Right now 2.7 million children, and millions of adults, are trying to stay connected with a parent who is in prison, jail, or detention. They face isolation and shame. They need our help.
Families cite the weekly burden of sky-high phone calls, sometimes as costily as $30 for 15 minutes, as one of the most immediate challenges issues they face in supporting their loved ones. Local rates are still too high. By taking action here you will add your voice to the many calling on the FCC to eliminate ALL predatory phone rates.
Matthew 25:35-40 teaches us, as people of faith, that we cannot forget those in prison. Families do not deserve to be punished.
Take action –
- Use the form provided to write a personal letter to a family struggling with the challenge of having a loved one in prison.
- By filing out your name and sending a letter, your voice will also be added to the UCC Media Justice petition, which calls on the Federal Communications Commission to end unreasonable local phone rates to prisons, jails and detention centers.
As a person of faith and a member of the United Church of Christ, I stand in solidarity with families facing the challenge of supporting an incarcerated family member.
Please act to end unreasonable local phone rates to prisons, jails and detention centers, and take up the task of addressing the needs of incarcerated people with disabilities and the new, horrible practice of predatory rates for video visitation.