Two Big Reasons The FCC Went After Prison Phone Fees
The FCC voted to reduce inmate phone call rates, saying the exorbitant rates were unfair to many Americans with family or friends in prison or jail.By Christian Bryant | October 22, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission's vote to limit fees on inmate phone calls is a decision more than a decade in the making.
The commission voted Thursday to cap in-state and interstate long-distance inmate calling because of what commissioner Mignon Clyburn called the prison phone system's "predatory failed market regime."
"On a monthly basis, these phone charges exceed the amount of my groceries and my electric bill combined," Bethany Fraser told the FCC.