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The underground economy in prison is way more sophisticated than you might think

The underground economy in prison is way more sophisticated than you might think. Inmates aren't allowed to carry cash. W hat they earn from prison jobs goes into commissary accounts, which allows prisoners to buy better food and other personal care items from the prison store. There are other currencies, though. One of the most popular items is mackerel– or "mack" in prison lingo – which costs about $1.
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