Securus Tells FCC Prison Call Caps Would End Business

By Margaret Harding McGill (October 8, 2015, 5:44 PM EDT) -- An inmate calling service provider told a member of the Federal Communications Commission and other agency officials that proposed call rate caps would be "business-ending" and laid out the basis for a legal appeal of the proposed order, according to an ex parte notice filed Wednesday.

Securus Technologies Inc. CEO Richard Smith and other company officials met with Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to discuss the FCC fact sheet on a proposed order that would cut average inmate calling rates in half, the notice said. The proposed order, which the FCC will take up at its meeting later this month, expands upon a...

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