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 ...
Minnesota State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
Minnesota ranks 6th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$625,022.48 paid in 2019.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 32.5-32.8%
2019 kickback data includes Jan-July
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
Notes2019 kickback data includes Jan-July
Data current as of 2019-2020
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
State DOC Contracts
- MN DOC GTL Contract Release 2019-2024
- Contract Extension 2014
- Contract Extension 2013
- MN GTL Contract Proposal Part 2
- MN GTL Contract Proposal 2009 Part 4
- MN GTL Contract Proposal Part 1
- Minnesota Amended 2013-2014 GTL Inmate Phone Contract
- MN Contract with GTL 2010-2013
- MN Contract with Global Tel Link 2007
- MN GTL Contract Proposal 2009 Part 5
- MN GTL Contract Proposal 2009 Part 3