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Illinois State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Illinois ranks 42nd in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$6,553,699.28 paid in 2017.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 76%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $3.63 $3.63 $3.63
Local $3.63 $3.63 $3.63

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 3.35 + 0.02/min 3.35 + 0.02/min 3.35 + 0.02/min
Local 3.35 + 0.02/min 3.35 + 0.02/min 3.35 + 0.02/min

Phone service providers

Notes

As of April 2017 the rates listed above reflect an initial higher rate for the first minute and a lower per minute rate for each additional minute of the call.

kickbacks current as of FY 2015.

Data current as of 2017-2018

Historical Data for Illinois


Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data

County Rates

County Contracts

Court Rulings