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Pennsylvania State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

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

Kickbacks paid

$3,470,852.00 paid in 2017.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 59-60%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $0.90 $0.90 $0.90
Local $0.90 $0.90 $0.90

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.06/min 0.06/min 0.06/min
Local 0.06/min 0.06/min 0.06/min

Phone service providers


Kickbacks from FY2012.

Data current as of 2017-2018

Historical Data for Pennsylvania

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data