Commisary (Jail store) has 75% markup on anyting you can purchase. Who owns the store, and is responsible and profits from it, is a question I would like to have answered. The inmates families have to put money in inmates account, or their loved ones would simply starve. The provided meal trays wouldn't be sufficient to substain a 5 yr old child. The housing accommadations are a joke\r
There are inmates actually sleeping with their heads on a towel, under toliets. 4 & 5 inmates housed in a 2 person cell. Try schedling a visit to see your loved one! Either in person, Fridays only, or call on Sat & Sun, trying to get thru for at least an hour, then on hold for 45 mins to an hr, only to be disconnected!!!! Happpened to me personally, on 3 occassions, at least! The system there is broke.... and corrupt! How can the Board of Health condone these deplurable conditions. Phone calls....there's a scam for you. You pre- pay Global Tel\r
Link $25 or $50, and then get charged a fee of near $5.00, leaving you with a balance of $20.42. Each call has a connection fee, etc. So for every $25.00, you're lucky to get 5 phone calls, 5 mins each. Incoming inmates have a negative balance in their account, because it cost $35.00 to enter the correctional system, and you must have $10.00 surplus on your account for medical provisions, in case you have to see the Doctor. \r
So, if your loved one happens to be incarcerated at Camden Co Jail, and you put $50.00 on his account so that he /she can order food, etc, they actually onl;y get $5.00 of that money. This is all the truth! In my opinion, \r
someone needs to be accountable for these inhumane\r
conditions. I intend to find out who's who, and what's what, and how this has been able to go on, for such a long period of time. I am sure that other County Jails are not run like this. The animals at the Philadelphia Zoo are treated better than the inmates at the Camden County Jail. I rated CCJ (1) star because I was required to rate it, in order to publish, otherwise I wouldn't give it any stars!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: Can't think of ONE!
Cons: Meal trays, bunking accomadations, visits, scheduling visits