A reminder that tomorrow, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice are co-hosting a public hearing, on Feb. 1st, in New York City on the high cost of prison telephone calls.
This hearing is being held as part of Rainbow PUSH’s annual Wall Street Project and Economic Summit and will feature Commissioners Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The hearing will focus on the FCC’s responsibility to regulate the cost of prison telephone calls and protect families of prisoners, many of whom are low income, from having to pay exorbitant phone bills to stay in touch with their loved ones. The FCC is considering whether or not to lower the cost of interstate prison calls and at this critical moment they need to hear from families of prisoners and advocates about the devastating effects of these phone bills.
New York has historically led the nation in lowering the rates for phone calls from prison and on February 1st this hearing is the right time and right place for the public to weigh in and remind the FCC that the voices of families must be part of this conversation. We welcome you to be present and testify.
Where? Roosevelt Hotel,Vanderbilt Room (45 East 45th Street, New York, NY10017)
When? Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013. 11:00am-12:15pm (Testimony begins at 11:30am)
Featured Speakers: FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn (All Commissioners at the FCC have been invited to speak)