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Historical state prison phone rates, 2008-2019

This table contains the rates for a 15-minute call from several surveys. For more information on our sources, see the methodology section
State 2008 Out of State Rates 2008 Instate Rates 2013 Out of State Rates 2013 Instate Rates 2014 Out of State Rates 2014 Instate Rates 2015 Instate Rates 2016 Instate Rates 2017 Out of State Rates 2017 Instate Rates 2018 Out of State Rates 2018 Instate Rates February 2019 Instate Rates
Alaska $16.41 $5.19 $17.30 $5.12 $3.15 $5.12 $3.75 $3.15 n/a $3.15 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15
Alabama $16.41 $6.45 $17.30 $6.75 $3.15 $6.75 $6.75 $3.75 $3.15 $3.15 $3.92 $3.34 $3.34
Arkansas $10.25 $4.68 n/a n/a $3.15 $4.80 $4.80 $4.80 n/a $4.80 $3.15 $4.80 $4.80
Arizona $7.80 $5.40 $8.00 $4.60 $3.15 $5.00 $6.00 $3.15 n/a $3.00 $3.92 $3.34 $3.34
California $13.75 $4.23 $6.60 $2.03 $3.15 $2.03 $2.03 $2.02 $3.15 $2.03 $3.15 $2.03 $2.03
Colorado $16.41 $5.97 $3.45 $3.20 $3.15 $5.00 $3.75 $1.80 $1.80 $1.80 $1.80 $1.80 $1.80
Connecticut $16.41 $4.97 $3.65 $3.65 $3.15 $4.87 $4.87 $3.75 n/a $3.65 $3.15 $3.65 $3.65
Delaware $14.96 $5.30 $10.70 $10.70 $3.15 $10.70 $3.20 $0.75 $0.60 $0.60 $0.60 $0.60 $0.60
Florida $1.76 $1.76 $1.92 $1.92 $2.10 $2.10 $2.10 $2.10 $2.10 $2.10 $2.10 $2.10 $2.10
Georgia $16.41 $4.66 n/a n/a $3.15 $4.85 $4.85 $2.55 $3.15 $2.40 $3.15 $2.40 $2.40
Hawaii n/a $3.41 n/a n/a $3.15 $3.18 $3.18 $1.95 $3.15 $1.95 $3.00 $1.95 $1.95
Iowa $7.20 $5.36 n/a n/a $3.15 $5.45 $3.15 n/a $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65
Idaho $15.00 $3.80 $15.60 $3.60 $3.15 $3.80 $3.80 $1.65 $1.65 n/a $1.65 $1.65 $1.65
Illinois $16.41 $6.14 $3.55 $3.55 $3.15 $3.55 $3.55 $3.63 $3.55 $1.05 $0.14 $0.14 $0.14
Indiana $5.00 $6.45 $3.60 $3.60 $3.15 $3.60 $3.60 $3.60 $3.60 $3.15 $3.15 $3.60 $3.60
Kansas $7.30 $7.70 $2.70 $2.70 $2.70 $2.70 $2.70 $2.63 $2.70 $2.70 $2.70 $2.70 $2.70
Kentucky $6.20 $4.30 $6.50 $4.50 $3.15 $4.50 $4.50 $3.15 $3.75 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15
Louisiana $5.09 $4.81 $4.86 $4.41 $3.15 $4.85 $4.85 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15 $3.15
Massachusetts $2.26 $2.26 $2.36 $2.36 $2.36 $2.36 $2.36 $1.50 $1.65 $1.50 $1.62 $1.50 $1.50
Maryland $7.20 $7.05 $4.50 $4.50 $3.15 $5.45 $5.45 $0.52 $0.52 $0.52 $0.52 $0.52 $0.52
Maine $12.66 $5.05 $13.35 $5.30 $3.15 $5.30 $3.75 $1.65 $4.50 n/a $1.35 $1.35 $1.35
Michigan $2.25 $1.80 $3.45 $3.00 $3.15 $3.00 $2.00 $3.00 $3.45 $2.40 $3.15 $2.40 $2.40
Minnesota $16.41 $6.22 n/a n/a $3.15 $6.45 $6.45 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75
