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Minnesota State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Minnesota ranks 13rd in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$1,594,908.70 paid in 2014.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 59%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $0.75 $0.75 $0.05
Local $0.75 $0.75 $0.75

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.05/min 0.05/min 0.05/min
Local 0.05/min 0.05/min 0.05/min

Phone service providers


Data current as of April 2017 except kickbacks current as of FY2014.

Data current as of 2014-2015

Historical Data for Minnesota

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data