July 12, 2023 — Comments

NCLC joined reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), submitted on July 12, 2023, regarding the FCC’s implementation of the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act of 2022.

Among other things, the Martha Wright-Reed Act directs the FCC to ensure that companies providing communication services to people who are incarcerated are no longer able to charge outrageously high rates and fees for these services.The reply comments provide a roadmap for the FCC to efficiently and justly implement the Martha Wright-Reed Act, so that incarcerated people and their loved ones can receive long overdue relief from these predatory charges.

The comments were drafted by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and joined by over a dozen other advocacy organizations.