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California State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

California ranks 33rd in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid


Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $2.03 $2.03 N/A
Local $1.44 $1.44 N/A

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.135/min 0.135/min N/A
Local 0.096/min 0.096/min N/A

Phone service providers


Intrastate debit service not provided.
Interstate debit service not provided.
Local debit service not provided.
Data current as of April 2017.

Data current as of 2017-2018

Historical Data for California

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data

County Rates

County Contracts

County Commission Data