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Tennessee State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Tennessee ranks 36th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$2,595,417.00 paid in 2012.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 50%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $2.40 $2.40 $2.40
Local $1.05 $1.05 $1.05

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.16/min 0.16/min 0.16/min
Local 0.07/min 0.07/min 0.07/min

Phone service providers


Contract current as of 2014-2015. Rates current as of May 2017. and kickback information are from 2012.

Data current as of 2012-2013

Historical Data for Tennessee

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data

County Rates

County Contracts

County Commission Data