Prisons Excluded From DTV Coupon Programs

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Prisons are excluded from legislation giving millions of dollars to television viewers for coupons to cut the cost of a converter box for digital television.

TV is crucial for cash-strapped, under-staffed prisons, many of which rely on analog television sets to keep prisoners occupied.

Catherine Welch reports for WHQR.



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