Groups in several states are drawing increased attention to the high cost of jail and prison phone rates, and pushing to reduce or eliminate such charges. HRDC, the publisher of PLN, has been a leader in this movement since 1992 and founded the Prison Phone ...
LA Phone Kickbacks 2008-2010
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file:///W|/telephone%20project/LA/Louisiana%20phone%20data.htm From: stein [email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2011 4:24 PM To: Paul Wright Subject: Louisiana phone data Add the below email to the LA folder. ---------- Forwarded message ---------From: PAM LABORDE <PLABORDE@corrections.state.la.us> Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM Subject: Re: Media question re phone rates To: stein <firstname.lastname@example.org> Alex: The Department receives 55% of the gross revenues from telephone commission collections. We calculate phone commission revenue in fiscal years (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009; July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010) rather than calendar years. Collections for the Department for FY 08-09: $3.6 million Collections for FY 09-10: $$3.3 million We are on a month-to-month contract with Global Tel-Link until a new contract can be awarded. Current RFP submissions for telephone services are due Thursday, March 17th. stein <email@example.com> To firstname.lastname@example.org cc 03/14/2011 03:00 PM Subject Media question re phone rates Dear Ms. Laborde, A pleasure speaking with you today! To recap, I'm seeking commission rate information for the LA DOC's inmate phone system with Global file:///W|/telephone%20project/LA/Louisiana%20phone%20data.htm (1 of 2) [9/22/2011 1:43:45 PM] file:///W|/telephone%20project/LA/Louisiana%20phone%20data.htm Tel Link, including the percentage of the commission rate and (if available) the amount of commissions that the DOC received in 2008 and 2009. Many thanks for any assistance you can provide; -Alex Friedmann Associate Editor, PLN www.prisonlegalnews.org (615) 495-6568 -Alex Friedmann Associate Editor, PLN www.prisonlegalnews.org (615) 495-6568 file:///W|/telephone%20project/LA/Louisiana%20phone%20data.htm (2 of 2) [9/22/2011 1:43:45 PM]