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Topic - Alex Friedmann
The cost of placing an interstate phone call has dropped significantly for inmates in Davidson County and throughout the Tennessee prison system.
The Senate has confirmed President Obama's pick for U.S. marshal despite opposition from criminal justice and watchdog groups upset about the nominee's ties to the private prison industry.
Critics of President Obama's nominee for director of the U.S. Marshals Service vowed to take their fight to the full Senate after a key committee Wednesday backed Justice Department veteran Stacia M. Hylton for the job despite concerns from watchdog groups about her ties to the private prison industry.
Eight prominent human rights and prison industry watchdog groups Tuesday announced their opposition to U.S. Marshal nominee Stacia Hylton, a longtime Justice Department veteran who recently worked as a consultant to one of the nation's largest private prison companies.
Friedmann said his organization and other advocacy groups petitioned the FCC for the change.
Alex Friedmann of the Tennessee-based Prison Legal News said inmates would now pay $3.75 for a 15 minute collect calls.