Magazine article Corrections Forum

Ideas to Fly With

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Ideas to Fly With

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The pages of this magazine continue to bring corrections managers intelligent ideas that can help their minds stretch and soar into new spheres of thought.

Whether you agree with the concepts presented within, or not, reading the issue is certainly "worth the ride."

Our publisher presents an excerpt from a recently published book by a Reuters news journalist. Called the Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America's Prison, it focuses on the problems in the U.S. prison system. Rather than pointing the finger, however, the author, Alan Esner, presents ideas to help form solutions.

Another pointed piece "The Latest Salvo in the Inmate Collect Calling Debate," outlines arguments made by the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates about collect call rates. In the piece, NASUCA argues before the FCC that rates for inmate telephone service are not just and reasonable. The group's legal counsel implores the FCC to regulate the interstate phone rates paid by recipients of inmate calls.

"Sports in Prison" by contributing editor Keith Strandberg highlights the very successful sports program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The average sentence at Angola is 88 years, so sports are one of the ways that keep the inmates occupied and help with morale. …

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