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Released: June 13, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 13-1375

Released: June 13, 2013

FCC ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP ON REFORMING INMATE CALLING SERVICES RATES

WC Docket No. 12-375

On December 28, 2012, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the matter
of Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services to "consider whether changes to our rules are necessary to
ensure just and reasonable [inmate calling services or ICS] rates for interstate, long distance calling at
publicly- and privately-administered correctional facilities."1
To gather additional data on inmate calling services, the Commission will hold a workshop on
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, DC 20554. This workshop will focus, among other things, on the impact of current ICS
rates on inmates and their families, a review of state reforms of ICS rates, and a discussion regarding the
cost of providing service and how to balance the needs of consumers and correctional facilities.
Additional details concerning the workshop agenda and panelists are forthcoming. The workshop
will be free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live at http://www.fcc.gov/live. Reasonable
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. The request should include a
detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information. We ask that requests for
accommodations be made as soon as possible in order to allow the agency to satisfy such requests
whenever possible. Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For further information, contact Gregory Haledjian at 202-418-7440, or via e-mail at
gregory.haledjian@fcc.gov.
-FCC-

1 Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 27 FCC
Rcd 16629-30 (2012).

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