Prison Phone Justice Bill Takes Effect in Illinois

On January 1, 2018, a new bill took effect in Illinois cutting by half the cost of phone calls from prison. Families with an incarcerated loved one are already seeing their phone bills drop. The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC), a MAG-Net anchor member, forwarded the bill that was sponsored by State Representative Carol Ammons. Read more


Petition to Deny Transfer of Securus

Center for Media Justice joined this Petition to Deny, filed June 16, 2017, in connection with the proposed transfer of control of Securus Technologies, Inc., T-NETIX, Inc., and T-NETIX Telecommunications Services, Inc.


Prison Phone Infographic

This Infographic was created to explain the new prison phone rates went into effect March 16th, 2016


Cap the Cost: Prison Phone Guide

In September 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it would be considering further reforms to prison telephone rates. This toolkit was designed as a guide for community members and organizations to submit comments to the FCC.


Senate letter to FCC on prison phone charges

The attached letter went out from 15 Senators lauding the FCC for capping prison phone charges. Signers are Booker, Sanders, Leahy, Durbin, Blumenthal, Markey, Casey, Heinrich, Brown, Franken, Coons, Whitehouse, Wyden, Menendez, and Peters.    


#RightoConnect 1 pager

Here is a brief 1 pager that explains our #RighToConnect campaign and why the time for action on prison phones and the Lifeline program is now.


Prison Phone Fact sheet

This fact sheet was produced by the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) to give more information about our current Prison Phone campaign.