Sunday, September 11, 2011

Prison Visits As A Profit Center

Arizona to Charge for Prison Visits | Dispatches from the Culture Wars:
"The Arizona legislature has passed legislation that will now allow prisons to charge $25 for people to visit their family and friends in prison. It is a remarkably cruel law since many of these visitors are coming from low income families and have to travel great distances. Yet, legislators are pointing out that they originally wanted to charge babies and children as well but decided to be nice guys.
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Two of my nephews are currently in jail (one possibly for the rest of his life) for their involvement in a terrible crime. I cannot imagine the mentality that would come up with this law.

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