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 ...
North Carolina State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
North Carolina ranks 24th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$7,627,426.11 paid in 2014.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 58%
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
NotesData current as of May 2017, except for kickback information, which is from FY2014.
Data current as of 2014-2015
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
State DOC Contracts
- NC Contract With GTL Amendment 3 Extension Through 6-30-15
- NC Contract Extension with GTL through June 2012