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Paying the Price: Prison Fees and Families


For those in prison, money might not seem like a necessity, after all, food and shelter are provided. But the ability to call loved ones is something that gives many inmates hope, and the Ohio prison system charges hefty fees to use the phone. We'll look at the deal the state has with private phone companies, and the huge profits they're collecting.


  • Mandie Trimble, reporter for WOSU 89-7 NPR News
  • Mike Brickner, Director of Communications & Public Policy, ACLU of Ohio
  • David Ganim, National Prison Phone Justice Director, Prison Legal News