Beginning this past Tuesday, November 1st, Federal judges began reviewing the prison sentences of thousands of offenders convicted for crimes related to crack cocaine. This review process is an extension of the Fair Sentencing Act, passed in 2010, which reduced the disparity in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine offenses.
Inmates in Pennsylvania and Nebraska experience the therapeutic effects of domestic animals Normally we use the space on this blog to comment on aspects of the correctional system that relate, even tangentially, to us at JPay. This being a post-Irene, still-kind-of-grey Monday morning, we thought we’d stray from that tendency
Inmates’ friends and family can now send money in Louisiana through JPay.com, the JPay money order lockbox, and at any MoneyGram location. Sending money in the Big Easy just got easier. JPay is launching in Louisiana today, which means sending money to state prisoners will now be as easy and
What Monday’s ruling means for local facilities in CA and what can be done Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the state of California must reduce its state prison population by more than 33,000 inmates, to 110,000, citing persistent overcrowding as an infringement on 8th Amendment rights. Governor
Article on money-saving, community-building prison newscasts echoes JPay We came across an interesting article this week by Michael Rosenwald in the Washington Post – The News Behind Bars – which describes a closed-circuit newscast at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown, Md. According to the Post article, the newscast,