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Securus Phone Rates Spark Uprising at Alaska Prison by Joe Watson A riot at an Alaska prison “kind of blew up” because, according to prisoners, the phone service provided by Securus was shoddy and the company charged unreasonable rates. Sparked by a widespread disconnection of phone calls one Monday night ...
language to English for the receiver on the other end. For many in the deaf community, VRS is a part of everyday life, just like a landline telephone, but the service is not available at the Jefferson Parish
Massachusetts Prisoners Involved in Reform Efforts Transferred, Held in Solitary by Christopher Zoukis Three Massachusetts state prisoners have been placed in segregation in apparent retaliation for their prison reform activism. Timothy Muise, Shawn Fisher and Steven James, all incarcerated at the medium-security prison MCI Shirley, were taken from their cells ...
Publication • September 1, 2016
it is committed to fulfilling “its responsibilities with the highest level of integrity and ethics,” we submit it is inherently unethical to gouge prisoners’ families through exorbitant telephone rates and monopoly
Publication • August 12, 2016
. FOR INMATE TELEPHONE SYSTEM (ITS) AND SERVICES Call services, excluding the Ancillary Service Charges and FCCpermissible Taxes and regulatory fees listed in Exhibit C (Telephone Rates and Payment Schedule
Canada: Phone Access Vital for Incarcerated Mothers by The Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan hosted an event on May 11, 2016 that coincided with Mother’s Day to raise awareness about women impacted by the criminal justice system and to highlight the fact that most incarcerated women are mothers and were ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
and adopted), parents and siblings (birth, step, adopted and half). Attorney calls - offender calls to verified attorneys. Telephone monitoring - the electronic tracking, recording, and listening to of offender
Brief • July 19, 2016
Lyon Jr et al v. ICE et al, CA, Settlement, class action telephone access, 2016 1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 AUDLEY
;; and not allowed to move around their unit or freely use the telephone and commissary, or access MDC handbooks “which explained how to file complaints about mistreatment.” Additionally, the Court
Article • March 31, 2016
a $240,000 bill for court costs and restitution. This means that not only will Richter be prohibited from ever buying hygiene items or food items from the prison commissary, she cannot even make a telephone
Article • October 27, 2015
Filed under: Telephone Access
a civil rights action alleging the refusal to allow him to make telephone calls to his family in Romania and Jordan violated his rights. The defendants moved for summary judgment, claiming he failed
Article • October 14, 2015
of telephone calls is antithetical to its fundamental goal of making available “rapid, efficient, Nation-wide and world-wide wire radio communications services with adequate facilities.” Current
Article • September 16, 2015
Another Kind of Isolation - The Bureau of Prisons tightens the rules at its secretive “Communication Management Units.” by Christie Thompson Another Kind of Isolation The Bureau of Prisons tightens the rules at its secretive “Communication Management Units.” By Christie Thompson In 2006 and 2008, the Bureau of Prisons quietly ...
Article • March 5, 2015 • from PLN March, 2015
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) capped the cost of interstate calls from prisons, these video chats were even cheaper than the telephone. Lisa’s experience is representative of the promise
Article • February 4, 2015 • from PLN February, 2015
detainees end up paying the same inflated telephone rates charged to their citizen prisoner counterparts, but unlike jail prisoners charged with a crime, immigration detainees don’t have access to court
Publication • October 1, 2014
County received $1.6 million from Securus as pre-paid commissions in October 2007 from its telephone contract, and the County is paid 23 percent of all gross revenue that Securus received from its
Publication • 2014
FCC Consumer Guide to Inmate Telephone Services and Revised Rules 2014 Consumer Guide Inmate Telephone Service Background FCC rules that significantly reformed interstate Inmate Calling Service (ICS
Brief • April 16, 2014
with telephone access at the 8 detention facilities. For example: 9 • A call can be completed “only if a live person answers the telephone and accepts the call.” 10 Compl. ¶ 43. This means that detainees
Lowering Recidivism through Family Communication by Alex Friedmann There are currently 2.2 million people held in prisons and jails in the United States,1 and an estimated 95% of prisoners currently in custody will one day be released. Based on 2012 data, around 637,400 people are released annually from state and ...
inmates and their families, which BOP has stated facilitates the reintegration of inmates into society upon release from prison," the report said. "In contrast, reducing inmate telephone rates could also
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