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Inmates Get Free Phone Call Wednesday

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The telephone lines are likely pretty busy coming out of the state prisons on Wednesday.

Every state prison inmate gets one free 20-minute long distance phone call a year, and they could start making those calls on midnight Wednesday morning.

Maria Peterson of the state Department of Corrections said the calls are funded by the company that provides telephone service to the prison system, and don't cost taxpayers any money.
      
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