Comment Policy

We Support Free Speech

PrisonHandbook.com believes in and supports free speech, and it is our goal to be an open, objective, and civil forum for the free discussion of correctional facilities and the judicial system in the United States, but we have a few rules you have to follow and some things you need to be aware of when you post a comment on PrisonHandbook.com.

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Things You Should Know

Comments Are Public

When you post a comment on this site, it will appear on the page that you commented on and anyone will be able to see it. Do not write anything that you do not want to be made public in your comment.

We Keep Your Email Address Private

You are required to provide your email address to post a comment, but this will NOT be displayed, and we keep it private and do NOT share it with anyone. Period.

PrisonHandbook.com Is A Private Site

PrisonHandbook.com is a private site that is not associated in any way with any of the prisons, jails, police or sheriff’s departments, county, state, or federal government agencies, or any other entities described on this site.

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Comment Removal

We do not remove comments, once approved and posted.

We reserve the right to remove or edit any comment or link posted on PrisonHandbook.com, for any reason – or for no reason at all.

Comment Moderation

Comments may or may not get posted immediately once you click the ‘Post Comment’ button. Sometimes comments will be held for review, and sometimes they will post immediately.

Responsibility and Accuracy of Comments

PrisonHandbook.com is not responsible for accuracy or content of the comments posted here. These comments are submitted by site visitors and may be auto-approved to show up on the site without moderation or intervention by site admins.

Rules

No Allegations

If you want to report a crime, call 911.

PrisonHandbook.com does not allow comments that include allegations of individuals engaged in illegal activities or committing crimes.

If you want to report illegal activities at a jail, prison, or other correctional facility – please do not list any individual names, but rather list the name of the institution.

PrisonHandbook.com supports the ability to report illegal or inhumane conditions or illegal or inhumane treatment of inmates in America’s correctional facilities, but we can not verify or take action on these claims, so – for this reason, you should be sure to report your allegations to the appropriate authorities.

If you need to report a person who has committed a crime against an inmate, or report a facility with illegal or inhumane conditions, you should contact the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General and/or the Attorney General in your state.

No Last Names

For privacy reasons, PrisonHandbook.com has a No Last Name Policy for all comments made using an email address.

Here’s why:

  • there is no way to verify if the name or email address used to post the comment is legitimate.
  • there is no way to verify if the comment is actually from who it says it is from.

If you want to use your last name to post a comment, please post your comment using your Facebook ID, Twitter ID, or any other third-party authentication method that is available when posting your comment (ie. Disqus, Intense Debate, Google, etc.)

If you post a comment and include last names, it may be removed if the site admin notices it, but if you include your last name – it may show up on the site – and you are responsible.

No Spam Comments

One of the goals of PrisonHandbook.com is to foster and encourage an open, civil, and focused discussion about jails, prisons, and correctional facilities, and the American judicial system, and we invite you to post your comments. Comments that contain the following are not allowed and will be deleted:

  • Spam comments.
  • Irrelevant or off-topic comments.
  • Comments that are purely self-promotional in nature.
  • Comments with illegal, offensive, or hate speech language.

No Spam Links

We invite comments with links to relevant, useful, and helpful websites that are related to prisons, jails, and the judicial system, but comments that contain the following will be deleted:

  • Spam links.
  • Irrelevant or off-topic links.
  • Links or comments that are purely self-promotional in nature.
  • Links to sites with illegal, offensive, or hate speech content.
  • Links to sites with malware.