Prison Phone Companies Shouldn’t Be Able to Profit Off Families

To Nebraska Lawmakers

For far too long, prison phone companies have gotten away with charging sky-high rates to prisoners and their families. Unlike most phone services, many county jails in Nebraska charge more for a prisoner to call to their family in the neighboring town than they do to call another state.

When prisoners keep in touch with their families, they are less likely to reoffend later and kids are better off. It's time to set jail phone rates at a price families can afford.