Movement victory: FCC proposes to regulate prison phone rates

by Leah Sakala, November 15, 2012

At a Nov. 15th phone justice rally in Washington D.C., we, along with our partners at SumOfUs, delivered signatures from 36,690 people across the country calling on the FCC to rein in predatory prison phone rates. And it looks like the FCC will act soon — Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced that the FCC Chairman has circulated a prison phone regulatory proposal that the commission will now vote on.

images of Drew Kukorowski of the Prison Policy Initiative and Rob Wohl of SumOfUs presenting 36,690 petitions to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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