The Louisiana Public Service Commission today voted to cut by 25 percent the cost of some of the calls made by inmates in penal institutions in Louisiana.
The vote came after a long and somewhat contentious hearing in which a report, commissioned by a 3-2 vote of the PSC, was presented. The president of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association, along with sheriffs of several parishes testified against the measure.
The original motion to cut 25 percent across the board was amended to only include calls to families, clergy, lawyers and inmate advocates.
Watch NBC 6 News at 5 and 6 tonight for details of today's hearing.