How To Save
On Prison Calls ...

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How to Save on U.S.
Federal Prison Phone Calls 

U.S. Federal Prisons

U.S. Federal Prisons limit federal inmates to 300 minutes per month of phone calls (400 in November and December). At the local calling rate of .06 per minute*, those 300 minutes would cost $18 per month. At the long distance rate of .21 per minute*, those same 300 minutes would cost $63 per month.

Sign up today to get a local phone number, then pay only .06 cents per minute through the BOP Debit Calling Plan.

Having a local number for the inmate to call will save $0.15 per minute or $2.25 per 15-minute call. Save up to $570 per year on the cost of the calls with a SaveOnPrisonCalls local phone number.

All numbers provided are verified and guaranteed to be a local call from the prison. 

How Much Can You Save Every Month?

federal prison call rates

What You Get

+ Phone number local to/from the prison
+ Calls routed to your U.S. or Canada home/cell phone
+ Your existing number stays the same
+ Guaranteed local number

Local Numbers

SaveOnPrisonCalls has local numbers immediately available for most U.S. federal prisons. All numbers provided are guaranteed to be a local call from the prison.

Local Numbers are available for the following
U.S. Federal Prisons

Bureau of Prisons
Telephone Privileges

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) extends telephone privileges to federal inmates to help them maintain ties with their families and other community contacts. Ordinarily, the inmate pays for the calls; but in some cases the receiving party pays. Limitations and conditions may be imposed upon an inmate's telephone privileges to ensure they are consistent with the BOP's correctional management responsibilities. A notice is posted next to each telephone advising inmates that calls are monitored. Unmonitored calls to attorneys are permitted in certain circumstances. Third-party or other alternative call arrangements are not permitted; this ensures inmates do not have the opportunity to use phones for criminal or other inappropriate purposes.

3 ways to receive calls from an inmate at a Federal Prison

Collect Call (billed to your phone bill)
Prepaid Collect Call (prepaid account with Value Added Communications/GlobalTel Link)
Debit Call (Inmate purchases phone time) 

The debit call rates are standardized and are the least expensive. Local debit calls (calls from a federal inmate to a local number) are billed at .06 per minute (.90 for a 15-minute call). Long distance debit calls (calls to any number in the U.S. other than a local number) are billed at .21 per minute ($3.15 for a 15-minute call).


Debit Calling Rates: (recommended)

Long distance rate:
 $0.21 per minute

Local rate:
 $0.06 per minute 

Prepaid Collect Calling Rates:

Long distance rate:
$0.21 per minute

Local rate:
$0.06 per minute

Restrictions:

Most federal prisons limit federal inmates to 300 minutes per month of phone calls (400 minutes allowed in November and December).

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Save on the cost of calls from loved ones  by setting up a local phone number

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