by Derek Gilna
Global Tel*Link (GTL), the telecom company known for exploiting prisoners with high phone rates to maintain communication with their friends and family members, agreed on March 27, 2017 to pay $8.8 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ...
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- Oklahoma County Pays $150,000 to Settle Suit Over Jail Suicide, Nov. 6, 2018
More from these topics:
- New York City Council Passes Ordinance to Make All Jail Phone Calls Free, Dec. 5, 2018. Telephone Rates.
- New Jersey Federal Court Certifies Class-Action Suit Against Global*Tel Link, Dec. 5, 2018. Class Certification, Telephone Rates.
- Washington State: Jail Phone Rates Increase as Video Replaces In-Person Visits, Oct. 12, 2018. Telephone Rates, Visiting, Video Visitation.
- Despite Lack of FCC Action, States Can Still Make Prison and Jail Calls Affordable, Sept. 3, 2018. Telephone Rates.
- Criticism of Commission-based Phone Contract at Pennsylvania County Prison, Aug. 8, 2018. Telephone Rates.
- Massachusetts County Faces Lawsuit Over Phone Fee Kickbacks, Aug. 8, 2018. Telephone Rates.
- Federal Judge Dismisses Class-action Suits Over Jail Phone Rates, Commissions, Aug. 7, 2018. Telephone Rates.
- The Prison Phone Industry Has Quietly Become Even More of a Duopoly, July 1, 2018. Statistics/Trends, Telephone Rates.
- Mississippi DOC Announces Phone Rate Cuts, June 8, 2018. Telephone Rates.
- Nebraska Sheriffs Profiting from Jail Phone Contracts, May 8, 2018. Telephone Rates.