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Massachusetts State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Massachusetts ranks 24th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$2,388,145.59 paid in 2019.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 76.2%

Kickback amount from Jan - Oct 2018

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


2019 kickback data not yet available; Amount from Jan - Oct 2018.

Data current as of 2019-2020

Historical Data for Massachusetts

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data

Administrative Rulings