Arizona's Prison Visitors' Fee, AKA Ripping Off Those Who Can Least Afford It

Abby Zimet

Because Arizona is broke just like everyone else, its enlightened legislators have decided to make some money by charging a $25 "background check fee" for the no doubt beleaguered families who want to visit relatives in state prisons. Even for Arizona, this is a truly awful idea, which is probably why they are being sued.

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