Minnesota Department of Corrections:
GTL’s prepaid collect option, AdvancePay®, allows a friend or family member to set up a calling account to his or her phone number without the restrictions of standard billing. Every time calls are made and accepted to a prepaid number, the charges are deducted from the account. Prepaid accounts can be set up for all types of numbers, including cell phones.
Friends and family should visit ConnectNetwork.com to set up an AdvancePay account.
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.
Rates for calls from Minnesota state prisons:
Local Calls: .05 per minute
In-state calls: .05 per minute
Out-of-state calls: .05 per minute
Below you will find general information about the telephone policy at Minnesota State Prisons
An offender can only make
out-going calls during specifically
allowed times. If you call a facility, you will not be transferred to your
loved one. If there is an emergency, you can notify the facility of the situation.
Offenders can place collect phone calls, which will charge the recipient of the phone call, or offenders may purchase their own phone time
through canteen. Three-way phone calls or forwarding a call when on the phone with an offender is not allowed.
If there is a death, serious illness, or injury in an offender’s family, you can call the facility where the offender is housed and leave a message. Staff will verify the message and, once they have verified it, give the message to the offender.
Phone calls may be monitored and/or recorded by staff. As with visits and mail, communication that offenders have with individuals outside of
the prison is monitored for security purposes. Offenders are provided with written notification of this and there is notification posted by each telephone.