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Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout The election of Donald Trump has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders – CoreCivic (formerly Corrections ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Former Mississippi DOC Commissioner, Co-defendants Sentenced in Massive Bribery Scheme by In January 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Henry T. Wingate sentenced Sam Waggoner, 62, to five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving Mississippi’s former corrections commissioner. The sentence also included two years of supervised ...
Article • October 4, 2017
More Prisons Banning In-Person Visits, Adding To Securus Tech's Pile Of Cash by Tim Cushing by Tim Cushing From the it's-ok-because-prisoners-aren't-human-beings,-amirite dept Jails and prisons continue to sacrifice what few physical interactions prisoners have with loved ones on the outside to phone service provider Securus. The New Orleans Advocate reports ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
FCC Chairman Called Out on Conflict of Interest Concerning Prison Phone Company by Carrie Wilkinson by Carrie Wilkinson The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) submitted a formal comment on three Federal Communications Commission dockets on August 9, 2017, accusing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who formerly represented prison telecom giant Securus ...
Publication • August 10, 2017
FCC comment requesting recusal of Chairman Pai on ICS issues - August 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 9, 2017 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing: WC Docket 17-126 WC Docket 12-375 GN ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Brief • July 27, 2017
GTL v FCC, DC, Pet Intervenors Brief, Inmate Calling Services, 2016 USCA Case #15-1461 Document #1638459 Filed: 09/29/2016 Page 1 of 41 ORAL ARGUMENT NOT YET SCHEDULED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT No. 15-1461 (consolidated with Nos. 15-1498, 16-1012, 16-1029, 16-1038, 16-104 and 16-1057) ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
ICS Advocates - Ex Parte Submission to FCC re #Solutions2020, 2017 Lee G. Petro 202-230-5857 Direct 202-842-8465 Fax Lee.Petro@dbr.com Law Offices 1500 K Street N. W. Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20005-1209 (202) 842-8800 (202) 842-8465 fax www.drinkerbiddle.com CALIFORNIA DELAWARE ILLINOIS NEW JERSEY NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA WASHINGTON D.C. WISCONSIN January 13, ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Filed under: Telephone Rates
Alaska Prisoners Riot Over Excessive Phone Rates by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A disturbance at Alaska's Lemon Creek Correctional Center left a housing unit uninhabitable after prisoners and guards clashed over the prison's excessive telephone rates, a "smartmouth" guard's comments on the subject, and other issues. According to prisoners ...
Kickback publication • July 12, 2017
Indiana Rates - July 2017 Global Tel*Link IN_DOC, INxx Inmate Calling Rates 1st Time of Day Miles 2nd Time of Day 3rd Time of Day surcharge + surcharge surcharge Add min Add min Add min 1st min + 1st min + 1st min Local (Rate type 2) Local Extended (Rate ...
Kickback publication • July 12, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
California Rates July 2017 NOTICE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION Below are the Global Tel*Link (GTL) IWTS current calling rates. These rates reflect changes to IWTS interstate call rates that were made in mid-2013. There are no call set-up charges, also known as a surcharge, ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Prison Phone Update: Appellate Court Deals Major Blow to Prisoners and Their Families by Carrie Wilkinson by Carrie Wilkinson In a September 2016 article on the fight for comprehensive prison and jail phone reform, PLN reported that while limits on ancillary fees had been implemented by the FCC, intrastate (in-state) ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright For the past 30 years, as mass incarceration rates have skyrocketed, so has the number of prisoners infected with hepatitis C (HCV). This is in part because so many prisoners are current or former intravenous drug users, and so much time ...
Kickback publication • June 20, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
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Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Global Tel*Link Agrees to Pay $8.8 Million in Class-action Settlement by Derek Gilna 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 ...
Publication • June 8, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Press Release re Amicus Brief in Support of Phone Fee Reform 2016 State of Minnesota M3«s ^?«iS8^ OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 102 STATE CAPITOL LORI SWANSON ST. PAUL, MN 55155 ATTORNEY GENERAL TELEPHONE: (651) 296-6196 September 23, 2016 Paul Wright, Executive Director Pluman Rights Defense Center P.O. Box 1151 ...
Hood v. Global Tel Link, MS, Complaint, Bribery and Conspiracy, 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF RANKIN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI fE ~ l lE r FEB -8 2017 JIM HOOD, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF MI~SISSIPPI, ex rel. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, Plaintiff, rnn' t1J' v. CIVIL ACTION NO.: ---'/_r_-_;;z_--"-']_ ...
Hood v. Global Tel Link, MS, Settlement, Bribery and Conspiracy, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release ("Agreement") is entered. into by and between Jim Hood, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi ex rel. The State of Mississippi (''the State"), and Global Tel*Link Corporation ("GTL") through ...
Kickback publication • May 31, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
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Kickback publication • May 31, 2017
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