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 ...
Wisconsin State Prison phone rates and kickbacks
Wisconsin ranks 32nd in the nation for the affordability of a 15 minute call.
$625,586.27 paid in 2017.
Percentage of call cost going to kickbacks: 30%
Cost of a 15-minute Intrastate Call
Phone service providers
NotesRates current as of May 2017.
Data current as of 2017-2018
Primary source documents
State DOC Rates
State DOC Contracts
- WI DOC CenturyLink/Embarq Amendment 2
- WI DOC CenturyLink/Embarq Amendment 1 exp. 12-31-17
- WI Contract with Embarq 2009-2014