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"Congress clearly has gotten not just in the habit of punting things down the road. But this seems to have become the new normal. And I really don't want to say that, but I think that anyone covering Congress has to face that reality." FULL POST
By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN
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Foster Campbell remembers when he first heard about the high cost of calling home from prison:
[2:33] "It was the biggest rip off that I've ever seen. An absolute scam being put on in the jails."
Campbell serves on the Public Service Commission in Louisiana. Recently, he championed a measure that reduced the cost of a prison phone call by 25 percent. For him and other activists it's important that families can easily afford to keep in touch with their loved ones.