Chancellar Williams August 9, 2013 Amazing news: The Federal Communications Commission is ending the out-of-control pricing on prison phone calls.
For years, prisoners and their families have had to pay up to $20 for a 15-minute call. The high cost of these calls made it difficult — sometimes impossible — for families to stay in touch.
Over 10 years ago, Martha Wright, who faced significant financial challenges while trying to stay in contact with her incarcerated grandson, petitioned the FCC to make prison phone calls affordable.
Over the years, people all over the country joined Martha Wright’s cause and helped push the FCC to take action.
Today the FCC approved an order that requires phone companies servicing prisons to establish rates based on actual costs. This means the days of pricy prison phone calls are officially over.