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 ...
Michigan State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
Michigan ranks 35th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$9,889,212.18 paid in 2019.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 71.75-73.5%
2019 kickback data not yet available; Kickback amount from Jan - Sept 2018.
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
Notes2019 kickback data not yet available; Kickback amount from Jan - Sept 2018.
Data current as of 2019-2020
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
- MI DOC - GTL telephone rate
- Michigan Rates February 2014
- ICS Rates Downloaded from Michigan DOC Website 070515
State DOC Contracts
- Michigan DOC - GTL Contract 2018-2023
- MI Contract with Embarq -- Change Notice -- 2008
- MI Contract with Sprint Extensions through 2009
- MI Contract with Sprint 2001-2006
State DOC Commission Data
- MI DOC - GTL special equipment fund revenue
- Michigan DOC Commissions 2015-2018
- MI Phone Kickback Percentage 2004-2007
- MI Phone Kickbacks 2004-2008