Correctional billing services Informative - T-Netix - collect calls
TEXAS -- Correctional billing services are nothing but pirates. My conversations with a supervisor at their 1-888-241-1290 # in Canada was most interesting. I was declined a collect call from an inmate in Texas due to the fact I had not set up an acoount with them in the ammount of $50.00 plus a handeling fee of $8.00. My phone service provider assured me that they had not put a collect call block on my phone and did in fact accept third party billing. Our little friends at T-Netix had decided to do so from the correctional facilities they contract with to monitor calls. No notification, no agreements with me as to rates that will be paid, no quality assurances no contract other than they want you to know that you will indeed be held hostage by the desperate feelings you have for that loved one that happens to be incarcerated, and pay any and all monies they see fit to rob you of. Folks this is extortion at its finest. How many inmates and their families have to suffer under these faciest business practices. Time to call your local Reps and Senators. If we all took the few minutes to do so each and every day and maybe start picking up a pen to write depriving correctional billing the up front monies they so desperatly need we may end up changing things for ourselves. Lets do a little telephone boycout. Any one interested in joining me? I know many inmates and their families...it would not take much effort.