Oklahoma AG Pruitt claims partial victory in challenge to inmate phone rates

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt claimed victory Tuesday after the Federal Communications Commission modified its plan for reducing rates charged by jails and prisons for inmate phone calls.

Pruitt said an order issued by the commission would save the state millions of dollars, but he vowed to continue pressing his lawsuit challenging the FCC’s authority to regulate intrastate calls to and from inmates.

The FCC order issued Tuesday would cap rates below what many prisons and jails had been charging, but they are higher than what the commission approved last year before Pruitt’s lawsuit…

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