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Denmark To Ban Cash in Largest Prisons to Fight Crime

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Denmark’s government says it will ban cash in the country’s largest prisons and require inmates to pay electronically, to make it “easier to follow the money flow in and out.” Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen says

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Drug Drone Drop Derailed

On Monday a civilian drone was seized after it crash landed inside Oklahoma State Penitentiary due to operator error. The drone’s operator hit the razorwire and lost control of the vehicle, which crashed in the McAlester Texas prison where it was confiscated by prison staff.

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Obama Admin. Approves Plan to Make Prison Phone Calls More Affordable

In a controversial vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to “Ensuring Just, Reasonable, & Fair Rates for Inmate Calling” and would place a cap on the amount of money that communications companies charge convicts to make phone calls in jails and prisons across the country.

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