Sunday, June 17, 2012

Prison Phone Justice - A Father's Day Roundup

This Father's Day, as our thoughts turn to our families, Between the Bars is joining 27 other organizations in the Prison Phone Justice Campaign to urge the FCC to approve the Wright Petition – a set of policy recommendations regulating the high cost of prison phone services.  Oscar Vielma captures the goal of the campaign quite eloquently: We "would like to bring to your attention an issue that needs to be adjusted, or something to really think about.  It has to do with these phone bills in prison and how high the costs are".  We asked our bloggers to explain why the costs of phone services are so expensive and how their families have been impacted by them.   We've categorized their responses under a special campaign on the site.   Here's a round up of some of the things you'll find there.