The vendors we use to assist Prisoners upon release are being questioned as to how well they are helping assist with a healthy return to society. Serious questions are being raised about the financial incentives associated with private and public partnerships in supporting the prison industrial complex. In this story JPay is investigated as to whether it’s debit card management system is adequately supporting prisoners upon re-entry to society. A lawsuit has been filed against them alleging that prisoners are forced into accepting their high-fee JPay debit cards to access their own money. Some have even been denied access.
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