Costs of Prison Phone Calls Throwing Some Families Into Debt

Costs of Prison Phone Calls Throwing Some Families Into Debt

Costs of prison phone calls are throwing some families into debt. Many of us have felt the isolation the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into our lives, but few have felt that isolation more than people in prison.

During peak COVID months in 2020, many prisons increased isolation to decrease the spread of the virus within the facility, and because of it phone calls to people on the outside became more scarce.

But even more pressing is the cost of those calls that have plagued inmates and their friends and families for years. To those on the outside, it can appear like this is a system built for companies to make money, and it is. But for families with loved ones on the inside, the communications system can be a way out.

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