Tag Archives: Prisons

Video calls in Brooklyn libraries will put inmates in touch with their families

“The Brooklyn Public Library has been awarded a grant for nearly $400,000 to place inmate video calling services in a dozen libraries, giving inmates’ friends and family members a new way to stay in contact. Often, having a loved one in prison means jumping through expensive, complicated hoops to stay in touch. A large part of the problem has been on the inmate phone industry, but increasingly, prisons and jails are turning to video calls for visitations, and have employed similar practices.” (via The Verge)

Leave a Comment

La. man sues Va. prisons for denying literary CDs

AP – “A Louisiana man sued Virginia’s prison system Monday, claiming its policy banning him from buying a spoken word CD by a renowned British author for an inmate but allowing music and religious CDs is unconstitutional.”

Comments Off on La. man sues Va. prisons for denying literary CDs

© Copyright 2016, Information Today, Inc., All rights reserved.