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Posted: Sunday, May 6, 2012 12:01 am

April 30, 2012

To the editor:

In support of Floyd Harshman’s “Victimless crimes” letter — in order to keep the jails full, the system does not allow inmates to call out to cell phones. With the amount of landlines declining every year, they successfully deny contact with family who could possibly help with bail or other options that would get the inmate out of this big business. When questioned about this ridiculous rule, they state that the state would run up huge phone bills. These bills would amount to chump change in lieu of the cost of incarceration.

Also, I would be glad to fill in a Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reporter on how poorly visitors to Alaska correctional facilities are treated. We could produce an eye-opening article.

Dan Vavra

North Pole

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