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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How to Prepare for Adjusting to Life After Prison
Life after prison can be hard and frustrating, especially during the transition phase. There are times that people may not fully accept you once you get back to the community. The stigma might always be there. That's why it's important to know how you can adjust and have a better life after serving time in jail. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for adjusting to life after prison. Manage Anger Issues Prison walls are built with violence and fear. So, we understand that your aggression and anger are your only methods of protection. However, these attitudes are not acceptable outside prison. You will need to find a way to control this anger so you will not push your loved ones away from you. Expect a Culture Shock Being locked up in prison for so long can make yo