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Inmates Give Back in a BIG Way

Incarcerated individuals at Madison Correctional Institution in London, Ohio, are giving back in a big way! They recently donated $2,500 to help fund scholarships for the children of the incarcerated through the non-profit organization Creative Corrections Education Foundation (CCEF). JPay is a proud supporter of CCEF and how they’re helping to change lives and truly make a difference.

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  1. Carnell S. Jones

    January 26, 2015 - 6:20 pm

    My heart is in the right place for forgiving and accepting those who are taken from their families. Prisons should be places that inmates learn how to have a mindset to learn from their errors and decide to make a change for the better in their lives and therefore in the lives of the loved ones they leave behind. Those who love our family member(s) suffer too. How can we help? Are there businesses that help ex-offenders after their release? If so, please provide those resources. Give the offenders a chance to be really free when released from prison and not just have to look forward to being punished by a society that does not give a second or third chance for improvement. Isn’t that what God teaches? “He will forgive us as we forgive others.” So true.

  2. kayla

    January 9, 2015 - 7:03 pm

    Is there anyway to buy books off Amazon and send them to an inmate?

  3. Valarie

    December 23, 2014 - 6:32 am

    What a blessing for everyone involved!!! Is this being done all over or Just at that specific institution? I have a loved one incarcerated in Indiana. I wonder what type of programs they have available there that he can be part of and I could support him also 🙂 Keep up the great work!
    I have been using JPay for about a year now. I love the fact that we can email each other as well as the video grams and now the video visitation 🙂 It is such a blessing to see the smiles and laughter in our conversations. Since I am in Ohio and he is in Indiana….this is truly a blessing since he is so far away.
    Thank you JPay for this opportunity! God bless!

  4. Editor

    December 9, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Hi Sara – You can search for your loved one at and set up a JPay account so you can send money and emails. Have a great day!

  5. sj

    December 9, 2014 - 11:22 am

    very sweet!!!

  6. Christina Mcgill

    December 8, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    I would like details on the scholarships for children.

  7. Kelly

    November 29, 2014 - 10:28 pm

    I think that this is absolutely incredible! What a wonderful way for to help make a dream of college come true. So many people do not go to college due to the overwhelming costs. Congratulations to all involved! You have a lot to be proud of!

  8. Dorothy

    November 21, 2014 - 10:51 pm

    This is great,it will help All involved
    Everyone will benefit and feel so much

  9. Anita M. McGrone

    November 20, 2014 - 9:47 pm

    There are millions of inmates all over this land just, like these inmates, just waiting for the opportunity to show the world that there is still good in them. And for those who are doing their time as opposed to letting the time do them. I commend them. Time is a valuable commodity. Once lost, you can not get it back. It’s important that you cherish each moment as if it were your last Remember the good that you do will come back to you. Life is short. Live well … love hard … seek God.

  10. R. DeLana

    November 17, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    It’s very uplifting to read stories like the one above; I work in a juvenile detention center where the young students I teach have no concept of giving back.

    I am going to print this and show it to the counselors and see if there is some type project the students in the long-term program can ‘buy-into’ that might begin to teach them compassion, empathy.

    It would sure go a long way toward helping them be better citizens of their community and hopefully keep them from recidivism!!

  11. jennifer

    November 14, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    What a wonderful idea!!!! Can individuals donate or Justas a Correctional Institutions? I also heard that some Correctional Institutions have family day! And it’s all day!!!!! That is wonderful too!!!! Thank you Jpay for being that proud support of CCEP.
    In fact I greatly appreciated being about to sent mail and money to my love one. Haven’t try that Video message yet. but that seems great as well. Now we just have too teach the public that time served doesn’t mean to continue to be punished the for their mistake until they die…or forever!!!!
    God bless your earnest work!!!!

  12. MaryAnn Moreno

    November 5, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    I am a victim of an incarcerated father and most of my family members truly do feel that Charles E. Moore has been a tremendous help to my brother who has been abused in the Columbia Correctional Institute in Lake City Florida. I do believe that justice needs to be done for those at this facility and need answers to why my brother is having seisures, a bad hip as well as knee and walks with a cane now.

  13. Melissa Farler-Dschaak

    November 5, 2014 - 3:16 am

    I hate it when loved ones or anyone for that matter go to jail since your already Hemed up good-looking out!I’m sure making lemonade out of lemons makes your time go faster,Fortunately you have a since of mind and a heart.. It’s nice u can be doing what’s right maybe if someone would have done something special for us we wouldn’t have had to ever even had to never be there ourselves!?! Keep on keeping on.

  14. Mike Ard

    October 23, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    Inmates at the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, Kentucky build a Habitat for Humanity house every summer for the vocational carpentry class. The home is then disassembled, placed onto a flatbed tractor/trailer truck, and driven to its destination where non-inmates assemble it. No one ever gives credit to the inmates who actually built it. I think they deserve some credit too.

  15. Maryellen Sapp

    October 17, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Thankyou for finding a way to give back.
    how about a Santa Claus program…

  16. sara simental

    October 16, 2014 - 8:59 pm

    locating ruben simental to tell him i love him n want to marry him

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