walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

truly, we have switched from phones to email

Back In The Day, I got some odd wrong numbers, including collect calls from jails. Which I declined, because I didn't know the person.

Here's what I found in my email today:

JPay Services

12:23 PM (7 hours ago)

to me
Hello [I removed the email it went to],

[I removed the inmate's name, too, because I don't need someone in jail annoyed with me.] ([I removed an id number for the inmate that was here, natch) invites you to visit www.jpay.com so that you can send and receive email.

Click here to access JPay and set up an account for free. From your JPay account you can send email to an inmate in Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

Once your eMessages are received, [inmate's first name] will be able to reply to your emails and you can view them in your “Incoming Mail” section of your JPay account.

If you have any questions about this service, please feel free to contact JPay at support@jpay.com or at the 1-800-574-5729.

This email has been sent to you on behalf of an inmate incarcerated at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. If you no longer wish to receive emails from this person please ignore this email.


JPay Mail Services


Ohio's inmate search provides information including D.O.B. Ancestry.com provided me with a marriage record in Nevada to someone who shares at least my first name, which probably explains the attempt at contact since that's part of the email address it went to. He's in until next year for failure to appear on a fourth degree felony, which could be GTA or any number of other things. He's got a heckuva gouge out of his right cheek in the photo; unclear whether it's an old scar or a recent wound. Hope his life improves from here.

You know, back when it was a misdirected collect call, I would never even remember the name of the person, much have any idea how to find out anything at all about them. This is much more humanizing.
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