Senators Wyden, Booker, Colleagues to FCC: End Exorbitant Phone Rates for Prison Inmates and Their Families

Senators say: The FCC’s proposed rule change will better enable families to stay connected and allow inmates to prepare to reenter society once their time has been served.

WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)—October 15, 2015. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today joined a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler applauding the Commission’s proposal to cap intrastate prison phone rates.  Joining Sen. Wyden on the letter are Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass . . .

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