Here’s What Happened When Prisoners Started Vaping (HBO)

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    Jamie Mosley is a successful entrepreneur, who started a company, and made a lot of money, selling a product you might not have realized there was a market for: E-cigarettes that are safe for jails.
    Specifically, for his jail - or at least, that's how it started.
    Mosley, a former state police officer who moonlights as a NASCAR driver, was elected Jailer of Laurel County Kentucky in 2012. Without the option to sell tobacco in his commissary, the jail saw a new set of problems emerge, like withdrawal issues, more inmate fighting, and an increase in black market trade of tobacco. Furthermore, Mosley found that corrections staff had one less thing to take away from inmates to discourage bad behavior.
    "When I developed the product. It was really not with the intention of starting a company I was just trying to solve a problem within my own facility." Mosley told VICE News. So he got the idea to introduce a vape option to his jail, but all of the ones on the market were too easily turned into weapons. So he invented a solution.
    "Everything out there had a metal casing or was a very very hard plastic, and could be hammered down into a shank," Mosley said, "We also wanted something with a very low voltage so that you couldn't utilize it for an ignition source to start a fire with."
    Crossbar, as Mosley calls his product, is now in some 33 prisons and jails across the country, and is expected to do $3.5 million in sales this year.
    It sells to prisons and jails for about $2 to $3, and the jails, in turn, sell it to inmates for between $10-15. One Crossbar e-cig is said to be the equivalent of about two packs of cigarettes, but inmates say they are still essentially luxury items. And while Mosley sells the ecigs to his own jail at cost, it’s not hard to see the excellent profit margins that would be attractive to other facilities. This additional revenue source is one of the main marketing points for Crossbar.
    And while the e-cig trade has made Mosley a fairly wealthy man, he insists he has no plans to give up the job he loves: working at the jail.
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Crossbar, as Mosley calls his product, is now in some 33 prisons and jails across the county, and is expected to do $3.5 million in sales this year. WATCH NEXT: Vape Influencers Think FDA's Crackdown On Juul Won't Matter - http://bit.ly/2qUkm1E

13 dögum síðan
Zee
Zee

What an excellent piece of journalism. I especially love the stinger at the end. The look on the Warden's face gave that whole game away. His exploitation of prisoners is a joke to him.

45 mínútum síðan
Elle P
Elle P

Great piece but I got really distracted by how attractive your journalist is.. I want him to hold me in his arms... lol

23 klukkustundum síðan
travis Williams
travis Williams

+Jeffster how?

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Haha Haha
Haha Haha

+Ben Witit Ben , whats their agenda cause I dont get it .. they dont say its good or bad they simply present ..

2 dögum síðan
Christian Graham
Christian Graham

Beef Wellington Shhh...🤫 you’re going to ruin the matrix

3 dögum síðan
Justin Voluck
Justin Voluck

The reporter is definitely a Vegan homo.

38 mínútum síðan
Doug Cassidy
Doug Cassidy

Could have just given them nicotine gum.

2 klukkustundum síðan
Ryan Carlen
Ryan Carlen

I admire his forward thinking.

2 klukkustundum síðan
Andys Candys
Andys Candys

Damn fiend 3:07

3 klukkustundum síðan
Gorilla man 6000
Gorilla man 6000

You can strat fires with them we did all the time and rolled the cotton up outta of them in a paper towel and got a big ass nicotine rush

5 klukkustundum síðan
brubeck_108
brubeck_108

i all ways liked the ecigs that looked like cigs and light up , but they are expensive, compared with the big vape and battery most places sell.

7 klukkustundum síðan
Aaron Laine
Aaron Laine

Someone could at least told them how to spell “RECOVERY”

10 klukkustundum síðan
Nancy Fontaine
Nancy Fontaine

Some companies in a sue for violating patent

10 klukkustundum síðan
Nancy Fontaine
Nancy Fontaine

I'm gonna start the same company but make it cheaper And better that's what capitalism is all about the best product wins

10 klukkustundum síðan
CarimboHanky
CarimboHanky

this was genius idea... give them a "fix" and also bring money back to help the jail.

14 klukkustundum síðan
DeviantDespot
DeviantDespot

It also has the side effect of them losing their balls and becoming less of a man. That in turn makes then less violent so bravo e-cigs.

15 klukkustundum síðan
Joe JJJ
Joe JJJ

they dont need a cigarette they need a handjob!

