The FCC is asking for comments on various “ancillary” fees collected by inmate calling service (ICS) providers. Ancillary fees include fees for account setup, account replenishment, account refund, and account inactivity fees. Comments are due July 17, 2013; reply comments are due July 24, 2013. The FCC also provided notice that certain readily-available information about ICS contracts and U.S. Census data may be considered in the proceeding.
In December 2012, the FCC asked if it should revise its rules to ensure just and reasonable inmate calling services rates for interstate, long distance calling at correctional facilities.
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