Happy Mother's Day
This Sunday, 2.7 million children in the U.S. will spend Mother's Day away from an incarcerated parent. Phone calls are a lifeline for prisoners and their families, but they come at a heavy cost: up to $20 for a 15-minute call.
Telephone companies take advantage of their monopoly in prisons by charging predatory phone rates and tacking on extra fees.
Studies show that regular communication between prisoners and their families is vital to the rehabilitation process.
Prisoners' families have pushed the Federal Communications Commission to regulate prison phone rates. With Commissioner Mignon Clyburn — a strong advocate of affordable rates — about to step into her role as interim chair, it's time for us to raise the heat.
It will take all three current FCC commissioners to fix this problem now. Help us deliver a message to Commissioners Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel: This Mother’s Day, We Want Prison #PhoneJustice.
Sign this letter and send the commissioners a Mother's Day postcard via Twitter.