Michigan State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls


Michigan Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Prison Phone Provider

Prison Phone Provider for setting up prepaid accounts:
Public Communications Services (PCS): Set up prepaid accounts online at


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.

Debit Calls
In-state local and long distance calls: $.18 per minute
Out of state long distance calls: $.21 per minute
International calls: $.75 per minute

Prepaid (Advance Pay)
In-state local and long distance calls: $.20 per minute
Out of state long distance calls: $.21 per minute

General Information

Receiving Prisoner Calls

As part of PCS telephone services, prisoners will be able to call only 20 personal telephone numbers but those numbers will be the first 20 personal numbers the prisoner chooses to call each quarter (i.e., Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun; Jul-Sep; Oct-Dec) unless the number is blocked in accordance with the Prisoner Telephone Policy.  The first 20 completed calls each quarter will become the prisoner's "Personal Allowed Numbers" (PAN).  Prisoners also may call numbers on the universal list.

The prisoner has the option of placing collect calls to telephone numbers on their PAN list.  Collect calls are billed to the called party every month through their phone carrier company.

Some local phone providers establish a maximum dollar amount limit for collect calls.  You will need to contact your local provider to determine this amount.  If you reach the maximum dollar amount limit allowed for collect calls, you may be at a risk of being blocked from receiving future collect calls from an inmate.  In such instances, you can call PCS at 855-466-2832 to sign up for a prepaid calling account and begin receiving calls again. You can also visit the website to sign up for service: (Click link or copy this link and paste it into your browser to access the website)

You can sign up for a prepaid calling account today if you experience any of the following: 

Collect calls cannot be made to cell phones, office phones, hospital phones or other commercial phone numbers.  Please note in order to complete calls to cell phones, prisoners must call using their inmate debit calling account or call to an established prepaid account. 

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