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Old 03-13-2018, 07:47 PM
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Default A new bill could finally ban predatory inmate phone costs

A new bill could finally ban predatory inmate phone costs

"For nearly two decades, criminal justice reform advocates have been fighting to fix a persistent and egregious flaw in the US prison system: the frequently exorbitant cost of inmate phone calls, which can run up to $17 for a 15-minute local phone call. A confluence of market failures, political intransigence, and public indifference has created a broken billing system that veteran Federal Communications Commission official Mignon Clyburn has called “the greatest, most distressing, type of injustice I have ever seen in the communications sector.”

Last Thursday, a bipartisan group of US senators introduced a bill that aims to restore federal authority to crack down on what prison reform advocates call the “usurious,” “abusive,” and “exploitative” business practices of a small handful of companies that dominate the $1.2 billion US prison phone industry."

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/13/1...-reform-senate
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Well this would be nice. Now that I've spent nearly 3400$ on just phone calls in the past 31 months. Ugh
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I'm assuming this has been going on for years before this point right? So sad how these sorts of issues don't get resolved until well after the fact and after so many people have been victims of such predatory tactics :/
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