17 klukkustundum síðan
Ethan Weiland
Ethan Weiland

Good for him ! Make that money

18 klukkustundum síðan
ethan chaste
ethan chaste

cigarettes bring solace_ there's nothing wrong with this_ all jails / prisons should have these but they should be much cheaper or free

18 klukkustundum síðan
GREG
GREG

Prisons are businesses. The customers are you and I. The product is you and I, a "free people". The war on drugs is imprisoning us. Someday there will be so many laws, violations, citations etc etc. We will all soon figure out that we are all prisoners. The United States has the highest prison population in the world, you think we're a free nation? Think again. Im all for capitalism but this is for profit slavery. It's the modern day slave trade. I love this country but our prison/justice system sickens me to the core. None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

19 klukkustundum síðan
Ingrid Lopez
Ingrid Lopez

Im glad that hes trying to help everyone in the prisons. Helping the prisoners stay calm which means less stress for the security guards. Its crazy that its $15 but i guess if the money is going back into the prison, that's a great thing

19 klukkustundum síðan
GUILTY SWORDZ
GUILTY SWORDZ

the Vice reporter asked the most dumbest question ever!! How the hell could you ask that man that question after seeing how they are putting the money right back into the jail to improve the jail for everybody!! Take a hard look at what we all pay taxes every damn day, we pay taxes to improve our community. Should we all of sudden start looking at our local goverments and say what the hell you're taking our money but improving our communities!! Do you see how stupid the reporter looks now? Talk about a douchebag.

20 klukkustundum síðan
n33n0
n33n0

Matt damon is that you😂2:40

21 klukkustund síðan
ipissed
ipissed

Physical withdrawal from nicotine only lasts a few days at most, after that is psychological withdrawals from an addictive personality. Jail is a perfect opportunity to quit smoking but dope fiends will spend years in prison, only to get out and smoke, drink, do drugs again first thing. Giving inmates e-cigs in jail is an exploitation of their mental illness plain and simple. The only thing he is right about is the caffeine, keep that out of jails too. It is just another drug to create problems. This whole thing is an assbackwards approach from an unqualified hillbilly with a craptastic excuse to make millions.

22 klukkustundum síðan
s times
s times

This is stupid nicotine cessation part of the punishment of being locked up and ends up being for the better

23 klukkustundum síðan
s times
s times

Jorge martinez their own and the gaurds problem control your shit go to solitary confinement do some soulsesrching

21 klukkustund síðan
Jorge martinez
Jorge martinez

Not when it makes them more aggresive and prone to attack.

21 klukkustund síðan
drewp831
drewp831

typical SJW trying to demonize something/someone whos obviously helping his community and the people within it, even if his community is a jail. He SHOULD make money when he has a good idea and executes it. NO PUN INTENDED. har har har. the AMERICAN WAY!!

23 klukkustundum síðan
Brandon
Brandon

How do inmates make 10-15 dollars?

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Grady Picinich
Grady Picinich

It says Laurel County Prison, but all I hear is Yanny

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Dmitriy Kravchuk
Dmitriy Kravchuk

Promoting something like E-cigs isn't going to cut well with teens. Regardless of the target audience.

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Natedawgc17
Natedawgc17

fine recommended i’ll watch this damn video

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Solexx X
Solexx X

How to exploit the incarcerated.

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Patrick
Patrick

where was my investment opportunity when i had it grrrrrr.

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J.T. Malo
J.T. Malo

vice, left wing docs made by libtards

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Omnis Imperator
Omnis Imperator

You know you have an astronomical amount of prisoners when there are cottage industries built around that fact.

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Oliver Setzer
Oliver Setzer

Jail isn't supposed to be pleasant right?...

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Lino Rojo
Lino Rojo

Truth and The Real Cost - *Breathing Intensifies

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james dalton
james dalton

The dude from vice is a waste.

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steve sullivan
steve sullivan

This reporter is trying to create a enemy out of someone who's acting on good intentions. The reporters argument does not make any sense based on the fact that smoking is voluntary and other prisons are free to sell their own product. Get real Vice.

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Lil Prik
Lil Prik

Maybe good ideas are meant to help people and produce revenue to keep perpetuating good. I think dude is navigating the situation well but its state mandated.

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MΛRCUS HΞLIUS
MΛRCUS HΞLIUS

Capitalizing on an addiction, just like companies are doing outside of jail, just like what drug dealers do...

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San San
San San

heart in the right place? make the manufacturing process open source.

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Dee
Dee

keefy

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Phony Name
Phony Name

Cigarettes are going to get into prisons regardless. May as well provide them.

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speed demon
speed demon

No matter how you look at it it’s a great idea that helps keep the peace And the money goes back in prison. prisoners paying versus the taxpayer🤷🏻‍♂️ otherwise the inmate will do what he’s always done smuggle the cigarettes in.

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Anxiety Ebriety
Anxiety Ebriety

Helps more than hurts. People love to hate a capitalist. There's nothing wrong with people earning money.

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SPLASH!
SPLASH!

