Support Voiced For Free Inmate Calls, But Who Will Pay?

CT News Junkie
March 23, 2021

“The high cost of phone calls is hurting young people’s ability to plan for re-entry,” said Adam Yagaloff, attorney for the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Youth who are incarcerated need to line up housing arrangements, school enrollment and medication and mental health services before they are released, Yagaloff said. “Some youth are only able to talk to their families for five minutes a month, for some it’s even less.”

Connections to outside family and friends are the top prevention for recidivism, said Brian Sullivan, who was imprisoned for 31 years and is now a leader in the American Civil Liberties Union Smart Justice Campaign.

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(Raised Bill) SB 972

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