July 12, 2023 — Comments

NCLC joined reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding incarcerated people’s communications services, implementation of the Martha Wright-Reed Act, and rates for interstate inmate calling services.

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 discuss how the FCC should 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 reply comments also respond to comments by providers of incarcerated people’s communications services and the National Sheriffs’ Association. The comments were drafted by counsel for the Wright Petitioners and joined by other advocacy organizations.