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Correctionalbillingservices.com Informative - Correctional should be shut down

Review by Amy2 on 2006-09-25
FLORIDA -- I have tried for a week now to get in touch by phone and by e mail but to no avail i have sent 3 e mails and numerious phone calls sometimes holding on for 30 minutes or longer.Its a waste of time to try to get in touch
Comments:19 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-08
Posted by rhondam718732 on 2006-09-25:
You're right...it should be shut down. Criminals should have no right to converse with anyone.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2006-09-25:
Amen Rhonda!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-25:
There are levels of crime and this should be taken into consideration. Prison is also supposed to be about setting people up to be released with some sort of support system in place. Criminals do get out jail eventually (most all anyway) and a person who has family/loved ones to support them when they get out of jail may be less likely to commit another crime.
I am all for charging criminals for their time in prison and telephone priviledges should not be free either but they should be available to those who earn the priviledge.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-25:
privilege! dern wish i culd speel (sorry)
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-25:
There is always the tried and true method of letter writting. It is cheaper and you don't need a specialized service.
Posted by boomer60 on 2007-07-11:
For those who think it's fun without communication with the outside world, guess again I'm retired and disabled simular to the inmates problems I need a phone this company needs to get put into the correctional areas so they can feel how it is without a phone.
For Ronda, you need to wake up even people like you need to communicate with other people, oh right you never do any wrong. Don't throw stones you live in a glass house my dear.
Posted by caveatdata on 2007-10-20:
folks may not believe that prisoners deserve contact with the outside world...but the families of prisoners certainly deserve contact with their fathers, sons, daughters, mothers, brothers, sisters.....get it? do y'all believe in mercy and grace?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-10-20:
Rhonda, I hear ya

amaniR, crime is crime. The term of incarceration takes care of the level for consideration.

boomer, you wouldn't use these people, they are for inmates. Ya gotta a computer and internet connection, you can get a phone too. Sorry about your condition.

caveatdata: I believe in justice. Mercy & grace have nothing to do with it. The crime was done without feeling or concern for the victim. Forgiveness yes, once the time has been served, restitution made & rehabilitation complete.
The company referenced wouldn't exist except for the criminals in jail.
Where were the families and friends when the inmates really needed them to help with their behavior? Where does the real responsibility lie?
The incarcerated have put them and their families in the situation, not the taxpayer who is having to pay more & more.
Let them write letters, one letter a day mailed can start a chain and it would seem the conversations could be carried on that way.
Save the money for phone charges to visit when able
Posted by tied up 1 on 2007-12-07:
If Correctional billing is taking people's money for a service, we should be able to receive that service without having to wait 30 min. or longer holding on the phone to talk with a rep that doesn't know their job fully and to still have to wait 24 hour waits until their system gets updated. Technology is too advanced for these kinds of hassles.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-07:
They have more priviledge inside than we do on the outside. I dont' feel for them...give them bread and water and take away the cable, the excerise equipment...let them read a used book and give them bread and water. They are there for punishment, not entertainment!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-12-07:
caveatdata...people always say, "Think of their families"...why should we, when the person on the inside of the cell didn't care enough to think of their family when they broke the law. They have visitation, go visit them.

I don't go out breaking the law because I know what that would do to my parents.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Amy2,

I do understand what you are going through not being able to get in touch with someone. I don’t understand how some people can be so heartless and non-compassionate as to imply that because a person is in prison, “let them rot” But these same people that want vengeance without mercy, grace or forgiveness are cold and lonely little people. They will receive their do when the time comes. These are people that will be judged by their actions and words but it is not our place to judge them. They are acting out of ignorance, which means they are not informed or educated on the truth. Enough with the small-minded people.

The truth is the system is more corrupt then most of the prisoners they claim to be serving. The legal term for what they are doing is called EXTORTION and no matter how one looks at it two wrongs don’t make a right.

In fact they are stealing from all of us whether in prison or out of prison.

There are many places working on this issue and I have posted some sites where you can get some useful information without having to listen to people that are no more then violent self seeking self rightist hypocrites that have the morals of a pack of wolfs.

Please take the time to check the other sites and may God take care of your situation and help your loved one in prison turn around and go the other way.

The Public Utility Law Project is also addressing the situation and information about inmate phone calls and what to do can be found at their website at http://www.pulp.tc/html/inmate_phones.html

http://forums.treemedia.com/fb/showthread.php?t=713

“Just because you made a mistake and are incarcerated doesn't mean that the government and Evercom should rape you and your family by imposing outrageous costs.”

http://www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/2007/012307PhoneExtortion.html
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Rhondam, spiderman2, have either one of you been to prison? No? Then what right have you to pass judgment? You should say to your self, but for the grace of God, there go I.

AmaniR, It is good to see a mature statement on here and one that comes from a good heart and by your words I feel your words come from a compassionate heart.

Dealer, if she can’t get through on the phone or email what makes you think a letter will get thru? Either way they should not need a special service and that is a fact.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Boomer60, right on!!

Caveatdate, “do y'all believe in mercy and grace?” we can only hope they will grow in to that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Jkt, “I believe in justice. Mercy & grace have nothing to do with it.” I would think a man of your age would have gained a little more wisdom then what you are showing here. But so be it as you have spoken let it be unto you.

Tied up 1, I think I know why your handle is what it is and you are right. These companies are stealing money from those that can’t defend them self’s and the least they could is provide the service they claim to be selling, if one could even call it that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
DebtorBasher, My, My! “I dont' feel for them...” then how can anyone feel for you? I hope when the day comes that it is your turn and it will that someone will feel for you, it must be very cold where you are?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
I would just like to say that the people of this site seem to forget what the reason we are here for? We are here to try and give advice and help people with their problem. We are NOT here to judge people and put them in their place and try to make ourselves look like a bunch of know it all right and rightist idiots. Why is it that we cannot just shut up when we have no advice? I know a lot of the people that come here don’t come back because they get this kind of treatment from people that have nothing better to do then JUMP on them. I am not excluding myself I just think its time to stop condemning people because we think we are better then they are. In other words if you don’t have any constructive advice why not just say nothing?

Of course there are some post that deserve it or really they are asking for it and then it’s a free for all. But not to post like this it is not the place for it.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-12-08:
Lidman, at my age and what I've been through, that is what I've learned. Forgiveness and that people need to accept responsibility for their actions. Yes, I am sorry that the incarcerated put their families in a situation that the families have no control over, but I stand by what I said.
momma use to say "I may be sorry for the way I said something, but not saying it."
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-08:
Jkt, I have to stand by what I say because I believe you are wrong simply because you show no remorse therefore no forgiveness. Nowhere here do I see where anybody is NOT accepting responsibility for their actions accept you and those that would condemn the families of these incarcerated there by denying that you even recognize what "JUSTICE" even is. Also the fact that by your statement you are saying you know why every person has been put in prison and that you trust a system that is corrupt and to prove it they aloud this phone scam to take place that charges what ever they want and therefore you support crime.

In the system that we call a COURT of justice in today world it has come to the point where there is NO justice, only law and only those that have money can afford what you call justice.

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