1 Article by: Isaac Scher

Isaac Scher is a journalist. His work has appeared in the American Prospect, the Progressive, and Middle East Eye.

A Captive Market

As if locking up mass numbers of people in cages weren’t depraved enough, jails and prisons around the country are now charging prisoners exorbitant fees to read, listen to music, and speak to their family and friends. It’s a gross violation and exploitation of prisoners’ basic rights to enjoy culture and connect with other humans.