Friday

The Bankrupt-Your-Family Calling Plan



The loathsome gouging of incarcerated inmates by politically connected phone companies has long been one of those issues that is regularly raised and never solved. Still, it's heartening to see this excellent editorial from the NYT.

4 comments:

bloomlaw said...

This outrageous practice is not limited to inmates charged with or convicted of crimes. Immigration detainees - often penniless & persecuted - are housed in jails using the same phone "services." What is more, immigration detainees are entitled to a lawyer "at no expense to the government." Not only is it often impossible for these people to call anyone because of the cost involved, but they are often unrepresented by counsel as well. A person in immigration proceedings has the right to an attorney "at no expense to the government." So when someone makes it to our shores, they can be incarcerated, unrepresented by counsel, and priced-out of being able to make a simple phone call.

Anon said...

Is a class action in order?

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you haven't commented on Spitzer's decision to cut phone rates by half. This seems like good news. Why the radio silence?

Shario said...

yeah... it big problem of modern society...