Petition Closed
Petitioning Local Justice Department and 5 others

Local Justice Department: Stop charging local inamtes $1.00 per day to be incarcerated

The average working citizens is contributing with our tax dollars to house local and state jail inmates but the jail charges us not the inmate for the inmate to be incarcerated. When family and friends put money on an inmates books for commissary they are charged $1.00 per day when our tax dollars are paying for them to be there plus the family is paying for collect calls that cost anywhere from $1.50 to $2.00 (for 15 minutes) for them to make a collect call if you are sending money through the internet you are charged a 10% fee for the amount you are sending to the inmate and then when they are released from incarceration they have fines and court cost to pay. If they are felons they can't get a job so the family is paying again. When is the system going to stop robbing the families you are not hurting only the inmate.

Letter to
Local Justice Department
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 3 others
Virginia State House
Virginia State Senate
Virginia Governor
Stop charging local inamtes $1.00 per day to be incarcerated.
The average working citizens is contributing with our tax dollars to house local and state jail inmates but the jail charges us not the inmate for the inmate to be incarcerated. When family and friends put money on an inmates books for commissary they are charged $1.00 per day when our tax dollars are paying for them to be there plus the family is paying for collect calls that cost anywhere from $1.50 to $2.00 (for 15 minutes) for them to make a collect call if you are sending money through the internet you are charged a 10% fee for the amount you are sending to the inmate and then when they are released from incarceration they have fines and court cost to pay. If they are felons they can't get a job so the family is paying again. When is the system going to stop robbing the families you are not hurting only the inmate.