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By Christopher Zoukis

Prison Legal News is engaging in an investigation concerning deceptive practices by prison phone companies. We at the Prison Law Blog encourage you to submit documentation to Prison Legal News if you have been a victim of such practices.

The Prison Legal News notice is as follows:

HRDC and PLN are gathering information about the business practices of telephone companies that connect prisoners with their friends and family members on the outside.

Does the phone company at a jail or prison at which you have been incarcerated overcharge by diconnecting calls? Do they charge excessive fees to fund accounts? Do they take money left over in the account if it is not used within a certain period of time?

We want details on the ways in which prison and jail phone companies take money from customers. Please contact us, or have the person whose money was taken contact us, by email or postal mail CWILKINSON@HUMANRIGHTSDEFENSECENTER.ORG

Prison Legal News, Attn: Carrie Wilkinson, P.O.Box 1151, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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