When I think of a phone call, I don’t even think about the cost whatsoever. I simply make the phone call and talk to the person without giving it a second thought. It is something I take for granted. However, if you have a loved one in prison and you have to make a phone call to them, it is not something you or the inmate will take for granted. In the following article, http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/the_high_cost_of_a_phone_call.html, one woman details her struggles and it is quite sad to say the least, as it costs her one hundred dollars a month to talk to her son over the phone in prison.
This is just for calling one person. Many people don’t even pay that to have a phone with text messaging, data, Internet, and telephone calls. However, it is because of IC Solutions, an inmate communications provider. They know that these people are low-income and they know how desperate they are to speak to their loved ones. They will go above and beyond just to hear their voice. People don’t understand the power of that phone call and how much it can help an inmate that is going through a tough time. See, http://icsolutions.pissedconsumer.com/state/arizona.html.
It is part of the rehabilitation process for them. They need that to get through those days where it feels like nothing is going right and everything is going wrong. They feel scared for their lives and they are frightened by the entire process. Of course, they have to serve their time, but they need some positive phone calls, therapy, and help in order to get home and start the second chapter of their lives. That is not how they want it to end in prison. They want to write a story where they can be better and learn from it. Read more about the company on the State Journal Register.