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 ...
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 2014.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 33-38%
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
NotesRates 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
- 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