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 on: October 24, 2014, 10:42:29 AM 
Started by Polishqueen79 - Last post by Forevermah

You can only use Secures with IDOC .  If you get caught with any other phone company, your inmate will go to SEG and you will lose your phone privileges.

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 on: October 24, 2014, 10:30:02 AM 
Started by Polishqueen79 - Last post by Polishqueen79
Hello,

I had a question. Did anyone ever use the phone service: http://inmatecallsavings.com? I heard about this phone service and signed up for it. It is a service that is supposed to charge you a fee (depending on which membership you chose: 1,3,6 months). And it is supposed to provide you low rate charges. So if you’re paying $5 for a phone call, depending where you live, you only would pay $2. So I got my new phone number they assignment me, but the calls won’t go through. When my LO calls me, it says I have to put money on the account. I thought the fee I paid was the money for the calls?

I tried calling and emailing customer service, but the phone number is not answering and no responses back to my email.

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 on: October 24, 2014, 09:01:19 AM 
Started by cindyp - Last post by cindyp
Since the prison is well aware of the TV problem, my sister asked me to call Springfield instead.  I talked to Sherry B. and she was of no assistance whatsoever as it was obvious she is completely overwhelmed dealing with the mass of grievances her department receives every day.  Example...Thirty grievances filed by just one woman received that day alone with only 6 employees to deal with the entire state.  With budget cuts and a state with no funds I can understand her situation but no inmate is going to care about it as was evident last night when I spoke with my sister and all she asked was "did she help the woman with the 30 grievances".  I DON'T KNOW!  I just want the TVs fixed in rooms 7, 8, 13 and 14 so she can become immersed in something else.  All the other TVs in the unit are working except these four rooms so it is not a cable company issue it is an issue with a connector somewhere that ties these 4 rooms together.  Someone going to the basement and comparing the 4 room connections could probably figure it out.  My sister could probably figure it out!

The TVs aren't the only electrical problem there right now.  There is a security issue as there are no lights working in the bathrooms on the unit.  How safe is that?   

I also told Sherry B. that slips, notes and grievances inside the prison are not being addressed and she assured me that they are.  How she can be sure, I don't know, but I can't be sure, as well, that they aren't.  Then I read on this website "grievances get lost...go figure".   I just want to be able to sleep at night knowing that my sister is not going to get beat up in a dark bathroom while the officer sleeps at his desk, that the rules in place are working for her as she follows them as written and that she has the TV rights she is paying for to occupy her mind.  Thank you for responding and listening.

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 on: October 24, 2014, 05:43:43 AM 
Started by sacredheart - Last post by Forevermah
My guy is being released from vandalia tomorrow.  All they told me is I can meet him at unions station in Chicago around 1pm.  No other details.  Can anyone help

They will drive him to the bus station and whatever time they told you, or you check arrival schedules for today, he will be at Union Station to be picked up.  Take him home because he has to call in once he gets home to the 800 Parole #, he knows all those details.

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 on: October 23, 2014, 11:30:42 PM 
Started by sacredheart - Last post by sacredheart
My guy is being released from vandalia tomorrow.  All they told me is I can meet him at unions station in Chicago around 1pm.  No other details.  Can anyone help

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 on: October 23, 2014, 07:33:43 PM 
Started by cindyp - Last post by Forevermah
Logan no longer has an electrician on staff?   My sister's room and 3 other rooms on the unit have had no TV for 3 months and no one to fix it.  I found this quote on this website.

     "I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence." ~ US Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger

No TV is boredom and frustration.

If you are asking for us to answer your question about an electrician, we can't.  How could they not have someone there to take care of electrical problems or get someone in, in the event of  a problem.

Have you called anyone at the prison, like a counselor and ask what the problem is?

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 on: October 23, 2014, 04:33:55 PM 
Started by yesmi - Last post by yesmi
Thanks everyone!! I will be going to visit him tomorrow and getting my P.O.Box after the visit.  wc38

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 on: October 23, 2014, 02:10:53 PM 
Started by cindyp - Last post by cindyp
Logan no longer has an electrician on staff?   My sister's room and 3 other rooms on the unit have had no TV for 3 months and no one to fix it.  I found this quote on this website.

     "I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence." ~ US Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger

No TV is boredom and frustration.

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 on: October 23, 2014, 07:06:08 AM 
Started by jon166 - Last post by Forevermah
Please post the links for stories.

I have included one in the above article.  Thank You!

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 on: October 23, 2014, 04:25:50 AM 
Started by ladydl23 - Last post by ladydl23
okay thanks a lot  hoping for the best!

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