SoCrates03, thank you for your response. While it’s true that I have obviously never been in your kind of position, I can certainly understand that it must be a very hard thing to live with. However, as difficult as your situation or any other family’s situation may be, my issue stems from the fact that regardless of how great a guy your father was (and still is), he still did something wrong. The prison system (however flawed) is a system of punishment for wrongdoing. While I don’t condone the stripping of basic human rights from prisoners, I do believe that part of the punishment of jail should be that you don’t get all the amenities of home. Unfortunately this can include affordable call rates. And Isabliss, I never claimed to be perfect. I have serious problems that I deal with on my own. I don’t ask for help from anyone, but I also don’t put my life on the line but doing something that could ruin my life. And I function in the real world just fine. In fact, I’ve been living in it for quite a number of years now. And you know, I wasn’t born with money, but I have it now because wouldn’t you know, I worked hard and I got it.