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FCC Ruling Aims to Make Interstate Calls More Affordable for Friends and Family of Inmates

Written by Cyrus Heravi

 

A recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling 13-113 places a 21 cent per minute limit on interstate prepaid calls and a 25 cent per minute on interstate collect calls.

 

FCC Rule 13-113 Background

                                                                                                                           

Like most industries today, the inmate communications industry is experiencing a shift in business as usual. The days of exorbitantly high calling rates and rejected calls to friends and family who cannot afford a simple phone conversation­­— these days are coming to an end. While we at Legacy believe that affordable rates for friends and family is essential to inmate rehabilitation and a healthier community, the new FCC ruling does present new challenges for the corrections industry and the vendors who provide secure communication services.

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Doña Ana County Detention Center Adds Innovative Remote Video Visitation


Written by Cyrus Heravi

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Dona Ana, NM, February 11, 2014 – The Doña Ana County Detention Center announced that the facility will work in conjunction with Legacy Inmate Communications to introduce a remote video visitation system at the Detention Center.  This service will make visiting detained individuals easier and more accessible for friends and family.  Legacy is a nationwide provider of Inmate Communication Services and has been providing the Detention Center with inmate telephone service and on-site video visitation services since December 2013.

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