prison phone calls http://wrkf.org en Regulators Cut Rate for Calls from Prison http://wrkf.org/post/regulators-cut-rate-calls-prison <p>The Louisiana Public Service Commission voted to roll back the rate charged to inmates by about 25 percent. With an amendment made Wednesday, the lowered rate only applies to calls to family members, clergy, legal counsel, and some government entities, including schools. The charge for calls will drop when existing prison phone service contracts end or in two years.</p><p>The five commissioners approved the rate change without objection after an unusually lengthy and at times tense debate.</p><p>Religious leaders advocated for the change, saying it's poor families who pay for the calls.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:02:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 3468 at http://wrkf.org Foster Campbell, Ray Glier http://wrkf.org/post/foster-campbell-ray-glier <p>Public Service Commission chairman Foster Campbell says the current system for prison inmate phone service is a scam run by greedy individuals. Campbell also shares his thoughts on Tuesday's election and Louisiana's congressional delegates.</p><p>New York Times sportswriter Ray Glier talks Saturday's LSU-Alabama matchup, a rematch of January's BCS title game.</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Jim Engster 2494 at http://wrkf.org