#Whiteprivilege

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Antonio Davila
Antonio Davila

E cigs!! In jail.

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Antonio Davila
Antonio Davila

Story’s about all the good it’s doing.

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Antonio Davila
Antonio Davila

This is so cool

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Abbers
Abbers

"My heart and my passion is here." * County Jail * LMFAO

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EGGBIRD TOAST
EGGBIRD TOAST

i thought they didint like gays in prison

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Jonathan Alexandus
Jonathan Alexandus

Do you hear Laurel county jail or Yanny county jail? XD

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Financial Freedom
Financial Freedom

Import poison Eliquid...the deaths will save tax payers a nice penny....just a idea.

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hatter
hatter

not cool..they need nothing but the basics.

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Angela G
Angela G

Being from Kentucky, tobacco was a huge crop around here, and everywhere you looked people had cigarettes. I smoked for 27yrs and quit with a e-cig, and have been free from it for 4yrs. What this guy is doing, besides giving a bit of peace to the inmates, is helping out a overburdened jail system. The guy doing the interview seemed like he was looking down on the jailer....but maybe that was just me 🤔

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Priceyknight
Priceyknight

lets go to jail and have them like if you agree

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Silver Hoof
Silver Hoof

america is pretty sick :?

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Tucker Miller
Tucker Miller

Are you helping or exploiting? "I think that's a great question..." LMAO

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GriiffixPVP
GriiffixPVP

If he cared about money he would have flavors and different nics and prices.... calm down guys far from trying to be a millionaire. Let him have his money he deserves it he keeps people safer and happier!!

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Dick Artist
Dick Artist

anyone see that guy rippin blinkers off 2 e cigs at once

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Kenny Kash
Kenny Kash

Jail is not supposed to be pleasant last I checked.

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Benjamin Sheridan
Benjamin Sheridan

Sweet video

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Vedran Petranovic
Vedran Petranovic

FELLER

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Isaiah Curry
Isaiah Curry

Yoooo my man in laurel county that is literally where I am at living at.

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ItsAgenetic NoMore
ItsAgenetic NoMore

Can you tell about this man accent (the crossbar owner)? I really want to know! it's similar to African accent.

11 klukkustundum síðan
Michael Jordahl
Michael Jordahl

If the guy made a bunch of many and REMAINED working at the prison I think he is in it because he genuinely cares.

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Martymadfinger
Martymadfinger

Did anybody else hear the yanny county jail

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D805YUNGBOSS
D805YUNGBOSS

If he could sale inmates that are alcoholics beer legally he definitely would its all about the money why bull shit im not judging to each there own they choose to buy

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Steve Vaudry
Steve Vaudry

If they stop giving them will some get angry

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kalomeon
kalomeon

The first video of a prison that isnt jarring and the inmates seem to understand their wrong doing and are cooperative. I mean to me that looks like progress.

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shawn murphy
shawn murphy

the state should give it to them for free hell if i was in jail with no smokes pitcher scarface when he found out his best friend was fucking his sister ya that would be me just saying even with a ten year bid still no different than a death sentence at least give free smokes the food is shit the rooms are small and you always have to look over your shoulder just saying

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irving rubio
irving rubio

I genuinely wanna bye one of those lil cigs that look cool

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chewface
chewface

I'm not addicted to smoking. I don't need some foreign substance in my body in order to "calm my nerves" or whatever the hell. However, a good movie or video game does the trick for me. If I go to prison, should I be allowed to play video games and watch movies? It would make me a more docile inmate. It would keep me out of trouble. It would be good for the guards. I wouldn't even need to interact with other inmates. Put me in solitary. Give me a tiny room. I won't need much space. Save money.

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basimbaig
basimbaig

He seems like a genuine person. Not sure why the interviewer was being so antagonistic!

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Brian Berthold
Brian Berthold

hes full of shit he doesnt LIVE with any inmates he LIVES at his house not a jail

2 dögum síðan
William Brown
William Brown

A video about my hometown get's over 3 million views, naturally it'd be about our jail system.

2 dögum síðan
XCaliforniaX1
XCaliforniaX1

That's why they let you smoke when you're locked up in europe, keeps the inmates way calmer

2 dögum síðan
ekehernandez
ekehernandez

Drugs and heroin are the top problems at jails as of 2018.

2 dögum síðan
Judas Iscariot
Judas Iscariot

Identified a problem and created a product that solved it. Why shouldn't he also make a profit while he's at it? Good for him.

2 dögum síðan
AkomaRampage
AkomaRampage

How do inmates get money?

2 dögum síðan
Ivan Tejeda
Ivan Tejeda

AkomaRampage people put money on their books or they do things to earn Money

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angryjohn001
angryjohn001

So are we taxpayers paying for this?!?!

