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Louisiana State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Louisiana ranks 30th 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 $2.44 $2.44 $2.44
Local $2.31 $2.31 $2.31

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 1.74 + 0.05/min 1.74 + 0.05/min 1.74 + 0.05/min
Local 0.91 + 0.10/min 0.91 + 0.10/min 0.91 + 0.10/min

Phone service providers

Notes

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