278 | Prison Phone Exploitation

This week we continue to talk to our guests about prison phone industry giant Global Tel Link and its attempt to whitewash its image by donating money to Sesame Street. Recent grassroots activism from incarcerated people and advocates have led to a wave of legislation mandating reduced costs or even free phone calls in some cities and states.

Unfortunately, Tennessee is not one of those states according to an interview contributed by Jennifer Bamberg.  She spoke with Drew Morgan, comedian, writer and actor, about the cost of keeping in touch with his brother who is incarcerated in Tennessee.