For too long prisoners and their families have struggled to remain connected thanks to the predatory prices— up to $10 for a 15-minute call — charged by prison-phone companies like Securus Technologies.
Anyone who’s watched an online petition or hashtag go viral can testify to the Internet’s power to effect change.
A must-read report from our friends at the Center for Media Justice poses a provocative question about this phenomenon.
“Maybe every so often we can be on the side of the American people,” Rep. Jose Serrano said, “and not corporations.”
Those are fighting words — but unfortunately the House majority doesn’t seem to be heeding them.