With Massive Merger, the Prison Phone Industry Could Become Even More Lucrative [telecom]

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BY Kalena Thomhave

The prison phone industry, which has come under fire for the
exorbitant fees it charges prisoners calling home, may be set to
become even more profitable. This month, the giant inmate phone
services company Securus petitioned the FCC to approve its plan to buy
a smaller competitor, ICSolutions.

If the Trump administration's Federal Communications Commission
approves the merger, just two companies (Securus and Global Tel Link)
would control between 74 percent and 83 percent of the market,
according to analysis by the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI). (Securus
responded to PPI's analysis, calling it "unreliable and misleading.")


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