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 www.fcc.gov/ecfs.  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 FCC504@fcc.gov.     

Links to Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/wcb-seeks-comment-ics-annual-reporting-and-certification-revisions  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1583A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1583A1.pdf  
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1583A1.txt  

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 Joshua.Mendelsohn@fcc.gov.  For general questions about the ICS proceeding, please contact Minsoo Kim, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1739 or Minsoo.Kim@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Updated: 
Friday, December 17, 2021