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Texas State Prison phone rates and kickbacks

Texas ranks 47th in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.

Kickbacks paid

$6,760,593.15 paid in 2017.

Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 40%

Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state $3.90 $3.90 $3.51
Local $3.90 $3.90 $3.51

Detailed rates

Collect Prepaid Debit
Same state 0.26/min 0.26/min 0.234/min
Local 0.26/min 0.26/min 0.234/min

Phone service providers


Data current as of May 2017. Except for kickbacks which are current as of FY2012.

Data current as of 2017-2018

Historical Data for Texas

Primary source documents

State DOC Rates

State DOC Contracts

State DOC Commission Data

County Contracts