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Prisons, Jails Combat Smuggling by Shredding Mail, Requiring Fresh Underwear

By Christopher Zoukis The regional jail system in West Virginia receives and screens about 300,000 pieces of mail per year. Some letters contain illegal substances being smuggled into facilities for prisoners, particularly subuxone; in response, the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety has implemented a new rule meant to foil such attempts.

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Pregnant inmates supported by Alabama Prison Birth Project

Two percent of inmates at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women are pregnant, and even though they represent a minority, they are still women in need of specialized services, as Ashely Brown was quick to learn. Incarcerated at 26 for a probation violation after a 2009 robbery conviction, Brown was arrested in Nov. 2016 for

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