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The author uncovers evidence of cruelty and near torture in California's prisons. The abuse and suppression of inmate rights that pervaded these prisons was initially reported by researchers, but was covered up by officials.
The investigation uncovered black market trade that supplies bodies of Chinese executed prisoners for display in Premiere Exhibitions' for-profit "Bodies" show in cities around the world. The shows have been seen by millions and has brought huge profits to the Atlanta-based company.
Inmates Do More Than Phone Home: With the 1st amendment as a shield and monitoring spotty, prisoners make calls to arrange crimes that include murderThe L.A. Times investigates phone calls made by prisoners to commit crimes while behind bars. "Easy access to phone lines allows some inmates to continue their criminal enterprises" even while locked up. The story centers on the conflict between the 1st amendment right of prisoners to use the telephone, as ruled by the federal courts, and California prison officials attempt to deal with the problem of phone calls furthering more crimes. The article also finds many crimes go undetected because of a lack of monitoring by prison officials.