Phones in Dallas Jail
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COMMISSIONERS ADDRESS JAIL PHONE PROBLEM By Craig Claybrook
When inmates place phone calls from the Dallas County Jail, some very unpleasant charges show up on the recipientâs bill. The current rate is $4.10 per minute. At their February 20th meeting, commissioners took another step in addressing this problem.
AT&T has provided this service for a number of years but is moving out of the phone business for jails. As a result, AT&T has entered into a contract with Global Tel*Link (GTL) to provide jail phone service in the future. GTL has proposed that the price be lowered to $2.00 per minute locally and $2.30 for long distance. However, this would be a serious cut in income for the county.
Commissioners decided to forego three other options and to put out a âRequest for Proposals.â? Other companies will be requested to submit bids on providing phone service for the jail. Commissioners hope to bring the cost down, while at the same time maintaining an income stream for the county.
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 09:12AM by Special to DallasBlog.com 1 Comment