Groups in several states are drawing increased attention to the high cost of jail and prison phone rates, and pushing to reduce or eliminate such charges. HRDC, the publisher of PLN, has been a leader in this movement since 1992 and founded the Prison Phone ...
South Dakota State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
South Dakota ranks 21st in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$454,360.50 paid in 2019.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 33-38%
Updated kickback data not currently available. Kickback amount from FY2014.
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
NotesUpdated kickback data not currently available. Kickback amount from FY2014.
Data current as of 2019-2020
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
State DOC Contracts
- SD DOC - GTL Contract Extension Mar 15 2019
- SD Contract With VAC Amendment 3 Extending Through 6-30-15
- SD Contract With VAC 2011-2014 Amendment 2
- SD Contract With VAC 2011-2014 Amendment 1
- SD Contract with VAC 2011-2014