San Diego County

District 2

Supervisor Joel Anderson


San Diego County Supervisors vote to end charging jail inmates for phone calls

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03/02/21
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Excerpt from CBS 8
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Supervisor Joel Anderson said while allowing free calls for inmates is the right thing to do, some may not understand that fees from those calls help reduce recidivism. Around $2.8 million is "used for great programs" for inmates, Anderson said, adding that he wants to ensure the board's action results in better outcomes.