September 21, 2022 — Letter

The undersigned groups write to support the Commission’s draft order addressing carceral communications, to recommend several modifications before the final vote and to augment the record where needed.

The Commission’s action this month will go a long way toward clarifying the obligations of communications providers and the rights of people who are deaf and disabled, and will give incarcerated people and their loved ones a means to retain their humanity, their dignity and their sanity during incarceration.