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Michigan State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Michigan ranks 35th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$9,889,212.18 paid in 2018.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 71.75-73.5%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $2.40 $2.40 $2.40
Local $2.40 $2.40 $2.40

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.16/min 0.16/min 0.16/min
Local 0.16/min 0.16/min 0.16/min

Phone service providers


Kickbacks from Jan-Sep 2018
The State is capping telephone call rates per minute at $0.16.

Data current as of 2018-2019

Historical Data for Michigan

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data