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Modern Day Slavery in America – How To Rob a Prisoner

September 16, 2013

It may not be common knowledge, but Prisons in the United States of America are a growth industry.  There is money being made legally, from every angle possible.  But even though in many cases it may be legal, it most cases, when taken under intense scrutiny, the measures being taken, services being offered, and profits being made, are sadly unfair.  An example of this are prison telephone calls by inmates to their families.

“The private equity-backed prison phone call industry is making plans to fight an FCC vote last month that will slash long-distance rates for inmates. After a decade of delay, the FCC voted 2-1 in August to set maximum rates for collect and prison debit card calls. The new maximum rate for a collect call will be 25 cents a minute — still far above the average for a traditional landline, but a serious reduction.” Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks discusses this amazing story.

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