Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:17

Phone calls from prison


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The Louisiana Public Service Commission is investigating exorbitant telephone rates charged to families of inmates in Louisiana jails and prisons.

Published in Inmate Telephone News
11:30 AM, Mar. 20, 2012
Louisiana — A Baton Rouge judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Louisiana's awarding of a contract to Securus Technologies Inc. to provide inmate telephone services in state-run prisons.
Published in Inmate Telephone News

Louisiana - John Thompson narrowly escaped death by lethal injection after serving 18 years behind bars for a murder and other crimes he did not commit. He was released after evidence revealed that prosecutors withheld a blood test and other information that would have exonerated him and a jury awarded him $14 million compensation but the U.S. Supreme Court stripped him of the judgment. Despite it all, he has dedicated himself to helping others like him get their lives back on track after incarceration.

Thompson told The Final Call he was stunned but mostly saddened after the court's 5-4 reversal. He could have walked out of prison and gone into seclusion but instead, he reaches back every day by working to build Resurrection After Exoneration, a New Orleans, Louisiana-based program that helps men get back on their feet after incarceration.

Published in Prisoner Support