials argue that the e-cards and email are ingredients in a rehabilitative recipe that keeps inmates connected to their families. They point to research showing that inmates who maintain close contact with their family members tend to perform better upon release, with higher odds of finding stable employment and housing.

But critics take issue with the fact that JPay's services are only available to those who can pay. They also say the company's basic business model is problematic, since it relies on men and women being incarcerated in large numbers.


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