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Old 04-25-2018, 02:07 AM
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Exclamation End predatory phone rates for families of incarcerated people

I don't know if this has been posted before but I couldn't find it and I think it's a very important issue for many here:

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It'll take an act of Congress to lower & cap the rates as long as there is a tRump appointee running the FCC.
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Signed and shared!!!! I spend $565 a week on phone calls.
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Signed and shared!!!! I spend $565 a week on phone calls.
Am I reading this right? $565? A week? How in the world is that even possible?
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Am I reading this right? $565? A week? How in the world is that even possible?
When my husband was in county I had bills this high too. This is why so many cell phones get in prisons!!!
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There is no one on this planet I would spend $2000 a month to chat with on the phone.
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Am I reading this right? $565? A week? How in the world is that even possible?
Yes!!! My BF just went in 2 months ago. Prior to his incarceration, we were always together. We are best of friends and can't stay apart from each other so imagine the nightmare we are both experiencing at the moment. In order to get by, we talk several times a day for many hours. I'm grateful to God that I have a job that I'm able to afford these ridiculous charges. I spend 75 a day on phone calls. Horrible!!!
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I’m speechless. I have a really good job but if I spent this kind of money I be be homeless. More power to you I guess but aside from the cost I wouldn’t last talking on the phone that much. I’d never get anything done including my job. As long as people are willing to pay the exorbitant amounts they won’t change anything. Why would they? They are making tons of money and people are willing to pay it.
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Signed and shared. It's criminal the way companies have profited from the families across the nation. The strangle hold that they put on anything they can put a price tag on. The first thing my husbands attorney told me was there was no justice in the justice system. The extortion begins the second the first pair of handcuffs come off. The phone calls that we pay way too much for we listen to a recording that reminds us every time, that the property of the call belongs to anyone who can find a way to use it to cause more harm to our loved ones. Right now I send approximately $1000 a month, I expect that to double once he is moved and has better access to phones. No one can afford such ransom, but many of us will. The crooked system knows that. They know that they can do whatever they want, because we will not jeopardize the well being of our loved ones who are the mercy of their paid for puppets with authority.
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To anyone sending crazy amounts of money each month...watch where your money is going. Get a commissary list. Find out how much the inmate is allowed to spend on commissary and how much they can spend on calls per week or month. It's one thing to pay for the calls on the outside, then you know the money is going to calls. Sending in exorbitant amounts of money to an inmate more often than not is a sign of trouble. I sent my husband $1200 a year. That's $100 a month, not including phone calls which I paid for on my end and that was MORE than sufficient. The only time I was sending in $500 or more a month is when I was being used (found out after) and my loved one at the time was using heavily and in all kinds of trouble.

Not saying this is the case for anyone's LO...but just years of experience, my own, and others. Be smart.
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