Jail May Ban Visitations, Install Pay-Videophones for Fun and Profit

Adam Weinstein · 09/10/14 02:41PM

Here's the good news: For 50 cents a minute, Dallas County Jail inmates will soon be able to have video face-time with their lawyers and loved ones. Here's the bad news: The contract with the company running the video phones would also bar prisoners from having in-person visitors.

Georgia Lawmaker Vows to End Early Voting Because Blacks Vote That Way

Adam Weinstein · 09/09/14 12:28PM

Georgia Sen. Fran Millar, Republican of Dunwoody, has vowed to fight a plan to allow voting on Sunday because precincts will be "dominated by African American shoppers and... several large African American mega churches," and he "would prefer more educated voters."