FCC Moves to Regulate In-State Prison and Jail Phone Rates

The FCC voted today to issue a “Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,” a move to regulate in-state prison and jail calling rates. Once the Notice is published in the Federal Register, there will be a 45 day period set up for the public to comment on the exorbitant rates that continue, especially in New Jersey’s county jails.

Commissioner Clyburn and Wheeler’s press release with more detail is here, and Senator Booker’s statement of support isĀ here.