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December 19, 2013
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Lower inmate call costs create issues

A ruling that limits how much inmates must pay to use prison phones will pull an estimated $650,000 a year from revenues that fund inmate programs, the Board of Prison Commissioners was told Tuesday. The reason is a new Federal Communications Commission decision mandating lower costs to keep in contact with those on the outside. The money will have to come from the $4.6 million a year in inmate revenues generated primarily by prison concessions. Gov. Brian Sandoval, chairman of the Board of Prison Commissioners, and prison officials agreed there is value in lowering phone rates to let inmates maintain …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 19, 2013 12:27AM Published Dec 19, 2013 12:27AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.