4 thoughts on “Guest Op-Ed on ending prison profiteering in Virginia

  1. Connecticut just made all communications free. Video, phone, email – for adults and juveniles. Virginia should follow suit. Great piece, and hope this legislation passes.
    Signed,
    A Former VA Prisoner

  2. Just phone calls in CT, but we’re working with some of the same partners who were out front in that charge. Our legislation will be the first in the country to attack ALL the profiteering in VA.

    Good to see ya here, Daniel!

  3. (CNN) A bill in Connecticut makes calls from prison free for the inmates and their families, becoming the first state to do so.

    The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Josh Elliott and Sen. Martin M. Looney, will make all voice communication, including video and electronic mail services, free to those incarcerated and those who are receiving the communication. According to the bill, the services will also be free of charge to those in juvenile detention facilities.
    Inmates will get 90 minutes of phone calls at no charge and the cost will be provided by the taxpayers.
    Gov. Ned Lamont signed the bill into law June 16, and it will go into effect on October 22, 2022, for adult facilities and October 1, 2022, for juvenile facilities.

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