FCC Aims to Revamp Prison Phone Fee Structures

The heads of four leading prison phone providers are speaking out against new federal rules that would cap inmate phone call rates. In a joint statement to the Washington-based Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the companies claimed the regulatory changes would have “devastating” effects on their operations.

FCC Seeks to Lower Inmate Calling Rates

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed an order on Aug. 6 that would reduce the rates of inmate calls, cut off payments to prisons and jails for commissions and weaken correctional security.

Lowering Inmate Phone Charges

By Audrey Arthur
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must lower phone call rates for inmates in order to maintain critical family connections and reduce recidivism rates, according to a congressional coalition.