Oct. 31, 2019

Real Talk - The View Of A Connecticut Prisoner Vol. 3 No. 5

From Exposing Corruption In Connecticut State Government by Richard Stevenson


By Richard Stevenson


Well, the state has finally signed the contact with J-Pay for us to get tablets. So, let's see how long it will actually take them.

Officers are still against us getting them. These sadistic b's are against us getting anything that won't cause us pain (in the name of safety and security, of course). We missed out on the whole mp3 tech because of these hateful people. Many like myself have never even seen one. Understand that they are never in favor of lowering the recidivism rate. They are a big part of the reason why DOC administrators have such a hard time implementing programs that would keep people from coming back to prison.

Should you want to read the contract for yourself, go to J-Pay's website and type in Connecticut. Or you can go to the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services website and search for DOC contract for tablets.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has revamped their entire education system to the point where it is now based on the tablets that they now have. Prisoners now have a choice of at least 100 - 200 accredited/certified programs and/or courses to choose from.

It seems that they are serious about reducing their recidivism rate. This will also save the gov't a lot of money because people will not be getting into trouble as much. So, less staff and prisoners will be getting hurt. The system will have more reasons to allow people to go home and less reasons to keep them locked up, thus saving taxpayers much money.

It's a well known fact that the more education a prisoner obtains while locked, the lower their chances are of returning. Why would anybody be against that?

"If you want to see the scum of society, go down to your local jail at shift change."
—Winston Churchill



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