SHARE YOUR STORIES
Tell us your story. Call our toll-free line, 24/7, and record your story on our answering machine on how the prison phone costs have impacted your family. By sharing your story you make the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice stronger. Thank you! Speak from the heart: 877-410-4863. (press-3)
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
Families with members in the prison system are already struggling. Having the phone company join into a partnership with prisons to take advantage of them is wrong.
It's a cliffhanger.
After attending the "Call Me (Come Back Home): Fighting the Cost of Prison Calls, Part 1 & Part 2" poet Rebecca Preston began processing this poem-in-progress at the National Conference for Media Reform. Watch this beautiful mind go!
Whatever your story is we need you to share it? Do you think the cost of prison phone calls makes your community safer? Have you been directly impacted by high-costs? We need to know. Call now at 877-410-4863. (press-3).
HEARD interns Rita Torres & Alexandre Dubsky explain how the Community can support equal communication access for all deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired prisoners and their family members.
On Friday February 1st, 60 people attended a public hearing on prison telephone rates in New York City co-hosted by Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice.
My boyfriend has been incarcerated for about 20 years now. We've known each other for 13 of those years.
A sister describes her experience taking care of her incarcerated brother's teenage son, and her own young child, while only 24 years old. Years later the experience of being separated and divided by the high-cost of prison phone calls still impacts their family.
STOP THE OBVIOUS BUREAUCRATIC LOOP HOLE EACH STATE HAS DEMONSTRATED THEY WILL EXPLOIT AND TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF!!!!
Now is the time to share your stories and experiences with the Federal Communications Commission. We have made it easy!
Video from Mrs. Martha Wright's visit to the FCC.
Actor, Jason Mewes reenacts the true story of his school project, "My Mom Is..." How hard is it for one kid to talk to his Mom when she's in jail? Watch to his story and participate in the campaign.
Pablo Tapia, Assembly of Civil Rights in Minneapolis Minnesota, talks about what the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice means for him and his family.
Luisa's 14-year-old son was sentenced as an adult and sent to prison. Since then she has sent countless letters to him but can rarely hear his voice due to the predatory phone rates charged in the United States prison system.
Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere chronicles a woman's separation from her incarcerated husband and her journey to maintain her marriage and her identity. The Wright to Call Home campaign centers on urging the FCC to pass the Wright petition and make prison phone calls affordable for all families. It can cost a mom more than $18 for a 15-minute phone call with her son in prison and families are forced to pay these excessive rates or give up staying connected. Our communities urgently need federal oversight of interstate prison phone call rates.
When I was 16 my dad was in prison. Without our calls, I wouldn't have known he missed us.
Earlier this summer, we sat with Mrs. Martha Wright, of the Wright Petition, in her Northeast D.C. home and spoke with her about her decade-long struggle to win justice for prisoner families abused by telecommunication companies. Shocked by the exorbitant bills she was getting for accepting collect phone calls from a grandson in prison, Wright decided to fight back against big telephone.