14May 2016

Bad idea: Video visitation replacing face-to-face visits

San Mateo County, California, recently opened a new jail. While some are praising the design, calling it an example of “compassionate corrections” because it has radiant floor heating, a computer lab, and images of local nature displayed on the walls, others are concerned. Critics say the new facility […]

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12Sep 2015

Inmates Say They Worked Without Pay at Private Jail in Nashville

It is not a secret that prison slave labor can generate revenue and cut costs significantly. It has become a nationwide phenomenon where business owners are vying to use inmates to gain a competitive advantage and reduce operational costs; on the other hand government agencies are also exploiting […]

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