Missouri $2.40 $2.40 $0.75 $0.75 $1.75 $1.75 $1.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75
Mississippi $12.66 $4.70 $5.70 $5.70 $3.15 $5.70 $5.70 $1.65 $0.58 $1.65 $0.59 $0.59 $0.59
Montana $5.55 $5.55 $2.04 $2.04 $2.04 $2.04 $2.04 n/a $2.14 $2.14 $2.15 $2.15 $2.15
North Carolina $16.41 $4.91 $3.40 $3.40 $3.15 $3.40 $3.40 $1.50 $1.50 n/a $1.50 $1.50 $1.50
North Dakota $5.82 $5.82 $6.06 $6.06 $3.15 $6.06 $6.06 $1.20 $1.20 n/a $1.19 $1.19 $1.19
Nebraska $1.40 $1.40 $1.25 $1.25 $1.45 $1.45 $1.45 $1.50 $0.19 $0.94 $0.94 $0.94 $0.94
New Hampshire $2.60 $2.60 $2.25 $2.25 $3.15 $2.70 $2.70 $0.68 $0.20 $0.20 $0.20 $0.20 $0.20
New Jersey $14.21 $7.35 $4.95 $4.95 $3.15 $4.95 $4.95 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66 $0.66
New Mexico $10.00 $3.85 $0.59 $0.59 $0.65 $0.66 $0.66 $1.20 $1.20 $1.20 $1.20 $1.20 $1.20
Nevada $14.56 $2.50 $9.85 $2.95 $3.15 $2.95 $2.95 $1.65 $1.65 n/a $1.65 $1.65 $1.65
New York $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.72 $0.65 $0.65 $0.65
Ohio $15.98 $5.55 $13.58 $4.69 $0.75 $5.87 $5.87 $0.75 n/a $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75
Oklahoma $3.60 $3.60 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 n/a $3.00 $3.00 $3.00
Oregon $16.41 $13.61 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 n/a $2.40 n/a $2.10 $2.40 $2.40
Pennsylvania $10.50 $5.99 $9.35 $5.15 $3.15 $6.25 $6.25 $0.90 $0.90 n/a $0.89 $0.89 $0.89
Rhode Island $5.50 $0.70 $5.80 $0.70 $3.15 $0.70 $0.70 $0.70 $0.70 $0.70 $0.71 $0.71 $0.71
South Carolina $3.35 $3.10 $0.75 $0.75 $0.99 $0.99 $0.99 $1.20 $1.20 $1.20 $1.35 $1.20 $0.83
South Dakota $10.50 $9.16 $2.70 $2.70 $3.15 $8.40 $3.15 $1.20 $1.20 n/a $1.20 $1.20 $1.20
Tennessee $12.17 $3.22 $11.52 $3.24 $3.15 $3.60 $3.60 $2.40 $3.15 n/a $3.15 $2.40 $2.40
Texas $6.45 $3.90 $6.45 $3.90 $3.15 $3.90 $3.90 $3.90 $0.90 n/a $0.90 $0.90 $0.90
Utah $9.30 $4.48 $9.75 $4.60 $3.15 $4.60 $4.60 $2.85 $2.85 n/a $2.85 $2.85 $2.85
Virginia $8.42 $5.75 $8.40 $5.20 $3.15 $6.00 $6.00 $0.61 $0.62 n/a $0.61 $0.61 $0.61
Vermont $10.25 $4.62 $2.50 $2.50 $3.15 $3.23 $3.07 $1.76 $1.76 $1.04 $1.04 $0.59 $0.59
Washington $17.41 $2.50 $11.00 $3.15 $3.15 $3.50 $3.50 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65
Wisconsin $6.90 $5.17 $2.70 $1.80 $2.70 $1.80 $1.80 $1.80 $2.70 $1.80 $2.70 $1.80 $1.80
West Virginia $7.85 $3.65 $7.35 $3.45 $3.15 $3.85 $3.85 $0.47 $0.48 n/a $0.48 $0.48 $0.48
Wyoming $12.23 $3.55 $9.90 $3.08 $3.15 $3.72 $3.72 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65 $1.65

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