Everybody knows prisoners are routinely ripped off by the phone provider/dept. of corrections contracts across the States. Yet, it’s not something I’ve dealt with in depth here at Prison Photography (except for a brief bout of disgust toward a foolish Gaga music vid.)

Published in Inmate Telephone News
Thursday, 03 May 2012 21:55

Bannister Sues Gwinnett County Sheriff

After indicating at the time that he was keeping his options open, former Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister has decided to exercise one of those options and file suit against Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and two sheriff’s deputies.

Published in Prison Legal News

By M. Alex Johnson of msnbc.com and Bill Lambdin of WNYT-TV in Albany, N.Y.

Inmates at Greene Correctional Institution in Coxsackie, N.Y., staff a state Department of Motor Vehicles call center
Inmates at Greene Correctional Institution in Coxsackie, N.Y., staff a state Department of Motor Vehicles call center .WNYT-T
NEW YORK - When you call a company or government agency for help, there's a good chance the person on the other end of the line is a prison inmate.

The federal government calls it "the best-kept secret in outsourcing" — providing inmates to staff call centers and other services in both the private and public sectors.

Published in Current Events
Monday, 02 January 2012 17:49

Texas still top state for the death penalty

By Anna M. Tinsley

TEXAS - With six executions scheduled for the first three months of 2012 -- and more than twice as many executions as any other state on the books last year -- Texas is poised to continue leading the nation in executions despite a nationwide slowdown in capital punishment.

Published in Prison Legal News

10:42 AM, Dec 30, 2011

NORTH CAROLINA -- More criminals convicted of misdemeanors will be housed in county jails rather than in state prisons to save money and reduce repeat offenses.

Published in Current Events

By Matt Lakin

Cocke county jail inmate Terry Lynn Fine standing by his bunk in his cell.
Terry Lynn Fine estimates he spent most of his life dealing drugs or stealing in order to buy drugs, mainly pain pills, before his latest arrival inside this cell in the Cocke County jail. Fine. 47, is serving a 12-year sentence. That sentence currently costs taxpayers about $35 per day
NEWPORT,TENNESSEE — Terry Lynn Fine eats, sleeps and passes every minute of the day at public expense.

He's lived most of his 47 years on other people's money — whether stealing, selling pain pills or doing time in his second home at the Cocke County jail.




Published in Current Events