Brief filed: 12/01/2006
Walton v. New York Dept. of Correctional Services and MCI Worldcom
New York Court of Appeals;
... The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Voice of the Ex-Offender, The Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project, and The Real Cost of Prisons Project, in support of plaintiff appellants. "Brandeis brief" deploring exorbitant costs of collect calls from New York state prisons as bad public policy. New York State makes over $20 million a year profit from inmate-placed collect calls to family and counsel, in effect levying an "inmate telephone tax" on poor families, public defenders and criminal defense lawyers.
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