Campaign for Prison Phone Justice

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

Ten Years Later - Still remembers cost

Mar 16, 2013 | Nation Inside Team

A woman calls in to talk about the rates she paid ten years ago and her concern for families, and specifically children, being cut off from their loved ones.

Audio Submission by, Anonymous
Amended Transcription of Audio:

My experience with the criminal justice system, or with the prison phone system, is a nightmare.

I had a loved one in prison 10 years ago and I could not believe the cost. It’s extortion. It’s somebody that’s stealing money from some of the poorest people in our country. You know, when your family member is in prison, they’re already incarcerated.

My whole phone bill with Comcast, I have free long distance. So why doesn’t, um, different states have some type of a contract like that or just have minimal long distance rates. It’s ridiculous that people have to live like that and children have to suffer not being able to talk to one of their parents or family members, or whomever. Like I said, it’s extortion.

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