Fifteen U.S. Senators Write to FCC Supporting Effort to Cap Jail Phone Rates

U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker (D-NJ), along with fourteen other U.S. Senators, wrote a letter to the FCC commending the Commission’s proposed rule to cap intrastate prison and jail phone rates. The Senators also expressed support for discouraging commissions from phone companies to facilities, highlighting the social costs they create.

Joining Senator Booker on the letter are Senators Sanders (I-VT), Leahy (D-VT), Durbin (D-IL), Blumenthal (D-CT), Markey (D-Mass.), Casey (D-PA), Heinrich (D-NM), Brown (D-OH), Franken (D-MN), Coons (D-DE), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR), Menendez (D-NJ), and Peters (D-MI).

Read the full letter here, and Sen. Booker’s press release here.