Video visitation services are already available in more than 600 penal institutions, and the upward trend shows few signs of the growing trend slowing down.
On April 22, Verizon implemented a service change in which its landline customers are no longer allowed to accept collect calls from inmates confined
It began last year during an investigation of contraband smuggling into the Leavenworth Detention Center, a privately run federal prison in Kansas operated by CoreCivic,
From within the belly of the beast, federal prisoners are largely cut off from the outside world. While some subscribe to mainstream publications and newspapers,
October 22nd the FCC finally stepped into a debate that could have wide-reaching effects on this nation’s criminal justice system. After many years of reticence,
The Ninth Circuit has held that a prison guard’s act of reading a prisoner’s legal mail – not merely inspecting or scanning it – constitutes a Sixth Amendment violation.
The Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s order dismissing, at the screening stage, a pro se civil rights action filed by Arizona death row prisoner Scott D. Nordstrom. Nordstrom alleged in his complaint that on May 2, 2011, he prepared a letter to mail to an attorney challenging his murder conviction.
On February 18, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted a request filed by for-profit prison company GEO Group to exclude a shareholder resolution
By Prison Legal News The Advocate reported in March 2014 that tensions were high between Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Eric Skrmetta and PSC
Federal inmates can now subscribe to free or paid news services through the use of a monitored email service. This enables inmates to stay abreast of local, state, national, and issue-specific news of interest to them. No longer must they dig through recycling bins at their prison facility to locate a week-old USA Today or New York Times. Now, they can have news delivered to their inbox on a daily, bi-weekly, or weekly basis. This article presents how these services work, what types of news they furnish, their costs (if any), and presents a list of such reputable email news services.
Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System
The Federal Bureau of Prisons allows inmates to utilize a monitored computer service called the Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS). As reported at https://www.prisonerresource.com/ and https://www.prisonerresource.com/, this system allows inmates to manage their trust fund account transactions, stay abreast through an electronic bulletin board system for inmates, send messages to staff members, browse and buy MP3 song files, manage outside contact’s addresses and phone numbers, print mailing labels for letters, send money to those outside of prison, and even utilize a monitored email service.
Monitored Email Through Corrlinks
The TRULINCS monitored email service allows authorized inmates to email with pre-screened community members. All the inmate has to do is add the outside contact’s name, postal mailing address, and email address into their contacts folio via a TRULINCS computer and a system-generated email is sent to the outside contact with information on how to become an authorized contact. After the outside contact goes to the Corrlinks website, they input a security code contained within the system-generated message and they are then allowed to email with the inmate in question.