Regulating the prison phone industry


Research briefings

In addition to submitting our reports, we've been submitting regular updates to the FCC docket with new data and information and responses to FCC requests.


Taking action

Our work in the news

Other news coverage we think you should read

Other resources helpful to the movement

  • The Prison Phone Justice Campaign contains a wealth of information, including a Brief Bank for litigation-related documents and a collection of publications related to prison phone reform.
  • The Bankrupt-Your-Family Calling Plan New York Times editorial (December 22, 2006) is an excellent summary of what's wrong with the prison phone industry.
  • An excellent infographic that succinctly explains the core problems in the prison telephone industry, developed by Take Part and the Center for Media Justice.
  • Thousand Kites phone justice contains an updated list of recent op-eds and press coverage of prison phone justice, and links to the Center for Media Justice’s Democracy Toolkit for prison phone reform.
  • Prison Legal News is the leading news source for the rights of incarcerated persons. Prison Legal News has been documenting the injustices in the prison phone industry for years, and remains the leading forum for new developments in the fight for prison phone reform.
  • Prison Legal News's phone charges by state data tables.
  • The Federal Communications Commission: Track developments and new public comments on the Wright Petition. Select the Electronic Comment Filing System link from the menu on the right-hand side of the homepage, and then search for proceeding number 96-128. Read letters written by incarcerated people, their families, and organizations detailing the harm caused by high prison phone rates.