Call Me (Come Back Home): Fighting the Cost of Prison Calls, Part 1

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
9-10:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 11
Activity: 
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

For the more than 2.5 million prisoners and detainees in America, maintaining strong family connections is vital to their successful reentry into society. And when prisoners are incarcerated at great distances from their homes, phone calls are the only way for them to maintain relationships with family members. But predatory phone rates have made it hard for prisoners to do just that.

This session will expose the prison phone industry’s corrupt business practices — and will share the history of resistance from prisoners, families and advocates who have fought for decades to end price gouging and kickbacks.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good