$11M worth of legally-purchased music will be confiscated from florida’s prisoners – slashdot anoxic tank mixer

In april last year, the florida department of corrections struck a deal with jpay. The private company, spearheading a push to sell profit-driven multimedia tablets to incarcerated people across the country, would be allowed to bring the technology to every facility in the nation’s third-largest prison system. But there was a catch. Inmates had already been purchasing electronic entertainment for the last seven years — an MP3 player program run by a different company: access corrections. For around $100, access sold various models of MP3 players that inmates could then use to download songs for $1.70 each, and keep them in their dorms…. More than 30,299 players were sold, and 6.7 million songs were downloaded over the life of the access contract, according to the department of corrections.


That’s about $11.3 million worth of music.

Because of the tablets, inmates will have to return the players, and they can’t transfer the music they already purchased onto their new devices… Nanoxia ncore retro review the department of corrections, meanwhile, has collected $1.4 million in commissions on each song downloaded and other related sales since july 2011… JPay already operates banking accounts and facilitates phone calls at the state-run prisons, charging inmates and their loved ones steep fees for the services. With the introduction of tablets, jpay will add a wide swath of new spending incentives for its incarcerated customers, offering purchases of music, emailing and other virtual fare.

As for psychology, in children yes. Because their ability to reason isn’t fully developed. But if you’re dealing with an entity who’s reasoning ability isn’t developed then punishing them is obviously morally wrong because they’re not in full control of their actions. Anxiety disorder treatment OTOH if you’re dealing with a being who’s reasoning ability _is_ fully developed (or very nearly, since the brain develops into you’re mid 20s) then there are much, much more effective ways to prevent that entity from doing "bad things". That is what is meant by rehabilitation. And that’s before we start talking about prevention. Remember, it’s always cheaper to drop food than bombs.

Punishment has two reasons to exist. First, some folks just like people to suffer. And not for the reasons you’re thinking. Animals have an innate understanding of ‘fairness’. Most people suffer some for their mistakes. When people give into their animal brain and stop reasoning they want others to suffer for their mistakes. I saw this first hand with a buddy of mine who’s LGBTQ. She was upset that the young’uns didn’t have to suffer like she did (she was bullied by her teachers in addition to students. Pretty f’d up actually).

As for the second reason, well, punishment is _cheap_. In a society with limited resources we can’t afford to lock up the crazies and give them decent food and playstations. Instead you make chain gains and forced labor camps and feed them the worst food possible. Anoxia villosa larva well, economically we’re past that. We could solve these problems anytime we want. Right now we don’t.

Oh, and at least for murder fear of consequences doesn’t factor into that. It’s been shown repeatedly that the death penalty is worse than a non-deterrent. It actively encourages people to kill as they’ve got nothing left to lose and you might as well get rid of the witnesses. Where I am there was a pizza joint robbed a few decades ago where the employees were shot execution style because the crooks were repeat offenders and they knew if they got caught they’d die in prison. That’s what your deterrent gets you..

Like several people posting in this thread, I have served time in prison (four years). I can tell you that in a perfect world, where people who are rehabilitated and ready for society are released promptly, that makes some amount of sense. But you may or may not be aware, we do not live in a perfect world. A good anecdotal response is this. During my tenure as a guest of the state, I met a man in his mid to late 50s or so, who I have no doubt was rehabilitated and not a danger to society. He was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for first degree murder. He had been in prison since he was 20 years old. Anxiety test free during his time in prison, he had gotten his GED, volunteered extensively with the prisonâ(TM)s chapel, learned spanish for the sole purpose of teaching english to spanish speakers in the prisonâ(TM)s education program, tutored GED students (as did I), written a series of childrenâ(TM)s books (being sold on amazon now), and has taken every possible college course offered through the prisonâ(TM)s partnership with a local community college. Iâ(TM)ve never heard him utter a cross word to anyone, and he has never had any disciplinary actions against him since his incarceration. The parole board has denied him parole 3 times, stating he is not yet rehabilitated. The way the board works, they donâ(TM)t have to provide justification, they just deny. And do you know what he murdered another man for? That man raped his little sister.

I’ve had the misfortune of experiencing the system and left it a few years ago. Torture is an inevitable part of it. There is no way that I can communicate to you the damaging effects of years of isolation from society, from human contact, and from information. Anxieux after about 3 years in prison, even if I could have gotten a decent job back after getting out, I could not have recovered from the effects of the isolation and constant threat of violence even though I managed to avoid being beat up at any point. The PTSD that resulted has lessened now, but will always be there.

Occupying a place in society requires skills that don’t get practiced in prison. Some of them are even physical. It took years after getting out for my brain to readjust to being able to process the visual and auditory complexity of shopping in a walmart without suffering a severe panic attack. Years of absolute uniformity in my environment had atrophied my brain’s ability to process my environment. After four years, I have regained a functional level of processing, but it is far below the environmental awareness that I had before. Cerebral anoxia I know that I am not as safe a driver and I still get a bit of brain fog due to overload when facing large crowds.

The result is that visitation has plummeted over the last few decades. Decades ago, people understood that prisoners needed community contact. In the case of the medium security facility I’m familiar with, vocation programs in prison actually went into communities and performed charity work. The prison ball teams often played on community leagues. When prisoners got out, they often had a place to go to. Today, the community interaction has been stopped and prisoners from that institution are often dropped off at the steps of the courthouse they were convicted at with a couple hundred dollars they managed to save while in prison working at less than $1 an hour and a single set of clothes on their backs.

On top of that, yeh, families routinely pay as much as $1 a minute to talk to their loved ones over the phone. The menus of the food in prison are never followed. If a recipe calls for 180 pounds of meat to make the volume required, the cook will typically be handed 50 pounds instead. The items in commissary are routinely over priced. A $0.10 pouch of ramen noodles sells for $0.50 to inmates who make $25 / month as janitors. Guards will let people steal what little you’ve acquired if you ever complain. Book donations to the library by the public were stopped years ago. Medical care is often too risky to use. Teeth are routinely pulled instead of filled. Pulling teeth involves simply smashing the tooth with a hammer and chisel and pulling out the pieces. Tylenol is what you get for the pain afterwards. And on and on.

I could go on forever, but I doubt I could get anyone to understand who hasn’t been through it. I am a lucky one who had a family that never abandoned me. Definicion de anorexia wikipedia I survive. I will never again be able to be the productive member of society I was, nobody will give me a chance to actually return to real engineering, even at the bottom, and even though I would gladly work for less than twice minimum wage. Liability insurance doesn’t usually allow it. But, I at least survive.