Thursday, April 23, 2015

‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream

Correctional facilities across the country are increasingly sending former inmates home with their funds returned on debit cards, known in the industry as release cards. The cost of issuing and managing the cards is paid for solely by the exorbitant fees former inmates must pay, fees that quickly deplete their already meager balances.

More:  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/20/release-cards-turn-inmates-and-their-families-into-profit-stream.html

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