Almost a decade ago, a petition by the families of inmates tired of paying sky-high rates for prison telephone calls landed at the Federal Communications Commission. Martha Wright-Reed of the District, an 86-year-old former nurse who’s blind, and other petitioners didn’t think it was right for their incarcerated sons and daughters to pay so much more than everyone else to keep in touch. Phone companies that charge high rates say most of their revenue goes to governments in the form of commissions that help pay for their criminal justice systems.
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6 Celebrities Who Spent Time in Prison Before They Were Famous
Time and time again, we hear about celebrities getting arrested for bad behavior. DUIs and drug charges are quite the norm in Hollywood. One proof that fame and fortune just doesn't sit well with everybody. But for some celebrities, being wealthy and famous have got nothing to do with their jail stint. In fact, they probably never thought they'd one day be famous while slugging it out inside. Through luck and determination, they managed to turn their lives around. Now, they are some of the biggest names in the industry walking on red carpets around the world. Let's look back at what these celebs did that landed them behind bars before they even set foot in Hollywood: Mark Wahlberg Now a successful actor, songwriter and businessman, Wahlberg had a troublesome teenage yea