North Dakota State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls


North Dakota 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 $0.50 per call for calls from an inmate in a North Dakota State Prison? 

If your answer to this question is "Yes," a  local phone number can help you reduce the cost of the calls from North Dakota state prisons. North Dakota DOC  requires that friends and family submit a telephone application along with a copy of the phone bill. You will need full-service VoIP phone service, broadband internet connection, and a standard phone.

SaveOnPrisonCalls recommends using this VoIP Phone Service.


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: $0.50 per 15-minute call
In-state long distance calls: $5.13 to $6.06 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 North Dakota State Prisons, you will need a local number. Having a local number for the inmate to call will save up to $5.56 per 15-minute call. 


How It Works

Step 1: Sign up for a local number. Set the local number to ring to your home phone or cell phone. Your home or cell phone number will not change.

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. You will be required to submit a telephone application along with a copy of your phone bill showing that you own the phone number.

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

Inmates are not allowed to receive telephone calls, nor does the staff take messages. You may communicate through the US mail. Inmates are allowed to make local or long-distance calls during specific times, depending on the housing unit, to those who have applied and been approved for the inmate's phone list. All charges for these phone calls are at the expense of the person called.

Get your local number now and start saving today.

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