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US prisons to photocopy inmate mail to curb drug smuggling


October 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has started photocopying inmate letters and other mail at some federal correctional facilities across the U.S. instead of delivering the original parcels, in an attempt to combat the smuggling of synthetic narcotics like K-2, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.

The program is being implemented at a "number of Bureau facilities impacted by the increased introduction of synthetic drugs," the agency said in a statement to the AP. At those jails and prisons, Bureau of Prisons employees are currently copying incoming mail and then distrib...

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