NJ Phone Justice Coalition Press Conference, Wed Apr 30th, 1pm, State House

Press Conference Calling on the BPU to Lower Prison Phone Rates
Community Groups File Formal Petition with Board of Public Utilities

WHO: New Jersey Phone Justice Coalition

Alix Nguefack, Detention Project Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee
Papa Faye, Recently Released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Custody at Bergen County Jail
Cornell Brooks, President and CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Jean Ross, Attorney and Petitioner to the Board of Public Utilities
Rev. Craig Hirshberg, Executive Director, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey
Alex Shalom, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of New Jersey
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 1 pm
WHERE: Steps of the New Jersey Statehouse, Trenton, NJ
WHAT: A group of petitioners including community organizations, family members of incarcerated people, former immigrant detainees, and attorneys will announce the filing of a petition to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) asking it to limit the cost of calls from New Jersey correctional facilities. The speakers will describe the impact of high phone rates on New Jersey families and call on the BPU to end phone companies’ exploitation of our most vulnerable community members.
CONTACT: Karina Wilkinson, New Jersey Advocates for Immigrant Detainees, (732) 491-3530
Scott Welfel, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, (973) 624-9400 ext. 20