Sending selfies to your loved one has never been this easy. JPay recently introduced Snap N’ Send, a feature of the JPay mobile app that allows you to send a picture to your incarcerated loved one… without having to attach it to an email! It’s that simple: you just snap
Category: Prison News
Beginning September 1st, 2016, the Washington State Department of Corrections (WADOC) will be transitioning to fully electronic visitation applications. This new policy will apply to all visitors, both adults and minors. The electronic visitor application can be found at the following link: doc.wa.gov/docs/forms/visitor-application.htm By moving to online applications, visitor applications
This past year, digital education in corrections has spread like wildfire, enabling mass education in prisons through the use of tablets. Education plays a vital role in rehabilitation and reintegration, as research proves that inmates who receive education while in prison are 43 percent less likely to become repeat offenders.
Some believe prisons actually do more harm than good – creating a ripple effect that harms both incarcerated individuals and their families. A recent interview with outspoken Maya Schenwar, the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, explores the philosophy of
Despite the evidence that inmate education reduces recidivism — by 43% according to the U.S. Department of Education — many “tough on crime” politicians find the idea of inmates receiving a college education behind bars infuriating. Politicians can choose to ignore the evidence and paint in-prison education as unfair to