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Louisiana State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Louisiana ranks 43rd in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$3,044,009.33 paid in 2016.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 70%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $3.15 $3.15 $3.15
Local $3.15 $3.15 $3.15

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.21/min 0.21/min 0.21/min
Local 0.21/min 0.21/min 0.21/min

Phone service providers


As of July 6, 2016 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.

Data current as of 2016-2017

Historical Data for Louisiana

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data