Florida Senate - 2022 SB 1634 By Senator Book 32-00438A-22 20221634__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to prisoner communication services; 3 creating s. 944.8033, F.S.; requiring the Department 4 of Corrections to provide prisoners daily voice 5 communication services, free of charge; requiring the 6 department to maintain a certain ratio of prisoners to 7 operable voice communication devices; authorizing the 8 supplementation of voice communication services with 9 other communication services; requiring such services 10 to be provided free of charge; providing an effective 11 date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Section 944.8033, Florida Statutes, is created 16 to read: 17 944.8033 Prisoner communication services; free of charge 18 and minimum daily duration.—The department shall provide to each 19 prisoner in the correctional system, in a state correctional 20 institution, or in a detention facility with free of charge 21 voice communication services for a minimum of 15 minutes per day 22 and shall maintain a 10-to-1 ratio of prisoners in custody to 23 operable voice communication devices in each living unit. Voice 24 communication services may be supplemented with other 25 communication services, including, but not limited to, video 26 communication and electronic mail services. To the extent that 27 such voice communication services or any other communication 28 services are provided, each such service must be provided free 29 of charge to the person initiating and to the person receiving 30 the communication. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.