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Offline Forevermah

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MP3 Players Coming?
« on: May 16, 2015, 10:38:22 AM »
There is some information coming out that IDOC is going to be starting a pilot program in June at certain prisons, selling MP3 players. 

When we get more information on this or anyone has anything to add, please post. 

We all know this change was coming, with the switch over from the tapes to mp3's, but also IDOC takes their time as with everything else. We had information on this posted  back in 2011. 



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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 11:34:27 AM »
 :wc6: I hope so! They stopped selling the Walk-mans and cassette tapes almost a year ago at Stateville...My man has been hearing for a long time that the MP3 players were coming soon so I hope that it is true! I'll post anything that I find out from him about it...
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 12:25:47 PM »
That would be a good thing for a change :-)

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 12:00:50 PM »
Hi Everybody,

My L/o is in Stateville too... His walkman is dead... Is there something we, from the outside, can do ? Just asking because he can't buy one anymore...
Any news about the Mp3 ?
Thanks a lot for this forum, it's very hepfull...  :wc38:


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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 06:40:10 AM »
My LO has a buddy who's husband is also incarcerated and said his facility just got mp3 players and are getting email soon. She wasn't sure of his facility but is supposed to let me know.

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 07:36:22 AM »
They have started receiving the MP3 player.s at Big Muddy, as of this past week. The inmates are thrilled with them.....however, my son's would not work! He has to go thru the right channels to return it, reorder, etc. Now he enjoys all others walking around with their players, like people do out here with their cell phones! :) He was so disappointed......
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 04:47:39 PM »
Has anyone heard when they will be allowing the MP3 players at the other prisons in Illinois after the original test sites get them? Also, my husband heard that with those we will be able to email and have video chat. Any idea if that has been offered to the prisons that have gotten the new players? Thanks!

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 05:04:18 PM »
I emailed jpay about this a few days ago and recieved a very generic "not yet and we will let you know when" reply back! He said they were waiting on prison administration to authorise them. This was for pinckneyville so not sure about other places 😕
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 01:02:13 PM »

Hi Humbird,
                       I hope your son gets his MP3 fixed quickly. Can I ask what was the cost of one and how much to load songs? Or is there a charge per song?

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 06:59:40 PM »
Hi Sizz....it has been sent to be exchanged or repaired. I believe there is a charge per song, and I think he said 1.82 cents each....I can't for the life of me remember how much the players were. He will probably call tonight, and I will ask him. They were not really expensive.....if he doesn't call tonight, when he does, I will let you know.
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 08:04:20 PM »
Hi Sizz...My son just called and told me the MP3 players are 75.00.
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2016, 07:27:48 AM »
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                       Thank you so much, Humbird!

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2016, 02:11:12 PM »
My l/o is in Menard and he said that kiosks are finally being installed. It will still be a while before everything is up and running, but he was curious about what version the mp3 player is. In looking on JPay's website, they now offer a jp5 player/tablet, stating the jp4 is being discontinued. I figured IDOC is not going to allow the large tablet, so they have a mini version available. It has a 4.3" touch screen. Is the jp5 mini the player available at Big Muddy?
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2016, 04:27:00 PM »
Not sure what kind he has , but my LO has his already at Vandalia

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2016, 01:58:08 PM »
I sure hope they are available at Stateville soon because Orange Crush just spent the last two weeks there and broke his Walkman cassette player,which is no longer available on commissary,in half...They destroyed the place and the inmates' belongings, not to mention their well being, as they always do! :wc4:
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 08:10:03 PM »
Thanks for the info about MPS players. L/O is at Lincoln and told us this week they could be on lock down for a couple of days next week so they could install the kiosk there. Hope it's true. That will be nice to be able to email him, said they get 20 emails for free or something like that. That would be awesome if they can get some college credits too.

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2016, 09:25:58 PM »
Has anyone heard anymore updates on this?  My L/O is being moved from Cook County tomorrow, but will be in Classification for a while.  I see from this thread there are people in IDOC that have them, but JPay doesn't have availability listed on their site for any IL facilities.  Have they been rolled out everywhere yet?  Thanks!

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2016, 08:21:40 AM »
My husband has one and he is located in Shawnee. We communicate via a message system, you must set up an account with Connect Network. The only other thing to my knowledge that he is able to do with the MP3 is download/purchase music.

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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2016, 12:32:42 PM »
Can the inmates reply via email too? I read on GTL's website that it's only one way, meaning we would be able to email, the prison would print it out and give the print outs to the inmate and they would have to reply to us by snail mail. Is that true? And can anyone confirm that the MP3 players go through GTL Global Tel Link?
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Re: MP3 Players Coming?
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2016, 04:12:53 PM »
My husband's MP3 player is associated with Connect Network and he is able to send me messages back. When I send him messages he has to sync the player to the kiosk and he is able to read them on his player. It truly has been a great source of communication when money gets low on the phone. I would definitely recommend anybody who can to utilize the device/service.