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NO COUCH POTATOES IN PRISON.

Utah state prison inmates who are too lazy to work in prison jobs or take classes will lose the little privileges of prison: TVs, commissary shopping and out-of-cell time. The plan, according to The Salt Lake Tribune, is being touted by the Utah Department of Corrections as a chance to teach all inmates the essential values of accountability and responsibility. For years, privileges have flowed freely to inmates who stayed out of trouble with other prisoners and staff. But according to Scott Carver, director of institutional operations for corrections, that boils down to getting something for nothing. "We can't force them to do [work]," Carver said, "but this is a strong incentive."
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Date:Feb 1, 2001
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