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Released: July 7, 2014
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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 14-969

Released: July 7, 2014

FCC ANNOUNCES UPDATED AGENDA AND PANELISTS FOR

JULY 9 WORKSHOP ON INMATE CALLING SERVICES REFORM

WC Docket No. 12-375

The updated agenda for the FCC’s July 9 workshop to analyze the impact of reforms and gather

information to inform additional reforms of Inmate Calling Services (ICS) will include four panel

discussions, as follows:

Welcome & Remarks

(9:30 – 10:00 AM):

Remarks by Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn,

and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Panel 1

(10:00 – 11:15 AM):

Impact of Reform and Potential Need for Additional Reform – This panel

will address the impact of reforms since the 2013 ICS Report and Order and

FNPRM, the benefits to consumers, and the potential need for additional

FCC and/or state reforms.

Co-Moderators:

Mr. Kalpak Gude, Division Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline

Competition Bureau

Ms. Rhonda Lien, Attorney, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition

Bureau

Panelists:

Mr. Darrell A. Baker, Director, Utility Services Division, Alabama Public

Service Commission

Ms. Cheryl A. Leanza, Policy Advisor, United Church of Christ, OC Inc.

Ms. Talila A. Lewis, Founder, Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the

Deaf (HEARD)

Mr. Jesse Wiese, Policy Analyst, Justice Fellowship

Ms. Karina Wilkinson, Steering Committee Member, New Jersey

Advocates for Immigrant Detainees

Mr. Paul Wright, Executive Director, Human Rights Defense Center

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Panel 2

(11:30 – 12:45 PM):

Ancillary Charges – This panel will discuss ancillary charges, the types,

rates, whether new charges have occurred since the 2013 Order, and potential

reforms to limit these charges.

Co-Moderators:

Ms. Rhonda Lien, Attorney, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline Competition

Bureau

Mr. David Zesiger, Senior Counsel, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline

Competition Bureau

Panelists:

Mr. Darrell A. Baker, Director, Utility Services Division, Alabama Public

Service Commission

Ms. Aleks Kajstura, Legal Director, Prison Policy Initiative

Mr. Lee G. Petro, Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Mr. William L. Pope, President, NCIC

Mr. Vincent Townsend, President, Pay Tel Communications, Inc.

(12:45 – 2:00 PM):

Lunch Break

Panel 3

(2:00 – 3:15 PM):

Understanding the Provision of ICS in Different Facilities – This panel

will focus on understanding the primary cost drivers of providing ICS in

different types of correctional facilities.

Co-Moderators:

Ms. Lynne Engledow, Assistant Division Chief, Pricing Policy Division,

Wireline Competition Bureau

Mr. Kalpak Gude, Division Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline

Competition Bureau

Mr. Darrell A. Baker, Director, Utility Services Division, Alabama Public

Service Commission

Panelists:

Mr. Elias A. Diggins, Division Chief, Denver Sheriff Department on behalf

of the American Jail Association

Mr. Alex Friedmann, Managing Editor, Prison Legal News

Mr. Kevin Landy, Assistant Director, Office of Detention Policy and

Planning, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of

Homeland Security

Mr. Lee G. Petro, Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Mr. Richard "Rick" A. Smith, CEO, Securus Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Thomas Sweeney, Senior Vice President - Sales, Global Tel*Link

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Panel 4

(3:30 – 4:30 PM):

New Technologies – This panel will consider new and emerging forms of

communications in correctional settings beyond the traditional wireline

telephone call.

Co-Moderators:

Ms. Lynne Engledow, Assistant Division Chief, Pricing Policy Division,

Wireline Competition Bureau

Mr. David Zesiger, Senior Counsel, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline

Competition Bureau

Panelists:

Mr. Brian F. Byrne, Founder and Managing Partner, meshIP, LLC

Mr. Jay L. Gainsboro, Founder, JLG Technologies, LLC

Mr. Grant Gongaware, Chief Architect, Telmate, LLC

Mr. Chris Moore, Vice President - Product Management, Global Tel*Link

Closing Remarks

(4:30 PM):

Mr. Kalpak Gude, Division Chief, Pricing Policy Division, Wireline

Competition Bureau

Times listed above are tentative.

Attendance - This workshop is open to the public and will be held in the Commission meeting room, 445

12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20554. Attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to

the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process.

Webcast/Questions - To view a Webcast of the workshop, go to www.fcc.gov/live on the day of the

event. Viewers may submit questions by e-mail to livequestions@fcc.gov.

Website - Updates to the workshop agenda will be available on the workshop’s Website at

http://www.fcc.gov/events/workshop-further-reform-inmate-calling-services.

The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will

be limited to seating availability. The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the

meeting over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live. Open captioning will be

provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon

request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by

calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty).

Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and a way the FCC can

contact you if it needs more information. Please make your request as early as possible; last-minute

requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill.

We also take this opportunity to remind the public that presentations to decision-making

personnel that go to the merits of the Commission’s pending permit-but-disclose proceeding in Rates for

Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Report and Order and Further Notice of

Proposed Rulemaking, 28 FCC Rcd 14107 (2013) (ICS Report and Order and FNPRM), must comply

with the Commission’s ex parte rules.

See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1200 et seq. Interested parties are also invited

to submit written ex parte presentations in this public docket.

Please note: all public remarks made at the workshop will be transcribed and entered into the

record for this proceeding. Thus, it is not necessary for speakers making public remarks at the workshop

to submit filings in compliance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.

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For additional information about the workshop, please contact Gregory Haledjian of the Wireline

Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1520 or gregory.haledjian@fcc.gov. For media inquiries, contact Mark

Wigfield, (202) 418-0253, or mark.wigfield@fcc.gov.

- FCC -

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