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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Clearly an Analog Radio

surfin' The New Yorker had an interesting article about the radio of choice of prisoners in the USA: the Sony SRF-39FP AM-FM pocket radio.

This radio is made for sale only in prison commissaries; you will not find it for sale at Best Buy, but you may find it on eBay.

The case is clear plastic to prevent prisoners from hiding contraband inside the radio and it runs on a single AA battery, which is one reason why it is popular with prisoners who must budget their commissary purchases carefully.


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