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Joint Statement on the D.C. Circuit's Inmate Calling Rules Decision

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Released: January 13, 2014

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

January 13, 2014
Justin Cole, 202-418-8191
E-mail: justin.cole@fcc.gov

JOINT STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER, COMMISSIONER MIGNON

CLYBURN AND COMMISSIONER JESSICA ROSENWORCEL ON THE D.C. CIRCUIT’S

DECISION RELATING TO THE FCC’S INMATE CALLING SERVICES RULES

Washington, D.C. – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner
Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel issued the enclosed joint statement following
today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit relating to the Commission’s inmate calling services rules:
“We are pleased that millions of families will finally see relief from outrageous rates for inmate calling
services when the interim rate caps of $0.25 for collect calls and $0.21 for debit calls go into effect in
February 2014. These families have been forced to pay exorbitant rates for far too long. Although we are
disappointed that the court granted a partial stay on other aspects of the Inmate Calling Services Order,
we look forward to a hearing on the merits soon, and to adopting further reforms quickly.”
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