Insight News reported on May 15th that the US House passed the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act), a $3 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes more funding to address the immediate needs of families with low income. The stimulus bill includes the COVID-19 Compassion and Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act, which would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority to regulate all prison and jail phone call rates, reversing a major 2017 D.C. Court of Appeals ruling.

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