The prison phone industry, which provides telecom services for prisons, jails and other detention facilities, has a long and sordid history of exploiting prisoners and their families by charging exorbitant phone rates and fees. [See: PLN, Dec. 2013, p.1; April 2011, p.1]. Over the past decade the industry ...
Iowa State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
Iowa ranks 27th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$1,210,107.03 paid in 2017.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: Unknown
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
NotesData current as of August 2017. Kickback data for Jan-Jun 2017
Data current as of 2017-2018
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
State DOC Contracts
- IA DOC ICS Amendment exp. 10-7-17
- IA Contract With ICS Amendment 1 Extending to 10-7-15
- IA Contract With ICS 2013-2014