UNACCEPTABLE....ABOLISH IN-PERSON VISITS AND REPLACE BY VIDEO
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I understand that it is being considered to end in-person prison visitation and replace them with "video" visitation.
This is appalling. Face-to-face visits are something many inmates serving time look forward to. Not only the inmates, but the family members as well. Being able to see family members in person, to laugh and enjoy conversations together, is a way to make long sentences seem shorter. It helps families stay bonded, helps children know family members who may otherwise be absent from their lives and gives inmates something tangible to remind them that there is a life waiting for them on the outside. It keeps them going, keeps them upbeat, keeps them positive, encourages them to return to society ready to be a productive member of society.
Video visitations will achieve the exact opposite. It is being suggested that "it will help to keep contraband being brought in by visitors"....what a bunch of crock. We all know that the real culprits are the ones who supervise the institutions, namely the officers themselves. They are the ones bringing the contraband in, drugs that kill, i.e. K-2, cellphones, you name it. It's called money laundering and exploitation. All officers should be demanded to walk through a screening machine and go through all of the same security checks visitors go through to put an end to this. Otherwise, fire them!
The DOJ calls prisons "Correctional Institutions". What type of "corrections" exactly are being offered?? None. They learn nothing, only how to become real criminals. They are taught aggressiveness, become heartless, disrespectful and downright evil.
We need CHANGE ! Mandatory Minimum Sentences have to be eliminated. Too many have been sentenced unfairly under "one-size-fits-all" plea bargains.
I am not the only one that feels this way. You can speak to any and all mothers and/or fathers who have a child or children incarcerated for a variety of reasons.
Please support our efforts to have the Department of Corrections reform the system and fix ALL wrongs to rights.
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