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 ...
Louisiana State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
Louisiana ranks 43rd in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$3,044,009.33 paid in 2016.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 70%
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
NotesAs 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
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
- Louisiana rates as of April 2017
- LA DOC ICS rates confirmed July 2016
- LA Rates from Securus Proposal 2012