Adnan Khan, the executive director of Re:Store Justice, a criminal justice reform organization he helped start while in prison, says he often used contraband phones to search for basic information online. The day Khan got a contraband phone in prison, he says, he and his cellmate spent the night sobbing as they reconnected with family members. His cellmate hadn’t talked to some of his relatives in years. “In a couple of hours, he had located his brother, he had located his mom and he just cried,” he says. “The best rehabilitative thing I have ever seen has been a cell phone—that’s not hyperbole,” he says. Read more here.

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