Kentucky State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls


Kentucky Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Prison Phone Provider

Prison Phone Provider for setting up prepaid accounts:
Securus Technologies: Set up prepaid accounts online at

Are you paying more than $1.85 per call for calls from an inmate in a Kentucky State Prison? 

If your answer to this question is "Yes," a  local phone number can help you reduce the cost of the calls from Kentucky state prisons.


The cost of the calls is set by the contracted phone provider. In addition to the quoted rate of the call, applicable taxes and fees may apply. Rates subject to change.

Local calls: $1.85 per 15-minute call
In-state long distance calls: $4.50 per 15-minute call
Out of state long distance calls: $3.15 per 15-minute call

How Much Will I Save?

To save on the cost of prepaid calls from Kentucky State Prisons, you will need a local number. Having a local number for the inmate to call will save $2.45 per 15-minute call. 


How It Works

Step 1: Sign up for VoIP phone service (Plan C) and choose a local number.

Step 2: Give the inmate the new phone number.  The inmate will be required to add the new number to their list of approved numbers.

Step 3: Contact the phone provider for the institution and set up a prepaid or advance pay account for the new number. Some phone providers require a separate prepaid account for each phone number. A prepaid account is only necessary if the inmate cannot purchase phone credits from their commissary account (telephone debit account).

Step 4: Start talking for less!


General Information:

Securus can and will detect call forwarding. Using the service we recommend, you will be able to receive calls on your smartphone by installing the app. The app will enable you to receive the calls on your cell phone without using the call forwarding feature.

To get a local number for Kentucky state prisons, you will need VoIP phone service.  By choosing a VoIP phone service provider, you will be able to choose your phone number. You will want to choose a number in the same city as the prison, if possible.  Before choosing your local number, check the rate to that number on the Securus website using the Securus rate checker tool.


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