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Kentucky State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Kentucky ranks 51st in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$2,796,139.46 paid in 2017.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 54%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $5.70 N/A N/A
Local $1.85 N/A N/A

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 1.78 + 0.28/min N/A N/A
Local 1.85 flat N/A free

Phone service providers

Notes

As of April 2017 the same-state 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.

Only collect calls are allowed.
Collect calls to cell phones are $9.99 per call.

Data current as of 2017-2018

Historical Data for Kentucky


Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data