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Cells In Cells: California Prison Unleashes Hounds Over Contraband Phones

Cells In Cells: California Prison Unleashes Hounds Over Contraband Phones
Efforts to revoke illegal cell phones in prisons, including celebrated "phone-sniffing" dogs, help serve a shady cottage industry that charges outrageous amounts of money to talk to loved ones or conduct wire transfers. Meanwhile, the ACLU fights in court to cap rates on permitted calls.
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Prison Profits Soar in VT While Inmates Pay the Price

Prison Profits Soar in VT While Inmates Pay the Price
As best-selling author Michelle Alexander notes in her seminal book The New Jim Crow, more black men are under correctional control now than were enslaved in 1850.
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