Calls to and from inmates at America’s correctional institutions have long been an exorbitant expense for the loved ones of inmates. These mothers, wives, husbands and children of the incarcerated have had to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year to speak with their loved ones.
I have personally felt the sting of expensive correctional calls: in one month, I spent about $150 on phone calls, getting a 15-minute phone call every other day. For every $20 I deposited into my phone account for the inmate to call me, $6.95 of that was eaten up immediately in “administrative fees”.
This month, however, the FCC did right: it capped the cost of correctional phone calls. Read more here.