Campaign for Prison Phone Justice

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

New York Times Takes A Stand on Prison Phone Justice

Nov 28, 2012 | by admin

New York Times editorial urges the FCC to pass the Wright Petition and charge reasonable rates for prison phone calls.

The New York Times has followed up its September 23, 2012 editorial, “Costly Calls for Inmates,” with another push for phone justice.

The November 27, 2012 editorial “A Needless Charge for Prison Families” highlights the commissions that states receive on profits from the phone calls, driving up the rates and making calls unaffordable for families of prisoners.

The editorial encourages the FCC to “act to end the burdensome charges that can make a single phone call from prison as expensive as an entire month of home phone service.” ReadĀ the editorialĀ here.