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Inmate Weddings Are About To Increase In Texas

Up until now, if an inmate in a Texas prison wanted to get married, someone else had to stand in for the prisoner during a ceremony held somewhere outside the prison. That's about to change.

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Texas Prison System Spends Three-Quarter Million on Air Conditioners for Pig Barns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas prison system is paying $750,000 for climate-controlled barns for use in its pig farming program.

The buys come as the system faces lawsuits, criticism and complaints by inmates and guards about extreme heat

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Drug Sentences To Be Cut

The Justice Department has a new plan for prison 'overcrowding' and many of you aren't going to like it

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Nearly 12,000 California Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Up to 12,000 inmates in eight California prisons are said to be entering the ninth day of a hunger strike, protesting the manner and length in which inmates are kept in solitary confinement.

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American Hikers Released from Iranian Prison After $1 Million Bail Posted [VIDEO]

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, two Americans arrested for espionage when they accidentally wandered over the border into Iran in 2009, have been released from a prison in Tehran.

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Arizona Now Charges People $25 to Visit Prison Inmates

New legislation in Arizona allows the state’s Department of Corrections to impose a one-time “background check fee” of $25 on adults wishing to visit inmates at any of its 15 facilities.

Needless to say, families and prisoner advocacy groups are not happy, citing the existing costs of traveling to visit loved ones housed in prisons that are often located in remote areas.

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