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Will This Mark the End of a Financial Assault on the Incarcerated and Their Families?

BY | April 20, 2023

This paper examines the consequences of an exploitative prison payphone regime and the devastating financial, emotional, and social burdens forced upon the loved ones of incarcerated persons. These families often…

This paper examines the consequences of an exploitative prison payphone regime and the devastating financial, emotional, and social burdens forced upon the loved ones of incarcerated persons. These families often face numerous economic and social vulnerabilities, including income inequality and alienation trauma experienced by children of the incarcerated. In reviewing the history of the prison payphone industry and its actions, as well as the federal and state responses to these actions, this a

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