Luisa's 14-year-old son was sentenced as an adult and sent to prison. Since then she has sent countless letters to him but can rarely hear his voice due to the predatory phone rates charged in the United States prison system. Listen to her story and participate in the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice.
Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere chronicles a woman's separation from her incarcerated husband and her journey to maintain her marriage and her identity. As part of a social justice action accompanying the release of the movie, the people behind Middle of Nowhere have teamed up the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice to urge the FCC to pass the Wright petition and make prison phone calls affordable for all families.
It can cost a mom more than $18 for a 15-minute phone call with her son in prison and families are forced to pay these excessive rates or give up staying connected. Our communities urgently need federal oversight of interstate prison phone call rates.