2 dögum síðan
Giles Becraft
Giles Becraft

Here’s What Happened When Prisoners Started Vaping *They got lung cancer and died*

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Daniel Nicklas V
Daniel Nicklas V

Check your facts before posting misinformation.

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Shivam Patel
Shivam Patel

This is a good idea and here’s why inmates are going to go cigarettes no matter what they will find an illegal way to smuggle them into the jail and with this way it’s totally legal there no need to be sneaky and break more laws

2 dögum síðan
Blake Friedman
Blake Friedman

Interviewer is the embodiment of the soy movement

2 dögum síðan
SPIDER LILIEZ
SPIDER LILIEZ

Just invent healthy addictive candy. Instead of these lousy e-cigs.

2 dögum síðan
Noah Totzke
Noah Totzke

Healthy and addictive don't go to together

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Clarence Abrams
Clarence Abrams

No they need to get the liberals out of liberty and let these Guys smoke if not he came up with a great alternative when these guys get the smoke and for feel their nicotine addiction they're less likely to fight each other to try to hurt a guard or other staff member liberals please shut up and let this man do what he has to do to run his jail

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makaveliSU
makaveliSU

This interview is so much cringe. I hope they don't let you back for a follow up interview.

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Johnny Umo
Johnny Umo

In prison you can put all types of poles in your mouth for relaxing

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Jesse Brennan
Jesse Brennan

I think this is a great idea but does it need to be a 500 percent hike up. I mean a 200-300 percent markup seems reasonable enough. That would make them 6 to 9 dollars a piece instead of 15.

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Bob Vance Vance Refrigeration
Bob Vance Vance Refrigeration

They all turned gay

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Lee anne
Lee anne

i dont see an issue with it, but sometimes these guys do get into a lot of fights, i had a pen pal i was writing, but i stopped writing after i heard he got into some trouble, i might be a little bit of a bad girl myself at times, but i grew out of it fast, i could have been locked up for 20 years and i don't see an issue with them having vape cigs, they need something to smoke, otherwise they can go crazy.

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KILLINZ0MBIE5
KILLINZ0MBIE5

holy shit a good cop

2 dögum síðan
Anthony Ponzi
Anthony Ponzi

reporter is a little slow

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Heugh Jassman
Heugh Jassman

Why are we concerned about second hand smoke in prisons or jails? Staying healthy in prison is not the main objective here. Hell, you may as well start giving them weed too. The inmate "thought he was in heaven"... is that the message we want for prisons? They're going to go there just so they can have free shit. It's not a tool, its a crutch just like stated in the beginning of the video. What's created here is a prison with perks. Stop treating them like hotel guest and more like prisoners.

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TRAP Loams
TRAP Loams

I wish they had this in juvenile

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Proximo Rex
Proximo Rex

WE ARE LIVING IN THE FUTURE

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Todd Brothers
Todd Brothers

This guy doing the interview is just jealous

2 dögum síðan
Todd Brothers
Todd Brothers

Don’t go to jail and you can smoke all you want

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Antonio Peterson
Antonio Peterson

Wooow. So tell me if ive got this right. First they cut tobacco, the last thing these guys have. Then they create a market for ecigs that they control. Then get the ecigs for 3 bucks a pop and sell them for 5 times that to the inmates who have next to nothing.. Fucking garbage people

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Henri Maitrejean
Henri Maitrejean

Ok rather them not even be able to have the luxory of buying ecigs becuase they are in jail. The prisoners seemed grateful to even have the opportunity to buy them

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Johnny6767g
Johnny6767g

It doesn't matter if he makes a lot of money, as long as he's helping his inmates tbh

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King's
King's

How much is refill juice

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Finlay Constant
Finlay Constant

He is going to come at him like are you just capitalizing off the opportunity or you helping inmates, if all he cared about was the money he wouldn’t still be in the jail he would be running the business. Contacting other jails or prisons trying to make money. What a sleezy question

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King's
King's

Shocked me when I saw this when I opened YouTube didn’t know this was a thing.

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Jermaine Nixon
Jermaine Nixon

i wonder wtf would happen if ppl knew you couldnt smoke at all if you go to jail. maybe it would be alot less criminals. thought the point was to make jail an uncomfortable place to be in all means. no sex...with opposite sex..should be enough. take away all luxuries. they should only get to watch news on tv. only very light weights and cardio. it should be the one place of absolute no benefits other than reforming mentality . unlimitrd books and computers usage (monitored) for educating purposes only. and all the $ they make should go back into comminity and schools. not back into the prison. shit is ass backwards.

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Eric B
Eric B

aking money for the Jail...alternative get price gauged by anther Company. Vice would prefer the moral route.

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