The prison phone industry, which provides telecom services for prisons, jails and other detention facilities, has a long and sordid history of exploiting prisoners and their families by charging exorbitant phone rates and fees. [See: PLN, Dec. 2013, p.1; April 2011, p.1]. Over the past decade the industry ...
Mississippi State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
Mississippi ranks 27th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$42,000.00 paid in 2017.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 60%
Mississippi DOC receives a flat amount of $3500 per month for commissions.
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
NotesData current as of Nov 2018.
Data current as of 2017-2018
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
State DOC Contracts
- Mississippi DOC - GTL Contract Amendment 3
- Mississippi DOC - GTL Contract Amendment 1
- Current Mississippi Inmate Phone Contract