Michigan Department of Corrections: Phone Calls
Prison Phone Provider for setting up prepaid accounts: Public Communications Services (PCS)
Calls from Michigan DOC prisons to any MI phone number are charged the same rate. Calls to out-of-state numbers are slightly more. A local number is not needed and will not significantly reduce the cost of the calls.From the Michigan Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls with Prisoners - The Complete GuidePrisoner Telephone System - Making Calls From a Correctional Facility
The current vendor for prisoner telephone services is Public Communications Services. As part of PCS telephone services, prisoners are able to call 20 personal telephone numbers which becomes his/her Personal Allowed Numbers (PAN) list. PAN's will automatically reset each quarter (1/1, 4/1, 7/1, 10/1), which allows each prisoner an opportunity to update his/her calling list. Prisoners are allowed to make telephone calls using the following options:
- COLLECT: Prisoners can call certain approved numbers and the call charges will appear on the called party's monthly phone bill. However, note that collect calls cannot be made to cell phones, office phones, or hospital numbers.
- PREPAID COLLECT: PCS's prepaid collect option, Daily Dial™, allows friends and family members to set up a calling account to their personal phone number(s). Every time a prisoner calls one of these numbers, the charges will be deducted from the called party's account. Please visit www.pcsdailydial.com or call 855.466.2832 to set up a Daily Dial™ account today!
- DEBIT: Debit calling puts prisoners in control of their personal phone account. Prisoners are able to purchase debit minutes through the institutional disbursement process, which they can then use to call friends and family members. Prisoners can call many phone numbers, including cell phones, with their debit account.
For any questions regarding these calling options, please call PCS at 855.466.2832.
Prisoner Phone Rates
Prisoner telephone rates are outlined in the table below:
Per Minute Rate