If You Have Been Overcharged or Paid Inmate Calling Rates Per Minute or Per Call That Were Too High, Share Your Complaint About Being Charged Too Much For Jail Calls or Prison Calls With Others And Report Your Complaints To A Telephone Consumer Protection Lawyer.
Have you paid too much for jail calls or prison calls? Have you been overcharged for receiving a call from a family member or friend who is imprisoned or locked up in jail or prison? Have you been paying exorbitant, excessive, unreasonable, unjust or unfair inmate calling rates and prices for receiving prison calls or jail calls?
Families of incarcerated individuals often pay significantly more to receive a single fifteen minute collect call from a prison, jail or correctional facility than for their basic monthly telephone service. Depending upon the facility where the inmates are incarcerated, it may cost as much as $17.30 or more for a 15-minute collect call, which is multiples of what the same call might cost outside the incarceration setting. Prison payphone service providers often charge high per minute rates for inmate calling from prisons or jails, as well as high per call rates or connection fees for each collect prison call made. And that is not including the myriad of additional ancillary fees and extra charges that some prison payphone companies charge in connection with providing inmate calling services that do not necessarily relate to the transmission of the prison call itself.
The inmate calling service that prison payphone companies provide is typically an exclusive service in that an inmate calling service provider acts as the sole telecommunication provider that incarcerated persons at a particular facility can use to communicate by telephone with family members, friends, legal counsel and others who are not incarcerated. Inmates and those they call typically cannot choose among providers for lower calling rates.
The FCC has received tens of thousands of comments from people about the high price of staying in touch with their loved ones who are incarcerated and recently issued a report and order dealing with the skyrocketing costs of interstate long distance inmate calling services. Are you one of those who have been harmed by the high price of keeping in touch with loved ones being held at a prison, jail, penal institute or correctional facility?
Overcharged for inmate calling? Rates per minute or per call too high?
If You Have Been Overcharged For Inmate Calls From Prison or Jail, Report Your Complaints About Being Charged Too Much For Inmate Calling Services To A Telephone Consumer Protection Lawyer.
Fill Out The Form On The Right To Request a Free Attorney Review Of Your Inmate Calling Complaint.