Dental floss may prevent toothaches, but it's given jailers plenty of headaches.

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A prisoner talks with his wife in California

The DC department of corrections this year eliminated all face to face visitations, in favour of a video only programme.
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Advocates for nearly 56,000 New York inmates and their families have urged the state to resume free bus service to its prisons, saying visits have dropped since it was discontinued last year and the savings of $1.5 million doesn’t justify the social cost.

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On a patch of tilled earth off Warren Road in Ithaca, near where the community’s incarcerated pay in time their debt for past mistakes, the seeds have been planted and the soil meticulously maintained.

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After shutting down completely Wednesday for a facility-wide disinfecting process, the Oneida County jail is mostly back to business as usual today, officials said.

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Auburn, NY -- With bagpipe music, caps, gowns, and the pomp and circumstance of a traditional college commencement, 15 men incarcerated in Auburn Correctional Facility graduated from college while behind bars Tuesday.

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ALBANY, N.Y.—An audit found that New York's State Insurance Fund paid workers compensation benefits to incarcerated felons, but examiners could not conclude whether private insurers and self-insured employers also paid benefits to any inmates.

By M. Alex Johnson of 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.

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May 4, 2011


Despite the fact that research has shown that education can lower the overall cost of incarceration by reducing recidivism, a recent reported released by the Institute of Higher Education Policy showed that just a small percentage of U.S. prison inmates were enrolled in some form of postsecondary education in the 2009-10 academic year.

Inside Higher Ed reported that the authors of the report, titled "Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons", reached out to chief correctional education officers in all 50 states for data. Forty-three states responded, revealing that about six percent of inmates received higher education in 2009-10. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, inmates in 13 states accounted for 86 percent of those enrolled in college. While enrollment varied dramatically from state to state, the locations with the most incarcerated students included Washington, Idaho, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and New York, reported The Wall Street Journal.

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