Martha Wright of the Wright Petition





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Published on Aug 23, 2012


Earlier this summer, we sat with Mrs. Martha Wright, of the Wright Petition, in her Northeast D.C. home and spoke with her about her decade-long struggle to win justice for prisoner families abused by telecommunication companies. Shocked by the exorbitant bills she was getting for accepting collect phone calls from a grandson in prison, Wright decided to fight back against big telephone.

She teamed up with other victims of prisoner-call price gouging to submit a petition to the Federal Communication Commission. It asked the agency to regulate these tele-traps---which can end up costing the loved ones of the incarcerated $18 for just 15 minutes of talk time.

It is time for this practice to end. Today, hundreds of prisoner family members are calling the FCC to call for the Wright Petition to be passed, but they need support to have an impact and to send a message. Here is a simple script.

Join them by:

1) Dial 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322). You will need to press 4 and then press 0 to speak to an agent. Tell them you are calling as part of "Right to Call Home" Campaign.

(Music by Big Quarters.)


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