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Campaign Aims to End High Rates for Prison Phone Calls

Campaign Aims to End High Rates for Prison Phone Calls

by Von Diaz on October 8 2013, 10:04AM

The ACLU’s new campaign aims to put pressure on Global-Tel-Link, one of the two large companies that continue to charge high prison phone call rates despite the FCC’s August ruling to reduce them.

Topics: /NOW

Advocates Praise FCC's Decision to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Advocates Praise FCC’s Decision to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 12:49PM

After ten years, the FCC finally acted.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Secret Weapon in the Prison Phone Rate Fight? Familes

The Secret Weapon in the Prison Phone Rate Fight? Familes

by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 7:00AM

A campaign led by the families of prisoners finally pushed the FCC’s hand toward regulating the prison phone industry.

Topics: Criminal Justice

FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on August 9 2013, 12:11PM

It’s an historic move by the Commission and years in the making.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FCC to Vote Next Week on Prison Phone Rates

FCC to Vote Next Week on Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on July 30 2013, 10:30AM

An average collect phone call from prison has a $3.95 connection fee and rates as high as 90 cents per minute, according to advocates.

Topics: /NOW

FCC Proposal: Limit Burden on Families From $1.2B Prison Phone Biz

FCC Proposal: Limit Burden on Families From $1.2B Prison Phone Biz

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 3:19PM

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn noted that in some states one 15-minute interstate phone call from a prison can cost $17.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Family Becomes Focal Point in Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Family Becomes Focal Point in Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on November 20 2012, 10:13AM

The criminal cost of talking to a loved one behind bars has taken center stage at the Federal Communications Commission. And that’s exactly what organizers had in mind.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Media

40k Sign Petition Urging FCC Lower Prison Phone Rates

40k Sign Petition Urging FCC Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on November 15 2012, 12:21PM

On Wednesday, the FCC announced that they are at least willing to look into the issue.

Topics: /NOW

Ava DuVernay Presents Prison's New Math in 'Middle of Nowhere'

Ava DuVernay Presents Prison’s New Math in ‘Middle of Nowhere’

by Jamilah King on October 5 2012, 10:09AM

The award-winning director talks about her latest film and her proudest moments.

Topics: 'Middle of Nowhere', Arts & Culture

Families Urge the FCC to Lower Price of Prison Phone Calls

Families Urge the FCC to Lower Price of Prison Phone Calls

by Jorge Rivas on September 27 2012, 11:47AM

Advocates say regulation would both reduce the price-gouging that incarcerated persons’ families suffer and simultaneously contribute to the social good by reducing recidivism.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Criminal Cost of Talking to a Loved One Behind Bars

The Criminal Cost of Talking to a Loved One Behind Bars

by Leticia Miranda on May 14 2012, 9:00AM

For years, states have worked with private phone companies to charge high rates on phone calls to and from prisons. Now activists are trying to force the FCC’s hand to do something about it.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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