The ‘Unsavory Ways’ of Some Private Prison Contractors

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Many companies that provide services and products to government prisons provide necessary equipment and services, but some do so in rather unsavory ways, says The New Yorker. Take the prison phone industry, a market dominated by several large, privately held firms that earn an estimated $1.2 billion per year. Short phone calls from prison can cost up to fifteen dollars, largely because the . . .

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