Global Tel Link Informative - Rip off service
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- The reason it costs so much for calls is because the Dept of Corrections receives such a huge kick back for the collect calls. They make millions of dollars by ripping off the family and friends of inmates. They are the ones who suffer with the phone expense.
I was shocked at some of the cruel uncaring comments on here about inmates. Some are innocent but most are guilty but their family and friends are only guilty of loving an inmate. If it was your brother, sister, mother, dad, etc. you would want to hear their voice.
You say no way it could never happen to me. Think again! In a matter of seconds a lives can be turned upside down. Sentences are given for longer years, life, death sentences. They are human beings although a lot of people would not think that and want them thrown away to never get out. BUT the majority do get out and can be your neighbor or the person who takes care of you at the store, etc. You might be surprised.
Many return but some never do and their life changes after prison. If they have contact with their family and friends and have a support system there is less of a chance they will re-offend.
Ann in Nashville