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Articles by Stephen Raher

Show Me the Money: Tracking the Companies that Have a Lock on Sending Funds to Incarcerated People

We looked at all fifty state departments of corrections to figure out which companies hold the contracts to provide money-transfer services and what the fees are to use these services.

by Stephen Raher and Tiana Herring, Prison Policy Initiative

As people in prison are increasingly expected to pay for everyday costs (food, ...

Texas Prisons, We’ve Got Some Questions About Your Commissary Vendors

by Stephen RaherPrison Policy Initiative

One of the original inspirations for the Prison Policy Initiative’s May 2018 report on prison commissaries earlier  [see: PLN, Aug. 2018, p.1] was a 2010 article from the Texas Tribune that analyzed $95 million in purchases at prison commissaries in the previous ...