Time is money: who’s making a buck off prisoners’ families? How a web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies profit by shifting costs onto inmates’ families.
This video starts off slowly in the first few minutes but its pretty informative.
It’s about a company called jPay that charges inmates families to send them money. They take 35% off the top and split that with the prison. Then the prison charges the inmates exorbitant prices to spend the money on goods in jail and takes the rest.
The CEO of jPay said that most of their customers are Black women between the ages of 25-36 years old.