Apr 1 2008
In a proposed budge proviso there will no longer be additional fees on collect calls made from our corrections pay telephones. Currently, when an inmate makes a collect call from a corrections facility, an extra fee is added. The recipient of the call must pay a higher price on a collect call from a prison than a regular collect call. So in essence, we are taking money from an inmate’s family and friends. Wouldn’t rehabilitation be enhanced if the inmate could talk to his family more? This generated $1.4 million for the state, yet seemed unfair to the families of those doing time.