$15 for 15 minutes: How Courts Are Letting Prison Phone Companies Gouge Incarcerated People
The Intercept
June 16, 2017

“Those calls are very expensive,” she said, noting that her family paid the phone bills as well as the cost of caring for her children. Shields could have put more of a burden on her family but thought it would only drain their financial resources. “I wasn’t able to do that because I wanted the best for my children. I didn’t want to take anything away from them and that” — the phone bills — “was taking away from them.”

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