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June 13, 2013
Justin Cole, 202-210-2437
STATEMENT FROM FCC ACTING CHAIRWOMAN MIGNON L. CLYBURN ON JULY
WORKSHOP ON INMATE CALLING SERVICES RATESReforming the inmate calling regime is a Commission priority. All too often the price of a single phone
call from an inmate eclipses the cost of basic monthly service, and this weighs heavily on the
We must do everything that we can to ensure a reasonable mechanism for families to stay in touch with
loved ones. Some studies indicate that having meaningful contact beyond the prison walls can make a
real difference in maintaining community ties, promoting rehabilitation and reducing recidivism.
I look forward to a robust dialogue on options for reform, to learning what our state counterparts have
done, as well as to hearing from all stakeholders, including service providers and inmate families.
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