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Sanders, Grijalva, Ellison, Rush Introduce Bills Banning Private Prisons

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"I have repeatedly expressed my concern over the exorbitant phone call rates from and to correctional facilities that are unjust and unreasonable. Many families have to pay an average of 300 to 400 dollars a month just to stay in touch with an incarcerated family member. Exorbitant phone rates harm the families and children of the incarcerated where studies have shown that consistent communication with loved-ones reduce recidivism. The ability to stay in touch with a family is a fundamental need, and one's humanity does not perish when they enter the prison system."

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You can read a fact sheet on the bill here.

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