Today is another step toward justice in communications. For the last several years, advocates, clergy, people of faith and many others around our country have been campaigning to lower predatory prison phone rates. The good news is that the FCC heard us and adopted lower rates for local and long distance calls!
Most of those new rules will go into effect today. Unfortunately, because the prison phone companies and a number of states have challenged the FCC's new rules in court, we will need to wait to fully benefit from the new rules until the law suit is over--probably not until 2017.
We have issued a guide to help families and people in prison and jail understand which rates become effective today and what happens next.
While we wait for the law suit to end, it is important to keep the pressure on the states and prison phone companies that are fighting just and reasonable rates.
Take action through the prison phone justice campaign, share messages on social media about these companies' greed and petition the state attorneys general who are thwarting prison phone justice with their legal action.
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