If You Catch My Grift

Episodes

32. The Prison Industrial Complex: JPay

Part one of a special non-weekly series about how the incarcerated and their families are preyed upon financially by for-profit companies. We take a deep dive into one of the companies that have made a lot of money directly from prisoners. We talk about the origins of the company and what they're up to today including the revelation of who actually owns the company (hint: it ain't good). You can follow the show here: https://ifyoucatchmygrift.com/ Twitter: @catchmygriftpod @catchdalton @austinagogo @charly_butters Instagram: @catchmygriftpod https://www.facebook.com/IfYouCatchMyGrift/ Show Notes: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/messaging/Exhibit3.pdf https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1274&context=dlj https://web.archive.org/web/20190503011948/https://www.thenation.com/article/prison-privatization-private-equity-hig/ https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2017/01/18/money-transfer/ https://thinkprogress.org/prison-technology-companies-inmates-9d4242805363/ https://worthrises.org/resources https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e127cb1b10e31ed45b20f4/t/621682209bb0457a2d6d5cfa/1645642294912/The+Prison+Industry+How+It+Started+How+It+Works+and+How+It+Harms+December+2020.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDimfBYqRZU https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2022/mar/1/jpay-founder-ryan-shapiro-indicted-securities-fraud/ https://www.ozy.com/the-new-and-the-next/the-bill-gates-of-the-big-house/62560/ https://app.lead411.com/Errol_Feldman_56137067.html https://www.nwfdailynews.com/story/news/2021/12/22/companies-like-jpay-make-big-bucks-billing-florida-inmates-essentials/5469115001/ https://theappeal.org/prison-tablets-ipads-jpay-securus-gtl/ https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2022/02/aventiv-securus-lantern-college-pell-grants-prisoners/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/opinion/prison-internet-technology-jpay.html https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2021/02/04/tom-gores-detroit-pistons-securus-prison-phone-calls/4139871001/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technology/cellphone-tracking-law-enforcement.html https://news.bloomberglaw.com/banking-law/inmate-families-face-cash-transfer-fees-just-to-stay-connected https://www.wired.com/story/how-a-group-of-imprisoned-hackers-introduced-jpay-to-the-world/ https://web.archive.org/web/20190503011948/https://www.thenation.com/article/prison-privatization-private-equity-hig/ https://www.regcompliancewatch.com/vc-founder-friend-indicted-in-insider-trading-case/ https://epodcastnetwork.com/fynd-technologies-the-first-instantaneous-personal-tracking-products/ https://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2022/lr25302.htm https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article257214437.html https://www.prisonpolicy.org/messaging/Exhibit3.pdf 5064070