Have you transferred money to a prisoner using JPay or Touchpay?
JPay and other prison bankers like Touchpay collect tens of millions of dollars every year from inmates’ families in fees for basic financial services. According to media reports, to make payments, some family members of prisoners forego medical care, skip utility bills and limit contact with their imprisoned relatives due to the high fees charges.
On top of it, prisons themselves also take a cut of some money transfers. When money finally does reach prisoners, many have to pay extremely marked-up prices from prison stores.
Taken together, reports indicate that the costs imposed by JPay, phone companies, prison store operators and corrections agencies make it difficult for poor families to escape poverty so long as they have a loved one in the corrections system.
If you’ve been affected by these companies, please contact us.