Groups in several states are drawing increased attention to the high cost of jail and prison phone rates, and pushing to reduce or eliminate such charges. HRDC, the publisher of PLN, has been a leader in this movement since 1992 and founded the Prison Phone ...
Maine State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
Maine ranks 50th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$367,231.71 paid in 2018.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 60-100%
Kickback data is from FY 2012
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
|Same state||1.55 + 0.25/min||N/A||0.30/min|
|Local||1.55 + 0.25/min||N/A||0.30/min|
Phone service providers
NotesKickback data is from FY 2012.
Data current as of 2018-2019
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
- Maine DOC - Legacy Inmate communications 2017-2022 rates
- ME DOC ICS rate main page 2016
- ME DOC ICS Rates confirmed July 2016