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Massachusetts State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Massachusetts ranks 12nd in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$1,714,972.89 paid in 2016.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 15-30%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $1.50 $1.50 $1.50
Local $1.50 $1.50 $1.50

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.10/min 0.10/min 0.10/min
Local 0.10/min 0.10/min 0.10/min

Phone service providers

Data current as of 2016-2017

Historical Data for Massachusetts


Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data

Administrative Rulings