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Inmates’ Suit Over Lost Music, Audiobooks May Go to Arbitration

Oct. 18, 2019, 4:26 PM

Florida prison inmates who say JPay Inc., another commissary company, and prison authorities made them give up their digital music, audiobooks, and media players should go to arbitration,, a federal magistrate judge recommended.

The loss of their property occurred when corrections officials ended a prison-store contract with Keefe Commissary Network LLC and switched to JPay, the inmates say.

Prisoners, their families, and advocates have turned to the courts to address alleged consumer abuses. Pricing schemes for prisoner phone calls are the subject of some would-be class actions, including ones in Massachusetts and New Jersey. JPay, which provides services such as...

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