FCC Tells Inmate Calling Services To Limit Fees, Be Candid

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 7:35 PM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission published an enforcement advisory reminding telecom providers of inmate calling services to abide by its rules, including following rate caps and complying with their "duty of candor" to the commission in their submitted reports.

Specifically, the FCC on Thursday said that providers were "prohibited from charging more than the interim rate caps" that are currently in place for all interstate calls — or above 25 cents per minute. The commission also outlined the limits on the five "ancillary service charges" providers charge their customers, with the highest capped charge totaling just below $6.

"Failure to comply with the commission's...

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