Team #MediaJustice joins 60+ organizations in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to give incarcerated people access to free phone calls, which would allow them to stay connected to family members amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“For the past decade, predatory prison phone companies have raked in billions from families desperate to keep in contact with their loved ones. In light of this global pandemic, in-person visitations have been dramatically reduced or suspended, forcing families to pay exorbitantly high prison phone rates to confirm the safety and well-being of their loved ones. This is exploitation and is unacceptable. It’s time for the FCC to finally step in and protect families.”Myaisha Hayes via Colorlines