Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice

To expose phone companies charging exorbitant rates and bring justice to families who have loved ones incarcerated by making affordable the cost of phone calls from jails and prisons in Illinois.

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We are a grassroots effort to make phone calls affordable for those behind bars as we believe communication is essential to keeping families intact and reducing recidivism. We are building a coalition across Illinois to raise citizen awareness and convince lawmakers to bring down the cost of phone calls.

The Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice is a project of the Urbana-Champaign independent Media Center, which has fought for the rights of those incarcerated since its founding in 2000. In 2005, UC-IMC helped to expose the $14,000 per month kickbacks that led to the renegotiation of the phone contract at the Champaign County jail. We are pleased to now be a part of a national campaign for prison phone justice.UnityMarchVI 030