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Texas State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

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

Kickbacks paid

$6,760,593.15 paid in 2012.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 40%

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


Data current as of Nov 2018. Except for kickbacks which are current as of FY2012.

Data current as of 2012-2013

Historical Data for Texas

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data

County Contracts