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Old 08-15-2017, 05:56 PM
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Default When Prisoners Are a 'Revenue Opportunity'

When Prisoners Are a 'Revenue Opportunity'

"As jails install systems that let inmates videochat with "visitors" no matter where they may be, it’s private companies that appear to have the most to gain.

Video visitation is a system in which visitors use a telephone-like handset, a camera, and a screen to communicate with an inmate using a similar setup elsewhere in the jail or prison. The two parties never see each other in person even when a visitor is physically inside the jail complex. And there’s typically no fee to use the service as long as a visitor comes to the jail."

https://www.theatlantic.com/business...tation/535095/
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