Lets talk about the jail house

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wanna no y

Perry, GA

#1 Oct 9, 2011
What is happening with the $2.50 every time somebody puts money on the book for their family in jail? Why aint they get more benches for people to sit on when they go up there for visitation? They got what, 7 benches, with 3 cushions per bench, thats 21 seats. There has been times that i have saw it where people are having to stand or sit on the floor or stay out side. Why not get more benches, or chairs out side? why cant they have a bay changing table installed in the ladies bathroom? There are quite a few ladies that take babies or children up there to see their fathers,brothers, or grand fathers. With all the money that was spent on accomidating Mr. Sherrif, Mr. detective,or Ms. Secratary,why not try to accomidate the taxcpayers that are visiting thier family. Yeah! I wanna know y!!!!!!!
confused

Moultrie, GA

#2 Oct 9, 2011
I haven't notices any of that, oh wait, I don't go visit anyone in jail. Hmmmmmmmm....
Bantem

Albany, GA

#3 Oct 9, 2011
BECAUSE IT'S A JAIL?
ziggy

Flowery Branch, GA

#4 Oct 9, 2011
I hope you are kidding. You trying to say that every time someone puts $2.50 on the inmates account that the SO is supposed to furnish you better seating. Wow, I thought I had heard it all.
wanna no y

Perry, GA

#5 Oct 9, 2011
Ziggy, i'm not saying that because you put money that there should be better seatin, It is seperate questions. What are they doing with the 2.50 off of every transaction? why cant there be MORE seating? Not better, just more? Confiused, you are lucky that u dont have any one to visit,but dont rub it in. You could be there next time.I don't want u to be Confused then! Bantem, I know its a jail but please, it was the taxpayers money that paid to have the thing built!
cut to the chase

Adel, GA

#6 Oct 9, 2011
I think he has a point. There but for the grace of
God go ye. Never know when your kinfolks will be in jail.
Mindbender

Moultrie, GA

#7 Oct 10, 2011
Confused don't act so haughty you never know when it may be you that does have someone there.
wanna no y

Perry, GA

#8 Oct 10, 2011
thank you "cut to the chase" &"mind bender". You always hope that it aint you, or say that aint gonna happen to me,but you never know when it could be you.Or it could be you that's having to be visited.
smartypants

Fitzgerald, GA

#9 Oct 16, 2011
The company that installed the ATM for the inmate accounts gets the $2.50 just like ATM's everywhere. The S.O. dont get that money. And 21 people in that lobby is all they want in there at 1 time. Thats why only 21 seats.
Harpo

Fitzgerald, GA

#10 Oct 16, 2011
smartypants wrote:
The company that installed the ATM for the inmate accounts gets the $2.50 just like ATM's everywhere. The S.O. dont get that money. And 21 people in that lobby is all they want in there at 1 time. Thats why only 21 seats.
ATM's everywhere DOES NOT get a charge of $ 2.50. This charge is only when someone uses an ATM and it is not on their bank but another bank. The dispensing bank gets the fee. Why is there a fee if this is for the inmates in the Coffee County Jail. There should be no charge of $ 2.50 or any other charge when it is an in-house ATM.
Welfare Cheese Cat

Ford City, PA

#11 Oct 16, 2011
There are big screen tvs with cable tv in every jail pod. The money earned goes to pay for these items for the prisoners. And other expenses involved with housing hundreds of mostly guilty people.
ziggy

Flowery Branch, GA

#12 Oct 16, 2011
Harpo wrote:
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ATM's everywhere DOES NOT get a charge of $ 2.50. This charge is only when someone uses an ATM and it is not on their bank but another bank. The dispensing bank gets the fee. Why is there a fee if this is for the inmates in the Coffee County Jail. There should be no charge of $ 2.50 or any other charge when it is an in-house ATM.
It's the Coffee County Jail not the Coffee County Bank. I doubt that the jail owns an ATM machine.
Big John

