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Wicked Practices: Replacing Prison Visits with Expensive Video Conferencing

It’s unbearable when your loved one is thrown into prison for a minor infraction. But, it’s just evil when the institution bars you from visiting them. Many prison video conferencing companies charge exorbitant fees to allow you speak to inmates via video screens. It’s is even more wicked when the prison facility forces you to Read More…

Douglas County Jail in Nebraska
Keeping in Touch Prison Phone Calls

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 Read More…

Keeping in Touch Prison Phone Calls

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, Read More…

Prison calls
Prison Phone Calls

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 Read More…

Keeping in Touch Prison Phone Calls

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 Read More…

Clinton for Prisondent
Prison Phone Calls

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 Read More…

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Prison Phone Calls

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 Read More…