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Minnesota needs prison phone policy reform


Alex Migambi, CJP student, writes of prison phone policy reform for Insight News on December 26, 2013.

When we think about freedom today, some see it as a historical ideal that has been achieved and while others are so overwhelmed with the injustices around them that they have given up hope of ever affecting any form of change.

As we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, we cannot forget he was impacted by the loss of freedom that comes with being incarcerated. In his book, "Long Walk to Freedom," Mandela recalled that while in prison, he was entitled to have only one visitor and write and receive one letter every six months. He said that it was "one of the most inhumane restrictions of the prison system." 

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