Moyock, NC

#13 Oct 16, 2011
banks do not own ATM's either zaggy,they are rented.banks are in the money making business,not machine manufacturing.
young hawk

Alturas, FL

#14 Oct 17, 2011
confused wrote:
I haven't notices any of that, oh wait, I don't go visit anyone in jail. Hmmmmmmmm....
Best just to keep your mouth shut sometimes. He's a visitor....not an inmate. I find no humor in this situation.
ziggy

Flowery Branch, GA

#15 Oct 17, 2011
Big John wrote:
banks do not own ATM's either zaggy,they are rented.banks are in the money making business,not machine manufacturing.
Well, what I was saying was that the jail probably does not own an ATM. You may own them for all I know. Big Jan
jack

Flowery Branch, GA

#16 Oct 17, 2011
what the inmates spend out of their accounts at the jail store is what pays for the tv's.
Kill Prison Industry

Flowery Branch, GA

#17 Oct 17, 2011
Private prisons are the biggest business in the prison industry complex. About 18 corporations guard 10,000 prisoners in 27 states.

The two largest are Correctional Corporation of America (CCA) and Wackenhut, which together control 75%.
Private prisons receive a guaranteed amount of money for each prisoner, independent of what it costs to maintain each one. According to Russell Boraas, a private prison administrator in Virginia, "the secret to low operating costs is having a minimal number of guards for the maximum number of prisoners."

The CCA has an ultra-modern prison in Lawrenceville, Virginia, where five guards on dayshift and two at night watch over 750 prisoners.

In these prisons, inmates may get their sentences reduced for "good behavior," but for any infraction, they get 30 days added - which means more profits for CCA.
According to a study of New Mexico prisons, it was found that CCA inmates lost "good behavior time" at a rate eight times higher than those in state prisons.

IMPORTING AND EXPORTING INMATES

Profits are so good that now there is a new business: importing inmates with long sentences, meaning the worst criminals.
When a federal judge ruled that overcrowding in Texas prisons was cruel and unusual punishment, the CCA signed contracts with sheriffs in poor counties to build and run new jails and share the profits.
According to a December 1998 Atlantic Monthly magazine article, this program was backed by investors from Merrill-Lynch, Shearson-Lehman, American Express and Allstate, and the operation was scattered all over rural Texas.
That state's governor, Ann Richards, followed the example of Mario Cuomo in New York and built so many state prisons that the market became flooded, cutting into private prison profits.

After a law signed by Clinton in 1996 - ending court supervision and decisions - caused overcrowding and violent, unsafe conditions in federal prisons, private prison corporations in Texas began to contact other states whose prisons were overcrowded, offering "rent-a-cell" services in the CCA prisons located in small towns in Texas. The commission for a rent-a-cell salesman is $2.50 to $5.50 per day per bed. The county gets $1.50 for each prisoner.

STATISTICS

Ninety-seven percent of 125,000 federal inmates have been convicted of non-violent crimes. It is believed that more than half of the 623,000 inmates in municipal or county jails are innocent of the crimes they are accused of.
Of these, the majority are awaiting trial. Two-thirds of the one million state prisoners have committed non-violent offenses. Sixteen percent of the country's 2 million prisoners suffer from mental illness.
Hammerhead

Nashville, GA

#18 Oct 17, 2011
Haha, you take your baby to see his father who is in jail? Guess I know where the baby will wind up. How about telling the father to stay out of jail and that would solve a lot of problems for you.
ziggy

Flowery Branch, GA

#19 Oct 18, 2011
"Half of the 623,000 inmates in municipal or county jails are innocent" You or whoever wrote this needs to put their crack pipe up and join the real world. That one statement made the whole post a JOKE. One more thing, no way in Hades can you house a prisoner and do what is required by law for 2.50-5.00 a day. It's more like 50-75 dollars for each per day.
Gun Runner

Harrison, OH

#20 Oct 18, 2011
Only idiots do their banking at a jail.

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