The following was yanked from AT&T; TODAY, an internal electronic news bulletin for Minions of the Empire. They, in turn, grabbed it from the Wall Street Journal. It kind of speaks for itself.
*** CAPTIVE MARKET -- Not long ago, little besides barbed wire, knife-proof vests and metal doors was on display at corrections conventions. But a walk through this week's exhibit hall [at the American Correctional Association's winter meeting in Dallas] turns up products of all varieties. AT&T; is promoting a service called Inmate Calling. The prison market is growing faster than many others. Added to the growth appeal of prison populations is the possibility of gaining tens of thousands of customers with one sale. [WSJ]
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