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Help keep Second Life safe for law abiding residents by locking up mis-behaving avatars in your own jail.
The Jail Keeper system allows you to create a jail or prison to house from a few to hundreds of prisoners. It consists of a Server which manages your prison configuration and a transparent object worn on each prisoner's head that displays floating text and can be touched to obtain a control menu.
The Jail Keeper Title provides all of the functions needed to confine and manage a persons time in your jail. The title works with a Jail Keeper Server to obtain configuration specific to your prison.
Summary of Features
NOTE for small home users: After reading about all of the function provided by Jail Keeper, you will probably conclude that this system will cost thousands of Lindens. But I think you will be surprised at how affordable an entry level system can be. Read on.
Menu options for the Prisoner
The title serves as a settable AWAY status that is independent of the keyboard activity away status (that is often disabled anyway by many SL users) .
The prisoner can indicate: BRB, AFK, AFK-sleeping, AFK-eating, AFK-RL working. These provide you staff with a better idea of when to expect the person to return.
Other title lines are used for several prison related indications that can only be set by the prison staff or automatically by the title.
Menu Options and Controls for Prison Staff
Each time a Jail Keeper Title is rezzed, it checks to see if a Jail Keeper Server is nearby, and if so a fresh Prison Configuration is downloaded. The Prison Configuration defines how the Jail Keeper Title is used by your facility and includes options to:
A separate page for configuration help is available.
What Jail Keeper Does Not Do
The title does not have a full set of individually selectable RLV functions. The RLV settings are defined as Rule Sets configured for all prisoners. The system does not control arm or leg restraints.
NOTE: Other RLV enabled devices can prevent some Jail Keeper functions from operating and vice-versa. We recommend that you try allowing Jail Keeper to control all RLV restrictions and just use your collar and cuff systems for leashing and poses.
You may want to consider my modifications to the Open Collar Cuffs, which have been customized for jail use.
Jail Keeper User Licenses
Licenses to allow additional users may be purchased in the following quantities: 5, 10 25, 50, 100 and 200. Just rez the user license next to your Jail Server and your server will be updated. Licenses are additive, so if you need to support 30 prisoners at one time, just purchase two licenses for 5 and 25 users.
Jail Keeper counts users based on the number of titles that rez and request configuration updates from the server during a 4 week period. So the number of user licenses required depends on the number of new users each week and the typical length of stay.
This system of incremental User Licenses allows use of Jail Keeper for small jails to be very affordable. The cost per user also decreases with higher volume licenses. Licenses are additive, so you can increase the capacity of Jail Keeper incremental as popularity of your site increases.
When a prisoner goes through the "Parole" process their license is returned to the pool of available licenses.
You can also configure the Jail Keeper Server, to only give out a license after a staff member first touches the server. This prevents casual visitors from getting a license and then leave from consuming a license
Each License has a unique ID that it sends to the Jail Keeper Server periodically. The Server maintains a list of these License IDs that includes a timestamp. Licenses must be kept rezzed near the Jail Keeper Server in order for the Server's timestamp for each License to be refreshed. If a License's timestamp expires the allowed user count for the server is reduced by the value of the missing license.
As the Jail Keeper Server can be copied, you can setup two or more jails with one Jail Keeper purchase, and then purchase the number of licenses you think will be needed for each Jail. If you later find that one jail has more traffic than the other, you can simply move a license from one jail to another to balance the actual traffic with the Licenses in use for each jail.
For example, you have two jails with the following licenses:
You can swap Jail A's 25 user License with a 50 user license from Jail B.
The Jail Keeper Server is Copy/Modify/NoTransfer, but the scripts are No Modify.
Jail Keeper Licenses cannot be copied and will only work for their original owner. <! footer >