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FL: Women Against Registry Call to Action – Video visits replacing in-person visits.

Seminole County Jail inmates can no longer handle letters or pictures mailed by family and friends as a new system requires those incarcerated to view digital copies of their messages.

Under an agreement between the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and Smart Communications Holding Inc., a Tampa-based company, the jail also plans to replace all in-person visits at the jail with a video-visitation system.


If you are in Seminole County please call your state senator and representative to express your concern about the rights of the families who have loved ones in this facility.

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Vicki Henry
Women Against Registry, President

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This is happening every where !!! The system is controlling abilities to do almost anything to be free .. prisoners are slaves and hurts every area of there life. No weapon used in crime, but lose right to protect self/family ban on gun ownership. No voting rights .but has nothing to do with anything…they are forced to do just about anything to not be charged with another crime and are forced into sub standard living conditions…to demand a person in prison find a place before they get out is outlandish and abusive…to force prisoners to genital stimulation or incriminate with… Read more »

The privatization trend began with the takeover of inmate telephone comunication. Tel-net controls are very large marketshare. Facial recognition devices have been in play and advancing in ability in Rock County jail for eight years or so. They appear as kiosks that are leased by the county, but generates profit for each via inmate use. 1 free televisitation per week all those after 17.50USD for 20 min.

What do you want to bet that registrants and those accused of sex offenses awaiting trial are going to be excluded from being allowed to use that system? Considering it’s Florida, I’d say the the odds of that are near certain.

You are likely correct, the pecking order in lock ups across the nation are forcing sex offenders to the back of the line. It is the jails and prisons that we see the most obvious trend of forcing men subservient to machine. Those are also the laboratory for the development and advancing of facial recognition software by big brother. When Machine need outweighs human need for political advantage that is where we are as a people.

Folks, It’s a pure money grab. Prison is “Profitable” for those scumbag 3rd parties. It’s all about the dollars. I bet two bucks and a cup of coffee it was a “no bid contract” as well. I cannot stand this. Continually these 3rd party entities have been found to be the worst of the worst, all in the name of corporate profits and shareholder interest. Vomit. Pure Pig$hit vomit. Shame on them. Guaranteed there is some political (House or Senate). Or the local Gendarme who always seems to benefit. Vomit. Connecticut experiences similar. ONE polygraph entity. ONE service provider, ONE… Read more »

Just follow the money.

The technology that is assembled is pushed onto these agencies like it’s the next best thing to sliced bread. We saw this not long ago with GPS tracking bracelets.

In 1996 society was against tracking bracelets unless it was for those hideous monsters known as sex offenders. Now it’s commonly used to track children by parents (who knows how else that data is being used and by whom), targeting children for GPS tracking for truancy.

However I read somewhere in Texas actual ankle monitors were used.

What an absolutely utterly cruel thing to do. This will only help the system and those seeking revenge and Vengeance. This is so misguided as it only hurts the uninvolved and innocent mothers, fathers, siblings, children of those incarcerated needing nothing more than to see their loved one. A Fair and Just system would be that if the system no longer can handle the letters and pictures from loved ones then start rehabilitating and granting earned time off for incarcerated inmates so they can be returned to their families that love them.

Whatever happened to the class action that WAR was supposed to file two years ago representing families and registrants? Anyone know anything about that?

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