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Protecting family visits from the predatory video visitation industry

For-profit video visitation has been quietly sweeping the nation’s state prisons and county jails. But instead of using the technology to keep families connected, county jails and private companies are creating and profiting off of misery. All too often, county jails and private companies work together to supplant traditional human contact with video chats, which are sold at a price tag of up to $1.50/minute. For our January 2015 report and more on communities that have fought back, visit the issue page.

Learn about the national prison crisis and how we can begin to turn the tide on mass incarceration. Then, drill down to your state.

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 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.


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