It goes without saying that the care and feeding of prisoners perennially tops the list of politically unpopular ways to spend taxpayer dollars. So during the past couple of years the folks who run Minnesota's prisons have come up with a number of ways to make inmates pay a part of those costs. Prison wages have been cut. Prices on items like toothpaste and candy bars have gone up at prison canteens. And a new policy went into effect a little over a year ago in which the prison collects ten percent of any money... More >>>