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TX Phone Kickbacks 2009-2012

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Brad Livingston
Executive Director

September 7, 2012

Melissa Motel
Prison Legal News
P.O. Box 2420
West Brattleboro, VT 05303
Re: Open Records Request dated August 28, 2012 regarding calling rates, commissions, and
commission audits for the Offender Telephone System (OTS) contract.
Dear Ms. Motel:
In response to your Open Records Request, attached is a copy of the current Offender Telephone
System and commissions report that covers fiscal years 2009 - 2012. Please note that fiscal year
2012 ended on August 31, 2012 so the final numbers for that year are not available yet. If further
assistance is needed, please contact me at (936) 437-7158 or bye-mail at


Frank L. Williams, CTPM
Contract Administrator
Contracts and Procurement Department
Information Technology, Construction and Utilities Branch
Two Financial Plaza, Suite 525
Huntsville, TX 77340

Our mission is to provide public safety, promote positive change in offender
behavior, reintegrate offenders into society, and assist victims of crime.

P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0099

Offender Telephone System
as of August 5,2012
Offender Telephones Monthly Commission
FY09 OTS Commission: $ 224,228
FY10 OTS Commission: $ 4,276,006
FY11 OTS Commission: $ 5,673,568
FY12 OTS Commission (YTO): $5,893,470
Inbound Electronic Messaging (eMessaging)
FY09 eMessaging Commission: $1,555
FY10 eMessaging Commission: $ 233,680
FY11 eMessaging Commission: $ 383,474
FY12 eMessaging Commission (YTO): $431,051