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Prison Costs

Ridiculous Prison Phone Call Costs To Be Reduced

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to reduce prison telephone ra...

Saki Knafo

DOJ: We're Paying So Much For Prisons That We Can't Afford Prosecutors | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There will be fewer federal prosecutors and FBI agents available to bring charges and investigate federal crimes, and less money to supp...

Experts: When A Relative Goes To Jail, The Whole Family Serves Time

Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

By Andrea Strong, TakePart Anyone familiar with the U.S. criminal justice system has likely heard the expression, “When a person gets sentenced t...

Paying the Piper

Michael Jinkins | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Michael Jinkins

The spiraling costs of incarceration ironically are eating into the potential funding for the best viable option to solve the problem -- education.