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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
SIXTH AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT FOR
INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICES
TIllS SIXTH AMENDMENT to the contract for Inmate Telephone Services that became
effective May 3,2001 ("Original Agreement"), by and between Global Tel*Link (formerly "Verizon
Business Network Services Inc." on behalfofMCI Communication Services, Inc formerly "MCI
WORLDCOM Communications, Inc." d/b/a Verizon Business) and the GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTIONS ("GDC" or "Customer"), is made and entered into July 1,·2008 ("Amendment
WHEREAS, heretofore, the GDC and Global Tel*Link ("GTL"), with respect entered into the
original Agreement effective as ofMay 3, 2001, with respect to Inmate Collect - Only Telephone
Services ("the Services") to be provided by GTL at State Correctional Institutions, as more fully
described therein; and
WHEREAS, heretofore, the GDC and GTL entered into the First Amendment to the Original
Agreement effective as ofMay 20, 2002, with respect to the commission rate Global Tel*Link shall
provide to GDC under the Original Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Georgia Public Service Commission ("PSC") initiated a generic proceeding
(Docket No. 17990-U) to review the commissions and rates associated with telephone services
culminating in a hearing on July 30, 2004; and
WHEREAS, based upon the Georgia PSC's proceeding, the Georgia PSC issued an Order
setting new rates for all carriers for inmate telephone services that are substantially lower than the
dominant carrier rates on which GTL had based it's response to the GDC'sRequest for Proposal to
provide the Services and the First Amendment to the Original Agreement, and;
WHEREAS, the Original Agreement between the Parties provides that in the event the dominant
carrier rates are reduced during the life ofthe contract, the Parties will negotiate in good faith a
reduction in the commission percentage paid to the GDC under the Original Agreement, and;
WHEREAS, the Parties have subsequently entered into a Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth
Amendment to the Original Agreement; and
WHEREAS, under the terms ofthe Third Amendment ofthe Agreement GDC was granted the
option to renew the Agreement for two additional fiscal years, beginning with fiscal year 2007-2008,
that are exercisable in one-year increments; and
WHEREAS, the current Period ofPerfonnance ends on June 30, 2008, and GDC wishes to
exercise its final remaining option to extend the Agreement for the fiscal year 2009.
NOW, TIIEREFORE, in consideration ofthe foregoing premises and ofthe mutual covenants
and conditions hereinafter set forth, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Except as otherwise expressly set forth herein, the terms and conditions set forth in the
Original Agreement, as modified by the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments
are unchanged. The Agreement, including all amendments, shall be referred to as the
"Agreement". All capitalized tenns used in this Amendment and not expressly defined herein
shall have the respective meanings given to such terms in the Agreement.
2. GDC hereby exercises its option to renew the Agreement for an additional one-year period to
run from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. GTL and GDC agree that the commission rate
for this renewal period shall be 49.5%.
3. At the conclusion ofthe one-year extension period (June 30, 2009), GDC shall re-bid the
contract for inmate telephone services.
4. EXCEPT AS HEREIN MODIFIED OR AMENDED, THE PROVISIONS, CONDITIONS
AND TERMS-OF THE AGREEMENT SHALL REMAIN UNCHANGED AND IN FULL
FORCE AND EFFECT. This Amendment sets forth the entire understanding between the
parties with regard to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior or
contemporaneous agreements, discussions, negotiations or representations between the
parties whether written or oral with respect thereto. The Agreement, together with this
Amendment, may not be amended except by the mutual written agreement ofthe parties.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Amendmentto be executed by their duly
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF
Mark E Guzzi
Assistant General COblnse!