DC Circ. Stays Portion Of FCC Inmate Phone Call Rate Rule

By Kat Greene (January 13, 2014, 7:59 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit handed a victory to an inmate phone call service provider and several state prison systems on Monday, granting a stay to some portions of a U.S. Federal Communications Commission rule setting limits on how much prisoners and their families must pay to talk to one another.

The three-judge appellate panel partially approved a motion for a stay on three segments of the rule pending the result of the suit, in which Securus Technologies Inc. is challenging the rule, according to Monday's order.

"With respect to these provisions, petitioners have satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court...

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