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Old 12-06-2018, 02:28 PM
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Default Smart Communications: Is This What Prison Mail Looks Like Now?

Is This What Prison Mail Looks Like Now?

"When I think of the importance that contact with the outside world has for incarcerated people, I think of my uncle, who has been in and out of prisons in Arizona for most of my life. More specifically, I think of a letter he sent me a few days before I graduated from high school. “Thank you for the letter you wrote me. … It lifted my ‘spirit!’ ” he wrote in his characteristic block letters. “I’m sorry I won’t be able to come to your graduation but will be thinking of you & the family on your ‘Special Day’!”


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The prisons talk a good game when it comes to helping inmates stay connected to improve reentry, but in actuality rarely consider the impact of their always reactive policy changes. It is inevitable that technology will change prison communication, and the implementation of email was a huge improvement when I was incarcerated. Getting personal notes, cards and photos from my wife and kids was at least an equally important lifeline. Certainly a big part of the blame lies with a small percentage of inmates that abuse whatever small benefits are available whether it be mail or visiting privileges. And the prison systems are also to blame for implementing reactive policies. It’s a sad situation.
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I dont see how this saves money.
And even after implementation of this new way to get mail, there were still 8 people *sickened* by something in the mail.
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