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Please check out these stories about our campaign and related issues below. You can also look for us on twitter by searching for #njphonejustice or following the national campaign at #phonejustice.

Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, March 17, 2016: FCC’s New Rules Will Provide Families Relief – Despite Prison and Jail Phone Companies’ Efforts to Delay Justice

Prison Policy Initiative, March 17, 2016: What Families Can Expect from the New FCC Rules

The Bergen Dispatch, February 24, 2016: Freeholders Pass Resolution Lowering Phone Rates For Inmates At Bergen County Jail

NJ Legislative Majority Office Press Release, December 14, 2015: Assemblyman Johnson’s Press Release Supporting A4576

Truthout, October 19, 2015: The FCC Aims to Lower Cost of Prison Phone Calls in Historic Vote

FCC Commissioner Clyburn and Senator Booker’s OpEd in Huffington Post, October 13, 2015: The Unnecessarily High Cost of Inmate Calling Charges Is An Injustice

WNYC, May 8, 2014: Phone Rates in NJ Prisons Cut in Half

Prison Legal News, May, 2015: New Jersey, Ohio DOC’s Significantly Reduce Phone Rates

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s Press Statement, April 10, 2015: Watson Coleman Supports Lower Rates for Prison Phone Calls

New York Times, March 30, 2015: The High Cost of Calling the Imprisoned

Trib Total Live, PA, November 26, 2014:  Prison Phone Cost to Drop 70% in PA

Media Action Grassroot Network, November 21, 2014:  FCC Takes Aim at Sky-High Prison Phone Rates

Senator Cory Booker’s Press Statement, October 17, 2014:  Sen. Booker Applauds FCC Attention to Inmate Calling Rates

Prison Legal News, October 2014:  Prison and Jail Phone Reforms Needed in New Jersey

Star Ledger Editorial, May 22, 2014:  NJ should Investigate Cost of Prison Phone Calls 

The Nation, May 15, 2014: Dialing with Dollars: How County Jails Profit From Immigrant Detainees

Communications Daily, May 5, 2014: Cases in New Jersey and Alabama Seek Caps on Price of Inmates’ Intrastate Calls

El Diario NY, May 1, 2014: Piden abaratar llamadas desde las prisiones

New Jersey Star-Ledger, April 30, 2014: Coalition says NJ inmates pay ‘exorbitant’ phone rates for local calls

The Bergen Record, April 30, 2014: Ex-inmates ask NJ to lower jail phone charges

The Asbury Park Press/AP, April 30, 2014: Ex-inmates ask NJ to lower jail phone charges

New Jersey Star-Ledger, Letters to the Editor, March 28, 2014: Punishing inmates with phone bills: Letter

The Bergen Record, Editorial Page, March 14, 2014: Phone equity; Inmates need contact with families

The Bergen Record, March 11, 2014: Feds lower rates for inmate phone calls

New Jersey Star-Ledger, February 22, 2014: State officials lower phone rates for NJ inmates

USA Today, August 9, 2013: FCC Slashes What Prisoners Pay for Phone Calls

Assemblywoman (now Congresswoman) Bonnie Watson Coleman’s Star Ledger OpEd, April 5, 2013:  NJ Prisons Price Gouges Inmates for Telephone Use

Media Action Grassroots Network Blog, February 1, 2013: Prison Phone Justice Advocates Tell Commissioner Clyburn: The Time is Now

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