Comment Date:  January 12, 2022
Reply Comment Date:  January 27, 2022

On December 15, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on proposed revisions to instructions and templates of the Annual Reports and Annual Certifications of providers of inmate communication services (ICS).  On disability-related issues, providers are required to report a variety of information about the provision of ICS to incarcerated people with hearing and speech disabilities.  The Commission proposes to also require narrative explanations regarding allocation methodology for accessibility-related charges.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at  All filings must reference WC Docket No. 12-375.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to     

Links to Public Notice:

For specific questions about the provision of communications service to incarcerated people with disabilities in this proceeding, please contact Joshua Mendelsohn, Disability Rights Office, (202) 559-7304, or  For general questions about the ICS proceeding, please contact Minsoo Kim, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1739 or  Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Friday, December 17, 2021