FCC Says New Prison Phone Reforms Are 'Critical' To Equity

Law360 (May 20, 2021, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday set in motion a series of reforms intended to lower the communications costs that inmates and their families must pay to stay in touch, including the launch of a new inquiry on how to best serve prisoners with disabilities and how to lower costs that aren't strictly related to communications.

According to the FCC, this fresh round of data collection will "obtain evidence necessary to make further progress toward accomplishing the critical work that remains."

"We expect today's actions to have immediate meaningful and positive impacts on the ability of incarcerated people and their loved...

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