1.3.16 Best of Justice Campaigns – Generation Justice
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1.3.16 Best of Justice Campaigns – Generation Justice

We share Part 2 of our 2015 Best of Generation Justice Series with you. We look back at the media justice victories of 2015 – including the FCC’s vote for both net neutrality and prison phone justice. Also, we celebrate how local campaigns and organizing can create change – from protecting ethnic studies curriculum, addressing...

#RightToConnect – Generation Justice
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#RightToConnect – Generation Justice

Since being at Generation Justice (GJ), I have learned that “communication is a human right.” And this is something that has been stressed by our work on Prison Phone Justice. This work gave me the opportunity to get to know Jazlin Mendoza, a strong young woman of color and long time GJ member. Jazlin recently...

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Who Pays the Most? – Generation Justice

A 1.2 billion dollar industry.  These numbers sound like they come from the entertainment industry, but they come from an industry of collect calls to and from prisons. A fifteen minute phone call to a prison in Pennsylvania, for example, costs $12.95.  The same call can be made from a non-prison line for sixty cents....

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Expensive Charges – Generation Justice

I am writing about my reaction on two articles I read in the New York Times, “Report Details Economic Hardships for Inmates Families” and “The High Cost of Calling the Imprisoned.” I am also writing because we need to get the word out to everybody about how families struggle just for a simple phone call...

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6 Billion Minutes – Generation Justice

In a country with the highest rates of incarceration, it’s easy for me to forget what’s “normal” or “necessary.” The multi-billion dollar prison industry not only manages to maintain a cycle of prisoners and profit, but they persuade society that this is fine. It’s important to make sure we do not become numb to it....