Loaded on March 15, 2013 by Matthew Clarke published in Prison Legal News March, 2013, page 26
In January 2013, A $45 million settlement was reached in a long-standing lawsuit that challenged the failure of prison phone service companies to provide rate information to people who accepted calls from prisoners in Washington State.
Previously, on February 23, 2012, a King County superior court had ...
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