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Son of Jesse Jackson to Help Deal With High Costs of Prison Phone Calls

     Aventiv is the parent company of Securus Technologies, which is best known for providing telecommunication services to prisons and jails around the U.S., including phones and digital tablets. The company, along with others in the industry, has come under fire in recent years for the high prices charged to family members of the incarcerated for use of their services in some jurisdictions. […]

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Civil and Human Rights Organizations Fight for Open Records at Florida Prison

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Human Rights Defense Center is appealing to the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, arguing that by working in prison on a state contract, Armor must comply with Florida public records laws. “Any lawyer who represents people in prison can tell you that it’s incredibly difficult to get information on what is going on behind bars,” said Kelly Knapp, senior supervising attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center. […]

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness & Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to speak out and support survivors of sexual assault and child abuse. According to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, every 73 seconds a person experiences sexual assault in the United States. One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. Here in Broward, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported 688 rapes in 2019. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the United States annually. […]