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Securus Phone Rates Spark Uprising at Alaska Prison by Joe Watson A riot at an Alaska prison “kind of blew up” because, according to prisoners, the phone service provided by Securus was shoddy and the company charged unreasonable rates. Sparked by a widespread disconnection of phone calls one Monday night ...
Report Finds Criminal Justice System Financially Overburdens Prisoners and Their Families by Christopher Zoukis The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a nonprofit focused on racial and economic policy, in conjunction with Forward Together and a dozen other community and civil rights organizations recently released a study which surveyed hardships ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Alabama Public Service Commission Enacts Prison, Jail Phone Reforms by David Reutter Over the past several years, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a series of orders that revise an October 2013 order related to rule changes for Inmate Calling Services (ICS). The PSC issued its most recent ...
No Way to Call Home: Incarcerated Deaf People Are Locked in a Prison Inside a Prison by By Mike Ludwig, Truthout This story is the result of a nine-month investigation and part one of a multimedia series on deaf prisoners, as part of a reporting collaboration with the Making Contact radio program. ...
Brief • September 19, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
GTL v. FCC-ICS, DC, Amicus Brief Support of State Respondents, telephone rates, 2016 USCA Case #15-1461 Document #1636355 Filed: 09/19/2016 Page 1 of 27 NOT YET SCHEDULED FOR ORAL ARGUMENT No. 15-1461 (Consolidated with Nos. 15-1498, 16-1012, 16-1029, 16-1038, 16-1046, 16-1057) UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Family Connections Bill Signed into Law in Illinois by Carrie Wilkinson Illinois Governor Bruce V. Rauner signed HB 6200, the Family Connections Bill, into law on August 22, 2016. Under the provisions of that legislation, domestic prison phone rates within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and Department of Juvenile ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
The Fight for Comprehensive Prison Phone Reform Continues by Carrie Wilkinson As previously reported in PLN, the prison telecom industry has been successful so far in delaying implementation of the rate caps ordered by the FCC in October 2015. [See: PLN, May 2016, p.36; Dec. 2015, p.40]. And while the ...
Publication • September 1, 2016
HRDC Letter to Fisch, American Securities, Re Global TelLink and Human Rights Watch, 2015 September 8, 2015 Michael G. Fisch President and Chief Executive Officer American Securities, LLC 299 Park Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 10171 Re: Global Tel*Link and Human Rights Watch Dear Mr. Fisch: I write regarding ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Arkansas Federal Court Holds No First Amendment Right to Lower Prison Phone Rates by Matthew Clarke On January 21, 2011, an Arkansas federal court held that state prisoners in Arkansas had no First Amendment right to a specific telephone rate. Arkansas state prisoners Winston Holloway and Joseph Breault filed a ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Court Certifies Class-Action in Lawsuit Over Washington State Prison Phones by Matthew Clarke On February 23, 2012, a Washington State court certified as a class action a challenge to the failure of the prisoner telephone service in some Washington State prisons to provide rate information. Sandy Judd, Tara Herivel and ...
Article • August 22, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Texas Legislature Authorizes Doubling of Prisoners' Monthly Phone Minutes by Matthew Clarke In 2007, when Texas became the last state in the union to allow prisoner phone calls, the limit on phone usage was 120 minutes a month. In 2009, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) responded to requests ...
Brief • August 19, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Indiana v. Marion County, IN, Plf Supp of Mot for SJ, Phone Rates, 2006 STATE OF INDIANA SS: COUNTY OF MARION Chanelle Linet Alexander, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. The Marion County Sheriff; The Indiana Department Of Administration; and, The State of Indiana, Defendants ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Publication • August 12, 2016
Sheriff Letter to Board of Supervisors re inmate telephone system, LASD, 2016 AMENDMENT NUMBER FOUR TO AGREEMENT NO. 77655 BY AND BETWEEN COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC. FOR INMATE TELEPHONE SYSTEM (ITS) AND SERVICES This Amendment Number Four (“Amendment”) to Agreement Number 77655 (“Agreement”) is entered ...
Canada: Phone Access Vital for Incarcerated Mothers by The Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan hosted an event on May 11, 2016 that coincided with Mother’s Day to raise awareness about women impacted by the criminal justice system and to highlight the fact that most incarcerated women are mothers and were ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
FCC Quashes Company's Blockage of Discounted Prisoner Call Plans by Derek Gilna Securus Technologies, Inc.'s petition to block discounted prisoner calling plans, such as the widely-used "Cons Call Home" program, was denied by the Wireline Competition Bureau in a hearing before the Federal Communications Commission. Securus was attempting to utilize correctional ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Louisiana Prisoner Phone Charge Scandal Pushed to Closed Door Session by The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to keep the discussion about fines for companies that illegally placed surcharge fees on prisoner telephones behind closed doors. City Tele Coin serves about 30 parish and municipal jails around Louisiana. In ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Prison Phone Policy, MN DOC, 2008 http://www.doc.state.mn.us/DocPolicy2/html/DPW_Display_TOC.asp?Opt=302.210.htm Minnesota Department of Corrections Division Directive: Issue Date: Effective Date: 302.210 9/2/08 10/7/08 AUTHORITY: Minn. Stat. §241.01, subd. 3a. PURPOSE: Title: Offender Telephone Use To provide for offender access to telephones. APPLICABILITY: All facilities DIRECTIVE: Each facility will provide offenders with the privilege ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Please Deposit All of Your Money: Kickbacks, Rates, and Hidden Fees in the Jail Phone Industry, Prison Policy Initiative, 2013 ALL OF YOUR MONEY: KICKBACKS, RATES, AND HIDDEN FEES IN THE JAIL PHONE INDUSTRY PR ISON DREW KUKOROWSKI, PETER WAGNER & LEAH SAKALA ~~!1 ~ :POLICY 2;~ INITIATIVE MAY 2013 ...
Article • August 2, 2016 • from PLN August, 2016
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
New Jersey Prison Phone Class-action Suit Against Global Tel*Link Continues by Derek Gilna A New Jersey federal district court denied a motion to dismiss filed by prison telecom giant Global Tel*Link (GTL) and its subsidiary DSI-ITI in a class-action lawsuit alleging predatory practices in providing phone service to New Jersey ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, co-founded by the Human Rights Defense Center, has led the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to curb some of the more egregious abuses of the prison telecom industry. It has also helped focus increased attention from all sources, including ...
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