Prison Phone Provider to Pursue Judicial Review Over Rate Caps


(12/23/2015)
Correctional technology solutions company Global Tel*Link (GTL) of Reston on Dec. 21 announced it will pursue judicial review of a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order that seeks to regulate inmate calling services. In a decision to pursue legal action, the company maintains it is advocating for “a balanced approach toward reining in phone rates…that relies on cost data and which is supported by evidence.”
 

FCC Aims to Revamp Prison Phone Fee Structures


(10/21/2015)
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.
 

San Francisco Cuts Prison Call Costs


(07/09/2014)
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has amended its contract with the city’s jail telephone provider, Global Tel*Link, substantially lowering inmate call costs. The service provider accepted the new agreement in late June, and is now in the final year of its contract with the city, which ends May 31, 2015.

California and Texas Invest in Cell Phone Blocking Technology


(08/09/2012)
California and Texas may be considered opposites on the political spectrum, but the two states do have the same philosophy when it comes to cell phones in state prisons.

ICER Combats ‘The Invisible Threat’

By Jonathan Klein
(07/12/2012)
For decades now, a nearly invisible security threat has imperiled the safety of correctional staff, the public, and inmates at literally every correctional facility in the nation. Now, Correctional News has learned that inmate telephone service providers have begun working with a leading provider of correctional intelligence and security technology to offer an effective solution for this problem.