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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

And you thought $5 a pack was high...

When the state of California banned tobacco in its prisons several years ago, they didn't really ban tobacco, they just raised the price. I talked to a former resident of a California prison a while ago, and he told me that the pouch of cigarette tobacco that sells for $2 in most retail outlets costs $50 in prison. And on top of that, you have to worry about getting caught smoking it! Unless part of the price of the tobacco includes protection from being caught smoking?


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