Posted by on September 12, 2014

Another class action against big telco ripping off inmate families
On September 8, 2014 GTL lost its bid to dismiss a putative class action over its rates in Newark federal court, as reported in the article “Judge Won’t Toss Class Action Over Cost of Prisoners’ Calls” in the New Jersey Law Journal. The case has been stayed while the plaintiffs pursue an administrative remedy with […]
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Posted by on September 10, 2014

Help us serve you better
We’ve been around for a bit more than two months now, and hopefully we helped a lot of you make better decisions when choosing prison phone provider. We also received a lot of great feedback. Thank you all!   (Photo credit:   But our work is just beginning, and we want to serve you […]
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Are you still wondering why your prison phone bill is so outrageous?
If you’re still wondering why your prison phone bill is so outrageous check out this article from David Lazarus, at the LA Times, about high phone fees for L.A. County inmates “Gouging L.A. County inmates with high phone fees“.     Even though Lazarus focuses on L.A. County inmates, his investigations and explanations are applicable and […]
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Posted by on September 9, 2014

Prison Town Is The Safest City in Arizona
What can you say about safety in the town you live in? The Prison Call Deals crew came across an interesting survey that was conducted using FBI statistics on violent crimes and property crimes in more than 100 Arizona cities; it shows that Florence, Arizona, is the safest city in the state.         But […]
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Giving Back to Society
We at Prison Call Deals strongly believe that behind every good deed there is an even better story. That is why we were delighted to read an article from the Huffington Post about one extraordinary event that took place in August in a maximum security prison in Lancaster, California.   This Level 4 prison became […]
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Posted by on September 4, 2014

Inmates Tutoring Program
Today we wanted to write about inmate support and rehabilitation, as we’ve written a few times in the past few weeks.   We came across an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal, about a man with a vision – Charles W. Puttkammer, a Princeton graduate who helped found the Petey Greene Program - an organization that […]
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Posted by on September 2, 2014

Unique way of communicating with inmates
We’ve been writing a lot about inmate communication, and how difficult it is to stay in touch when you have a loved one behind bars, and how very, very expensive and stressful it can be. Today we wanted to bring to your attention a unique way of communicating with inmates from the group of Rochester based […]
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Posted by on August 28, 2014

Inmates in movies
We thought we would open up a discussion about inmates in movies, or the portrayal of inmates and prisons in movies, after reading today’s New York Times Critics’ Pick in the Movie Review section – “Starred Up,” a father-and-son prison drama about  power relations and male behavior in confinement.   In “Starred Up” the main […]
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Posted by on August 27, 2014

Communication and recidivism
Today we’re talking about communication and recidivism, and featuring an article about the Northampton County Prison substance abuse program. According to an article by Tom Shortell, half of graduates from Northampton County Prison substance abuse program commit new crimes. The Northampton County Controller’s Office prepared an audit of the Community Education Center (CEC) and found […]
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Posted by on August 26, 2014

Immigrant mothers and children in prison
Today we’re featuring here an article about immigrant mothers and children in prison, and a great woman, a lawyer, who works pro bono with them. We also want to highlight the problems of detaining immigrant mothers and their children, and the conditions in detention centers. Here name is Jennifer Smith, and she has been practicing […]
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