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by Leah Sakala, November 21, 2012

On November 20, 2012 Prison Policy Initiative Research Associate Drew Kukorowski appeared on RT News to talk about the outrageous charges of the prison and jail phone industry.



by Leah Sakala, November 15, 2012

At a Nov. 15th phone justice rally in Washington D.C., we, along with our partners at SumOfUs, delivered signatures from 36,690 people across the country calling on the FCC to rein in predatory prison phone rates. And it looks like the FCC will act soon — Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced that the FCC Chairman has circulated a prison phone regulatory proposal that the commission will now vote on.

images of Drew Kukorowski of the Prison Policy Initiative and Rob Wohl of SumOfUs presenting 36,690 petitions to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

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