America has 5% of the worlds population, yet we hold 25% of the worlds inmates. One in every 100 Americans are incarcerated.
Anybody that thinks this is not a business is sadly mistaken. This is a cash cow, and big business in America. Not even just for the jobs, money, and business that they generate. Also all the other people and businesses getting rich and gaining profit do to incarceration. I want to know who owns Keefe Corporation, icsolutions phone company, and access secure pak, jpay and write prisoner.com Maybe I’m crazy, but I wonder where and who they give contributions to politically. Maybe I’ve just watched too much TV. Especially here in the Idaho system (one of the worst in America). They have completely monopolized all of our access to the phone, the way we order food, music, and even charge our family a fee to add money to our accounts through a company called accesscorrections. They do a lot of double charges too. They charge you not only to put it on, but again to use a credit or debit card. It cost $20 just to add $100 to your phone so we can call you. And it used to be it depended on your service to take collect calls etc…Well we can’t dial out unless its through icsolutions. These are just some of the system scams and businesses.
Here in Idaho we have one of the harshest systems in America. The chage I received 15 years for nobody was even hurt at all. I’ve seen worse assaults on reality shows. Specifically little women Dallas where one of them is beating another girl in the head with a pizza pan. I’m currently over 10 years in to a five year sentence. I’m 5 years past my 5 year, parole eligible date. They can’t receive the money per year for me if I’m not here. And all the vendors can’t get rich off of our families if we are not here.
This place is not set up for rehabilitation at all. There are few classes and programs here to better yourself. The one’s they do have are a joke. They force people to take them so they receive that money for them being in the classes.
So at the end of the day I just want people to know, realize and understand that this is a big business. I’m not saying that I haven’t messed up, because I have. But anywhere in any court system is something called proportionality to offense. So at some point we are going to have to look at letting people out of here.
Feel free to look in to some of these things. If I’m wrong, let me know?