Crossposted from Public Knowledge
Recently, the FCC has received hundreds of letters from prisoners across the country asking Chairman Genachowski for action on the Wright petition, which calls on the agency to provide a solution for exorbitant prison phone rates. These letters are result of the Prison Phone Justice Campaign where campaign partner Prison Legal News ran an ad in their newspaper, asking incarcerated individuals to share their personal experiences.
These letters include stories of lost friendships, severed family connections and the difficultly of maintaining legal counsel due to the high cost of calls. Stories that often times get lost in the politics of policy making. Public Knowledge along with many other public interest advocacy organizations, continue to urge the FCC and the public, to keep these at the forefront of their rulemaking decision regarding the Wright Petition.