Prisons do less to keep inmates from returning

“I can’t afford any more years up here — I’ve lost too many,” said Tatum, who is serving a four-year stint for forgery at the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla. “I’m trying to learn things to change my thinking, change everything about me, so I can go home. It’s so easy to get caught up here and never leave. I don’t want to die in prison.”~Gina Tatum

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Legality of Prison Telephone Rates

“I live on a fixed income, and that prison phone contract forced me to make some hard decisions—most of the time I couldn’t afford to put food on the table and talk to my son in the same month. I want everyone hurt by those outrageous phone bills for 10 years to finally get justice.” ~Ivey Walton

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