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Dear Supporter:

Last year together we helped persuade the Federal Communications Commission to end predatory

rates for long-distance calls to and from prisons, jails, and detention centers.  Thanks to your work, after February 11 families cannot be charged more than 25 cents per minute to speak to their loved ones in prison.  Before you acted a typical long-distance collect call from prison could a family almost a dollar a minute, and can reach hundreds of dollars per month.

 

But the job is not done!  The prison phone companies and local sheriffs are suing to block our victory, and the Federal Communications Commission has not yet been able to end all predatory rates--right now the cap only applies to calls between states.  And we need more help for inmates who are deaf and hard of hearing. 

 

Sign our petition to the FCC!

 

Prisoners are isolated from their families and loved ones, making it more difficult for them to succeed when they get out.  Matthew 25:35-40 teaches us, as people of faith, that we cannot forget those in prison.  End the financial burden once and for all.

 

Please help - sign this petition to the FCC  thanking them and encouraging them to finish the job .

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