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These contracts and commission reports for telephone service to jails in Iowa were collected as part of our work before the Iowa Utilities Board. Each is the current contract as of June 2019.
This predatory industry wants to literally stand in between the incarcerated and their families by replacing human contact with computer chats.
All of our recent reports about prison/jail growth, racial disparities, and more, re-organized by state.
The U.S. incarcerates 2.3 million people, more than any other country. Where are they locked up and why? Read our report.
Companies and correctional facilities exploit captive markets. We expose them.