Locked In, Priced Out

Prison commissaries nationwide are inconsistent in their pricing. The Appeal underwent a nine-month investigation to collect commissary prices and markups from 46 states and created the first national database of prison commissary lists. The data is organized into three tabs: the commissary lists, which link commissary lists from each state; summary data, which provides a state-by-state summary; and detailed price information, which includes raw price data. The database also includes the availability of prices and product markups. 

You can view the database here and read more about what The Appeal uncovered here

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, and Ethan Corey
The Appeal