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Prison Loved Ones Ask FCC to Take Charge Over High Prison Call Rates

Calling a loved one is one of the most satisfying experiences in life. This is even more true for incarcerated inmates calling home to speak to family and friends.

Prison Loved Ones Call Upon FCC for Assistance

However, call rates from inmates to their loved ones are expensive. This limits how family members get into contact with their imprisoned loved ones. Due to this, most families had to get the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action in the reduction of the phone rate charges.

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Some prison phone call companies, such as Securus, have the clout to re-establish reasonable call rates. For example, the call rate from one prison is $6. This can be reduced to the original rate of $1.65. Rates vary from facility to facility.

Securus charges $22 for a 15-minute call. Families have no choice but to keep in touch with their loved ones via prison phones. This is clear that prison phone services are serious money makers.

Prison Bonds Are Nurtured Through Prison Phone Calls

The prisons are, in most cases, located very far from the homes of the incarcerated inmates. It is not easy to make frequent visits. So in most cases, what keeps these prison families and friends bonded is through prison phone calls.

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It is reported that when an inmate communicates to the family, he or she has a higher chance of changing his or her behavior. There is a remarkable change of behavior when a confined person reunites with the family and becomes a citizen again.

It is much easier for inmates to make these transitions when they engage regularly with their loved ones on the outside.

It is important to make sure every family is able to get in contact with their imprisoned members.

This is to curb potential exploitative pricing prison phone call companies from making huge profits off of prison loved ones and the inmates they support.

Making call rates standard to every inmate would carry a compassionate component.

Abigael Shem has eight years of experience in academic, content, research and creative writing, editing and proofreading. Developing any type of content is now an easy task for her. When she’s not writing, she enjoys singing, dancing, hiking, traveling and sports, especially football and basketball. Abigael currently writes news for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.

Abigael Shem

Abigael Shem has eight years of experience in academic, content, research and creative writing, editing and proofreading. Developing any type of content is now an easy task for her. When she’s not writing, she enjoys singing, dancing, hiking, traveling and sports, especially football and basketball. Abigael currently writes news for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.

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