Cohen & Malad, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of inmates of prisons, jails, and correctional facilities across more than 40 states against telephone services provider Global Tel Link Corporation. The lawsuit alleges Global Tel Link has been overcharging incarcerated people and their families for telephone rates. Court documents indicate Global Tel Link is one of two inmate telephone service providers that controls 80% of the industry’s $1.2 billion market.
The Federal Communications Commission sets the rates that communications providers can charge. This lawsuit seeks to return millions of dollars in overcharges to incarcerated people and their families who used Global Tel Link’s services.