The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) filed a Comment with the FCC notifying them of the Virginia DOC's prison phone rate of $0.0409 for all calls effective December 1, 2015.
The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, led by the Human Rights Defense Center, Center for Media Justice, and Nation Inside along with a team of allies, prisoners, and, most importantly, prisoner family members--- won a major victory for prison phone justice today!
It's time for those charged to "protect and serve" to step up.
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has been leading the phone justice fight for years, and we need to show her support!
We need you to join the fight for prison phone justice.
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in a long-standing proceeding to reduce the cost of phone calls made from prisons, jails and other detention facilities.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn issued a statement in a long-standing proceeding to reduce the cost of phone calls made from prisons, jails and other detention facilities.
A company that provides phone service to prison inmates has lost its bid to dismiss a putative class action over its rates in Newark federal court, but the case has been stayed while the plaintiffs pursue an administrative remedy with the Federal Communications Commission.
This morning Texas CURE & the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice will deliver almost 2500 signature telling Dallas County to not eliminate in person visitation by installing video visitation only system by Securus.
Ex Parte Comment for WC Docket No. 12-375 (Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
What would you pay to hear the voice of an imprisoned loved one? Almost anything, right? The telecoms know it.
The Federal Communications Commission is planning on taking action on prison phone calls within states. Join the campaign for prison phone justice: www.phonejustice.org
Chicagoan Greg Gaither, who worked for years in Illinois youth detention facilities, explains why phone calls are so "pivotal" to communication with families. He argues strongly that corrections departments and phone companies should not profit at the expense of the families of the incarcerated.
On July 9, 2014, Paul Wright and Alex Friedmann from the Human Rights Defense Center/Prison Legal News