Call Me (Come Back Home): Fighting the Cost of Prison Calls, Part 2

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
11 am-12:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 11
Presenters: 
Activity: 
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

In 2012, a coalition of families, criminal justice groups, activists and public interest advocates launched the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice. The group’s goal is to push the Federal Communications Commission to take action on the Wright Petition, which asks the agency to lower the cost of interstate phone calls from prisons. That organizing is shifting to the state level, where there are legislative and regulatory efforts to end phone-company kickbacks and set affordable in-state rates. This session will investigate the social impact of prison phone rates and identify grassroots strategies for change.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good