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New video: The high cost of calls home from the Hampden County Jail

by Leah Sakala, July 9, 2013

Why are families forced to pay $17 for a 15-minute phone call from a loved one in the Hampden County Jail in Massachusetts?

Our new video has the answer:

Outraged? Learn more and get involved to bring fairness to the prison phone industry!

2 Responses

  1. Free Workshop On The Prison Phone Industry, Today, July 10th, 2013 | Montana Corruption says, 16 hours, 44 minutes after publication:

    […] According to Prison Policy Initiative  […]

  2. Janie Dick says, 1 week after publication:

    YES! I totally agree. The FCC needs to act NOW!

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