Prison Phone Calls

by adustyframe ~ June 19th, 2008

I’ve written about this subject before. Here and here .

One of my faithful readers sent me a link to the article, “Overcharging for connections.

One of the comments sums up what I’ve found to be true,

“Prisons and the companies who provide this “service” know they can get away with this “legalized extortion” because the people it most affects are prisoners and prisoner’s families. For the most part, very few in society care about prisoners and their families.”

I am so grateful that we don’t have to make these expensive calls now. I have friends though that are unable to talk with their husbands because the cost it too prohibitive.

It’s sad.



4 Thoughts Shared to Prison Phone Calls

  1. Sarah

    Somedays I just want to hear my husband’s voice and can’t because as a “single mom” I can’t afford to accept the calls or to set up an account with CBS. Not only do they charge an arm and a leg for the call, they charge anywhere from 5-10 dollars just to add money to an account to start accepting calls.
    I just want to hear the voice of my soul mate and he is feels the same, yet corporate greed gets in the way. Very disheartening.

  2. Heidi

    Hi Lizzie…still faithfully following your journey and still praying for your family. God is always amazing.

    Just thought I would offer a possible solution for those who have phone issues. We used remote call forwarding for our phone time. Our bills were horrendous when Jim first went away and then we found out about how we could get a local phone number close to the prison and it would forward to your home phone….that way it was considered a local call and you only had to pay for the forwarding, which turned to be much less expensive then their way of doing things.

    Glad you don’t have to have those calls anymore either, but hopefully, you will be able to send along the info.


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