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President Preckwinkle Announces Reduced Phone Call Rates at Cook County Jails and Detention Centers

By at December 18, 2012 | 2:32 pm | 12 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Reduced Phone Call Rates at Cook County Jails and Detention Centers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that Cook County Commissioners amended a contract with Securus Technologies, which will significantly lower the cost of telephone calls detainees in Cook County jails and detention centers place to their friends and families. The County has eliminated the highest-priced call option, $9.99 collect calls to more...

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Toni Preckwinkle calls for fair phone rates for inmates

By at December 4, 2012 | 1:08 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle calls for fair phone rates for inmates

Originally published in the December 3, 2012 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times.com For too long, inmates in Cook County have faced a significant barrier to communicating with their loved ones: high-priced phone calls. Inmates and their families have been asked to pay incredibly high rates to talk on the phone, as much as $15 for 15 minutes. Overcharging families for more...

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