Great news that the FCC has denied phone companies’ request for a stay of the Order to lower prison and jail phone rates! The 90 day clock is ticking for a 25 cent cap on on interstate phone rates – the deadline is February 11, 2014!
Click here to read the FCC’s decision!
On behalf of the New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees (NJAID), we invite you to attend our upcoming forum on prison phone rates (details below). NJAID is a coalition of civic and religious organizations (individual participation is also welcome) whose goals include bringing attention to the plight of immigrant detainees in our state’s jails; working to improve the conditions in those institutions; and advocating for the reduction and elimination of the use of detention for immigrants.
The FCC recently released an order which dramatically lowers interstate prison phone rates. We will be presenting on this order and opening discussion on the various possible ways that we can get intrastate rates regulated similarly. We want to hear from community partners and directly affected persons, create partnerships for action to come, and build excitement about fighting for just rates.
The forum will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6-7:30pm, at American Friends Service Committee, 89 Market St., Newark, NJ.
Please come and please spread the word! A flyer is available here.