Time Sensitive Action Item – Due January 12!
Fill out this form to submit comments to the FCC about the impact of high in-state phone rates from correctional facilities. This information will help efforts to convince the FCC to lower the rates. Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. of New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District wrote to the FCC to voice support for its proposal to reform correctional facility phone rates and eliminate commissions from phone companies to prisons and jails. Congressman Pallone sits on the Communications Subcommittee in the House, and in January will become the Ranking Member of the entire Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees many federal agencies including the FCC. He wrote:
“Inmates should be able to remain in contact with their families through more affordable and competitive means . . . I applaud the FCC for its commitment to reforming these policies that too often disproportionately affect detainees with minimal financial resources.”
Read the full letter here. You can join Congressman Pallone by submitting your comments in support of reform to the FCC – just fill out this form!