Inmate Visits Now Carry Added Cost in Arizona

By ERICA GOODE, The New York 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. The one-time “background check fee” for visitors, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, has angered prisoner advocacy groups and family members of inmates, who in many cases…[For full story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/us/05prison.html?_r=2 ]

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Inmate Visits Now Carry Added Cost in Arizona