Data Source: The Genesee MI Securus Commission Statement April 2013. The total revenue for PayNow™ and Text2Connect™ were not provided to the county by Securus, but simple multiplication of the call prices ($14.99 and $9.99) fills in the gap on those figures. For Securus’ income for each call type, we simply subtracted the known commissions from the now-known total revenue for each call type. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2015)
This graph originally appeared in Comments re: Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ¶¶ 98-102, single call programs.
The first two pie charts are somewhat similar, but show that families are paying disproportionately more for the PayNow™ and Text2Connect™ calls compared to regular calls. The third pie chart shows that Securus’ income doesn’t match the call volume, because the PayNow™ and Text2Connect™ calls are the most profitable to the company. The fourth pie chart makes clear that PayNow™ and Text2Connect™ is not just bad for families, it is bad for the facilities too.