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FCC Announces Workshop On Further Reform Of Inmate Calling Services

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Released: May 21, 2014


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-687

Released: May 21, 2014



WC Docket No. 12-375

On September 26, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) released the
Inmate Calling Services Report and Order and FNPRM, which adopted interim rules and sought
“comment on additional measures [it] could take to ensure that interstate and intrastate [inmate calling
services] are provided consistent with the statute and public interest, the Commission’s authority to
implement these measures, and the pros and cons of each measure.”1
To analyze the impact of the reforms and gather information to inform additional reforms of
inmate calling services (ICS), the Commission will hold a workshop on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the
Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. Topics for the
workshop will include state reforms of ICS, the cost characteristics of the provision of ICS in different
correctional facilities, the regulation of ancillary charges, and non-traditional communications
technologies used in correctional settings.
Additional details concerning the workshop agenda and panelists will be forthcoming. The
workshop will be free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live at
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. The request should
include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and contact information. We ask that
requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible in order to allow the agency to satisfy such
requests whenever possible. Send an e-mail to or call the Consumer and Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For further information, contact Greg Haledjian at 202-418-1520, or via e-mail at

1 Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Report and Order and Further Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking, 28 FCC Rcd 14107, 14173, para. 128 (2013) (Inmate Calling Services Report and Order and

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