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Historical Montana State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Same-state long distance rates

Year Collect Prepaid Debit
2018 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes
2017 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes
2016 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2015 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2014 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2013 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2012 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2011 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2010 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes
2009 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes

Interstate long distance rates

Year Collect Prepaid Debit
2018 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes
2017 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes
2016 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2015 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2014 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2013 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2012 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2011 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2010 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes
2009 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes

Local rates

Year Collect Prepaid Debit
2018 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes
2017 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes 0.143/min<br>$2.14/15 minutes
2016 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2015 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2014 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2013 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2012 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2011 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes 0.24 + 0.12/min<br>$2.04/15 minutes
2010 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes
2009 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes 2.75 + 0.20/min<br>$5.75/15 minutes

Kickbacks

Year Kickbacks paid Companies Notes
2018 $276,000.00 CenturyLink
2017 $276,000.00 CenturyLink
2016 $0.00 Telmate
2015 $0.00 Telmate
2014 $276,000.00 Telmate
2013 $207,000.00 Telmate
2012 $0.00 Telmate
2011 $227,834.67 Telmate
2010 $226,095.50 VAC (GTL)
2009 $252,121.02 PCS (GTL)

Historical source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data