Clyburn on Proposed Reform of Interstate Inmate Calling Regime
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:July 29, 2013
Justin Cole, 202-418-8191
STATEMENT OF FCC ACTING CHAIRWOMAN MIGNON L. CLYBURN ON
PROPOSED REFORM OF INTERSTATE INMATE CALLING REGIMEAfter ten long years, I'm proud to share with my colleagues a proposal to reform the exorbitant
interstate inmate calling regime. For too long, the high cost of long-distance calls from prisoners
to their loved ones across state lines has chronically impacted parents and children, especially
among low-income families. Multiple studies have shown that meaningful contact beyond
prison walls can make a real difference in maintaining community ties, promoting rehabilitation,
and reducing recidivism. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure the costs of
interstate inmate calling service phone calls are reasonable.