The enormous costs of receiving calls from prisons in the US is becoming astronomical. Prison phone call companies are making it unaffordable for inmates to call home. We report the news related to these issues.

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Research: Fairness Required To End Discrimination in Inmate Phone Call Rates

Inmates in the 64-county jails across Nebraska who intend to call their family members or lawyers pay surprisingly different rates per call. The charges vary depending on location, with poor areas seemingly paying more. Research Conducted on Costs of Nebraska County Jail Phone Calls Research was recently conducted in the facilities under the interest of […]

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Inmates in Northern Illinois County Jail to have Access to Tablets

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Prisoners housed at the Northern Illinois jail will get tablets that will function as a phone and for permitted classes. According to reports from the Rockford Register Star, the tablets will be completely functional on Tuesday at the Winnebago County Jail. The tablets won’t have internet browsing features, social media platforms, […]

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Inmate Calling System Needs a Reform

The criminal justice reform in the United States has clear goals: decrease the prison population in the country, reduce prison sentences and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders. While the reform is to be lauded, it seems that the overhaul has neglected one aspect: the broken market for inmate calling services. Inmate calling […]

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Prisons & Jails Get Up to 60% of What Inmates Pay to Make Phone Calls

Ask anyone who’s ever had to help an incarcerated loved one pay for phone calls if they cost too much. You’ll hear a resounding “Yes.” But, many of the attempts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop the prices of calls from rising have actually been blocked when they go to court. Why Are […]

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FCC Hides under Trump’s Free Market to Harm Prisoners and Hurt Their Families

Just like in everything else, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been exploiting President Trump’s “free market” policy to harm prisoners. The families of inmates also suffer the same fate at the hands of monopolistic. They do this by slamming inmates with as much as $14 per minute of prison calls to families. Relatives of […]

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Prison Phone Operators Not Letting Up On Exploiting Inmates Huge Call Rates

Prison phone operators are not letting up on exploiting prison inmates with high call rates. And prison authorities under the Trump administration are aiding them in this vice. This has left prison inmates and their families to bear the exorbitant costs of communicating via phone calls. With the cancellation of in-person visits across many state […]

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Alleged Cop-Killer Everett Miller Prison Calls Released

Everett Miller is accused of firing and killing two police officers from Kissimme.  Now, the phone calls he made from prison are now released to the public. Everett Miller: No Remorse In those calls, he is talking to family and friends about his life in prison. He proclaims his innocence, and says everything will be […]

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Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish to Transition to Video-Only Inmate Visitations

The State of Louisiana is America’s most carceral State. And in a bid to curb the current situation Jefferson Parish’s sheriff recently announced a new policy for its jails… Video-Only Inmate Visitations. In the statement, soon video conferencing will be the only channel which the prisoners at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center (JPCC) will use to receive […]

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Allen County Jail Prisoners & Their Loved Ones Using Tablets for Communication

Allen County Jail inmates have been using secure computer tablets for communication and other activities, the sheriff’s department announced Friday. The jail currently has more than 700 inmates with tablets assigned to them. Each inmate receives a tablet upon intake to the jail, with some exceptions made. A statement from the sheriff’s department said: “All of […]

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Private Prison Business Is Now Even More Profitable Under President Trump… Detroit Pistons Owner Proves It!

The owner of basketball team Detroit Pistons, Tom Gores, is buying Securus. This is proof that the private prison business is becoming the industry for investors. Securus is the second largest prison phone company in the US. Following closely behind GTL, Securus prides itself on being a core provider of “civil and criminal justice technology […]