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San Francisco Announces New Program For Inmate Monthly Allowances

San Francisco officials announced a new pilot program that would provide inmates with a $10 monthly allowance.

The Commissary Allowance Pilot Program will give inmates a monthly allowance to buy necessities like food and hygiene products. Those who have been in a city jail for 30 days or more and who have had an average commissary of less than ten dollars are eligible for the program. That means a little over 100 inmates in city jails qualify.

The program is part of a series of changes happening for the city of San Francisco's prison systems. The program as of now is being piloted for one year.

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