Commissioner Clyburn on Denying Stay Of Inmate Calling Reform Order
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November 21, 2013
Rebekah Goodheart, (202) 418-1438
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN ON ORDER DENYING
STAY OF INMATE CALLING REFORM ORDER
“Justice delayed is justice denied.
Families and loved ones have already been waiting ten long
years for relief from unlawfully high and unaffordable rates.
So, I’m pleased that the Wireline
Competition Bureau denied requests to indefinitely stay or hold in abeyance reforms to provide
just, reasonable and fair rates to inmates and their families.
While the Report and Order is a
critical first step, I’m committed to ensuring that the Commission moves quickly to address the
proposals in the pending Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
I look forward to working
with Chairman Wheeler and my fellow Commissioners to adopt permanent rate caps to ensure
that inmate calling service phone calls are just and reasonable as required by the statute.”
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