Inmates In Prisons Now Using Facebook Live

People who work within the United States corrections face monumental obstacles in creating a safe work environment and keeping violent inmates in line. Continue reading →

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18% of your cell phone bill is taxes

Not only is your income taxed when you get paid, but usually two to three times after that as well. Case in point, your cell phone bill. Continue reading →

Should Restaurants Ban Cell Phones?

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I’ll admit, I love my cell phone. Not because I’m playing some game but I get to follow finance sites and even write my blog from it. Matter of seconds I can transfer money or pay bills. But I also have been correcting myself on when to use it in public. Robert Wenzel over at Continue reading →

Prison Economy: Cell Phones

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Cell phones in prisons and jails are a hot commodity. Finding national numbers was hard to do, but to give you a perspective of how big it is, California prison guards found 9,000 in 2013.

State police officer told me one time while working on a tip they busted a female during visitation at a prison with 3 flip phones. They were wrapped up and “inside her”. That is is an example of great lengths to get these phones inside a prison. But why? Because the price it goes for.

In Texas, a deathrow inmate paid $2,100 for one phone.

In 2011, the NY Times found that

“payments for cellphones range from $300 to $1,000, depending on the type of phone and the service plan. Monthly fees are generally paid by inmates’ relatives.”

Prison guard in Las Vegas was paid $2,000 by an accused murderers family to smuggle in 2 cell phones.

Prison guard in New Jersey was set up in a sting and thought they were getting $1,000 for a cell phone from an inmate.

An unmeasurable financial aspect is when two Indiana prisoners had cell phones smuggled in to run their drug business while on the inside. Indiana prisoners are paying up $1,600 for a phone.