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Released: July 3, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

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DA 13-1518

Released: July 3, 2013



WC Docket No. 12-375

The preliminary agenda for a July 10, 2013 FCC workshop to examine and analyze policy issues related
to Inmate Calling Services (ICS) will include remarks from special guests and three panel discussions, as

Welcome (9:00 AM):

FCC Staff

Opening Remarks (9:15 AM):

Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn

Panel 1 (9:30 AM):

Consumers and Public Policy

This panel will explore individual
and societal impacts of ICS rates, rate reform, and increased contact
between incarcerated individuals and their families.

Remarks from
Dignitaries (11:00 AM):

The Honorable Bobby Rush
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton

Panel 2 (1:00 PM):

State Actions to Reform Inmate Calling Services Rates

panel will focus on issues addressed by states that have undertaken
ICS rate reform. In particular, the panel will explore how rates have
been set within those states, what the reform process has been, and
how existing contracts and site commissions have been taken into
account. The panel will also consider concerns that have arisen with
disability-related calling and how states are addressing those

Afternoon Remarks (2:30 PM):

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Panel 3 (2:40 PM):

Providing Inmate Calling Services

This panel will consider how
ICS is evolving to drive efficiencies while providing service
responsive to the unique needs of correctional facilities. This panel
will explore the costs of providing service, including costs that may
apply individually or be shared among facilities as well as how costs
vary across type and size of correctional facilities.

Times listed above are tentative and additional details concerning the workshop agenda program and
panelists will be forthcoming.


- This workshop is open to the public and will be held in the Commission meeting room, 445
12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20554. Attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to
the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process.


- To view a Webcast of the workshop, go to on the day of the event. Viewers
may submit questions by e-mail to


- Updates to the workshop agenda will be available on the workshop's Website at
The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be
limited to seating availability. The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting
over the Internet from the FCC's Web page at Open captioning will be provided
for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.
Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to or by calling the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 4180530 (voice), (202) 4180432 (tty). Such
requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a
way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information. Please allow as much advance notice as
possible; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill.
We also take this opportunity to remind the public that presentations to decision-making personnel that go
to the merits of the Commission's pending permit-but-disclose proceeding in Rates for Interstate Inmate
Calling Services, WC Docket No. 12-375, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 27 FCC Rcd 16629-30
(2012), must comply with the Commission's ex parte rules. See 47 C.F.R. 1.1200 et seq. Interested
parties are also invited to submit written ex parte presentations in this public docket.
For additional information about the Workshop, please contact Gregory Haledjian of the Wireline
Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-7440 or For media inquiries, contact Mark
Wigfield, 202-418-0253, or
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