Campaign for Prison Phone Justice

The "Campaign for Prison Phone Justice" is challenging prison phone kickbacks and the U.S. Prison Telephone Industry.
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Press Releases

Justice Delayed: Campaign for Prison Phone Justice Responds to Court’s Stay
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.
Ex Parte Comment for WC Docket No. 12-375 (Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
In light of National coverage by the New York Times and Aljazeera America, HRDC urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that more reforms are needed in the inmate telecom industry.
The Human Rights Defense Center Supports California Assembly Member Bill Quirk's Bill to Prohibit California County Jails from Taking Telephone Commissions
GEO Group Objects to Shareholder Resolution to Increase Communication Between Prisoners and their Families, Lower Recidivism Rates
Shareholder Resolution Seeks to Lower Prison Phone Rates at Corrections Corporation of America Facilities
Groups say continued failure to act to lower the high cost of prison phone rates will represent a failure of democracy.
FCC opens Notice of Proposed Rule Making, marking first major step forward on issue in ten years
The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LaPSC) has voted to reduce the cost of phone calls from prisoners. Following the coordinated efforts of human rights organizations in the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice to lower the cost of inter-state prison phone calls, Louisiana state officials took matters into their own hands and voted today to lower rates in their state.
Immigrant rights groups nationwide join with the Human Rights Defense Center to call on the FCC for fair prison phone rates
Groups nationwide join with the Human Rights Defense Center to call on the FCC for fair prison phone rates
Leaders urge the FCC to lower the cost of calls from prison
Today, techno-empire and mobile device candy hawker Apple Inc. (AAPL) is poised to release the iPhone5 to addicts across the globe, willing to stand vigil to get their paws on the latest hot product.
Brattleboro, VT – Prison Legal News (PLN), a monthly publication that covers criminal justice-related issues, released a report this past weekend at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston that examines prison phone rates nationwide.

Press Coverage

Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2014

Center for Public Integrity, September 11, 2014

Center for Community Change Blog, September 11, 2014

The Grand Island Independent, August 19, 2014

The Des Moines Register, August 13, 2014

New York Times, June 5, 2014

Aljazeera America, June 10, 2014

The Nation, May 8, 2014

Charleston Gazette, May 21, 2014

Valley Advocate, April 16, 2014

Alabama.com, April 9, 2014

National Public Radio-Ohio State University Columbus, March 13, 2014

California Legislative Information-ca.gov, February 12, 2014

, October 10, 2013

Broadband and Social Justice, August 7, 2013

CBS News, August 7, 2013

ABC News, August 15, 2013

Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 7, 2013

The Washington Post, August 13, 2013

The Columbus Dispatch, August 14, 2013

The Seattle Times, August 7, 2013

NBC News, August 14, 2013

CNN, August 13, 2013

Portland Press Herald, August 21, 2013

Twin Cities Daily Planet, August 7, 2013

Seattle Post Intelligencer, August 7, 2013

LA Times, August 7, 2013

USA Today, August 7, 2013

FOX News, August 7, 2013

Star Tribune, August 14, 2013

Kansas City Star, August 15, 2013

Fairfax Times, August 14, 2013

The Tennessean, August 15, 2013

The Hill, July 11, 2013

, July 18, 2013

InsightNews.com, March 6, 2013

Trib Live, February 7, 2013

The Seattle Times, February 14, 2013

The Olympian, February 5, 2013

The Seattle Times, February 6, 2013

McClatchy Newspapers, January 9, 2013

Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2013

HuffPost Live, January 10, 2013

Bill Newman Radio Show, January 9, 2013

Colorlines, January 3, 2013

Black America Web, January 3, 2013

NBC News Technology, January 2, 2013

Bloomberg BNA, January 16, 2013

CNN Radio, December 5, 2012

HuffPost Live, December 5, 2012

WAFB, December 5, 2012

CUNY TV, December 4, 2012

KTBS, December 13, 2012

SF Gate, December 6, 2012

The Town Talk, December 12, 2012

ktbs.com, December 5, 2012

Stateline, December 18, 2012

The Atlantic, December 12, 2012

Twin Cities Daily Planet, November 15, 2012

New York Times, November 14, 2012

Kansas City Star, November 8, 2012

Colorlines, November 1, 2012

Think Progress, November 14, 2012

nola.com/Times-Picayune, November 14, 2012

Take Part, November 15, 2012

MetroWest Daily News, November 15, 2012

PC World, November 8, 2012

The Lens, November 7, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 7, 2012

The Hill, November 14, 2012

The Vindicator, November 21, 2012

FierceTelecom, November 1, 2012

ColorLines, November 13, 2012

Buffalo News, November 8, 2012

MetroWest Daily News, November 14, 2012

IT World, November 16, 2012

The Advocate, November 14, 2012

Times-Picayune, November 14, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek, October 25, 2012

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, October 17, 2012

Más Wired, October 24, 2012

HuffPost Live, October 17, 2012

Bloomberg News, October 18, 2012

Latina Lista, October 17, 2012

Salon, October 10, 2012

The American Prospect, October 10, 2012

TheGrio, September 4, 2012

FierceTelecom, September 13, 2012

Politico, September 12, 2012

WitnessLA, September 20, 2012

The Crime Report, September 12, 2012

The Hill, September 6, 2012

New York Times, September 6, 2012

Truthout, September 12, 2012

Oakland Local, September 13, 2012

San Francisco BayView, September 5, 2012

The Hill, August 15, 2012

Metro News, August 9, 2012

Boston Globe, July 18, 2012

CorrectionsOne, July 18, 2012

Boston Globe, July 11, 2012

The Lookout, May 9, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report, May 17, 2012

, May 17, 2012

, May 10, 2012

Boulder Weekly, October 19, 2011

, May 26, 2011

Daily Kos / Kites Team, May 11, 2011

Liberation, May 11, 2011

Seattle Weekly, May 19, 2011

The Consumerist, May 18, 2011