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Facebook to delete prison inmates' active accounts

Social-networking giant is working with prison officials to prevent inmates from using their user accounts to deliver threats or unwanted sexual advances.

By Aug. 9, 2011

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Computer-savvy prison inmates to man call centers?

Jail authorities in India are testing a program in which computer-savvy inmates, including murderers, will man customer service call centers.

By Feb. 1, 2011

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Inmates running the Twitter asylum

The microblogging service lowers the barriers between author and reader, which for the author can be a bit uncomfortable.

By Mar. 11, 2009

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Sheriff wants inmates to pedal for TV rights

Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," is providing Arizona inmates with a new amenity: cable television. But they're going to have to pedal to get the TV to work.

By Apr. 8, 2010

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FCC puts cap on prison phone rates

The Federal Communications Commission passes an order that will limit how much phone companies can charge inmates for making calls, reining in what activists say are excessively high rates.

By Aug. 9, 2013

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Another cat accused of smuggling cell phone into jail

After a Brazilian cat was caught by security guards smuggling a cell phone and charger into a prison, authorities in Northern Russia say they've intercepted a similar feline felon.

By Jun. 3, 2013

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Inmate sues over the 'right' to read Facebook from prison

Federal appeals court rejects inmate's claim of a First Amendment right to receive printouts of Facebook pages through the U.S. mail.

By Oct. 15, 2012

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Guantanamo Wi-Fi shuttered after Anonymous hacking threat

In unity with the prison's inmates, the hacking group pledges to disrupt online activities at Guantanamo -- prompting the U.S. military to shut down the base's Wi-Fi.

By May. 20, 2013

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The 404 1,259: Where we blow smoke up your tower (podcast)

San Francisco has a big problem with iPhone theft, so the SFPD has taken to undercover sting operations to get to the source of the racket. Some say their tactics entrap law-abiding citizens into a transaction; others applaud its ingenuity. This and more on today's 404!

By Apr. 29, 2013

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Hey, want to online date an inmate?

Meet-An-Inmate.com is adorned with often alluring pictures of those in jail who would really like to meet someone nice. Some might find this faintly chilling.

By May. 6, 2012