New opportunity to weigh in on FCC prison phone regulation
by Leah Sakala, November 21, 2014
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to weigh in on federal regulation of the prison and jail telephone industry, the time has come.
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a Public Notice in the Federal Register announcing the Commission’s “Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” to make calls home from prisons and jails more fairly priced. For a refresher on what the FCC is proposing to do, check out our play-by-play blog post.
This Federal Register publication kicks off a new FCC public comment period that will run until January 5, 2015*, followed by a reply comment period that will end on January 20, 2015*. You can make your voice heard by submitting a comment to the FCC. We’re working on a series of submissions here at PPI, and hope that you’ll join us in telling the FCC that it’s time to enact comprehensive regulation to ensure that ALL families can afford to stay in touch with incarcerated loved ones.
*December Update: The FCC has granted a one-week extension. Comments are now due January 12 and reply comments are due on January 27.