"Gift Program"

A message from Jpay.com about the gift program for Nevada’s prisoners:

NDOC will suspend all mandatory deductions on money transferred between November 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2011, up to a total deposit of $500.

This means your incarcerated loved one will receive 100% of the money you send them during this time. No percentage will be removed for restitution, savings, etc., from the first $500 you send during this period.

This special gift is in effect every time you send money – up to a cumulative total of $500 – through JPay.com, JPay’s automated phone system (800-574-5729), and any MoneyGram agent location (use special receive code 6821).

You can also send money via money orders of course!


Nevada Department of Corrections director announces retirement

By Cy Ryan – Las Vegas Sun

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 | 10:18 a.m.

CARSON CITY – After 45 years in corrections, Howard Skolnik is going to call it quits as director of the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Skolnik, 66, said he will retire by Jan. 3 from the job of overseeing nine prisons.

Read the rest here.

New Sister Sites

Since last month, Nevada Prison Watch has been joined by Utah Prison Watch and since last week, Louisiana Prison Watch.

Both sites as this one and Arizona Prison Watch document stories about the broken prison system, abuse of human rights, corruption by those in charge, etc.

Wisconsin Prison Watch, our eldest comrade, concentrates on publishing a Newsletter that helps you sort out the conflicting news and dis-information presented by the DOC and the mainstream press.

Check them out and spread the word!