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Arizona now charges visitors $25 to visit prisoners

• NY Times

For the Arizona Department of Corrections, crime has finally started to pay.

New legislation allows the department to impose a $25 fee on adults who wish to visit inmates at any of the 15 prison complexes that house state prisoners.

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Comment by Nel Bem
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The $25 fee is called a "background check fee" but is not really utilized for background checks. The $25 will go to the Arizona standard fund, intended for the prisons. Source of article: $25 prison visit fee in Arizona leads to lawsuit. I see this idea as another burden to the family of prisoners, specially to those who are struggling financial problem. Well, I just want to wish them luck.

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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They forgot to mention that for the past 20 years inmates have been raped on phone calls by  being charged as much as $1 a minute. The rape continues I see. I suppose this is a crime encouragement program. Where do they think this cash will come from?

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