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Today the FCC took an important step in rectifying disproportionately high phone rates levied on prisoners. The FCC decided to release the Wright Petition for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), that will re-open a discussion about prison phone rates that has been left stagnant for nearly a decade.
The following can be attributed to Government Affairs Associate Clarissa Ramon:
"This NPRM does not mark the success of our prison phone justice campaign as of yet, but it does indicate a significant step in the right direction at the FCC.
"After hundreds of family submitted letters, a rally at the FCC, and nearly a decade of bringing this issue to light prison phone justice is becoming more of a reality. We at Public Knowledge will continue to work with our allies to ensure that this issue stays on the commission's radar."