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North Dakota State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls

North Dakota Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Phone Provider for North Dakota State Prisons

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An AdvanceConnect™ account with Securus is a friend & family-owned prepaid calling account that allows you to receive collect calls from inmates/offenders and have the charges deducted automatically from your prepaid account. A Securus prepaid AdvanceConnect account puts you in control of your spending and ensures you can receive calls from correctional facilities. 

Friends and family should visit to set up an AdvanceConnect account.

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Call Rates

Phone Call Rates

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 North Dakota state prisons:
Local Calls:  .079 per minute
In-state calls:  .079 per minute
Out-of-state calls:  .079 per minute


General Information

Below you will find general information about the telephone policy at North Dakota State Prisons

1. Definition: As used in this document, the following definition shall apply:
a. Legal Representatives: Attorneys, legal aid officers, or assistants to the inmate's attorney of record.

2. Emergency Telephone Calls:
If we receive an incoming call of an emergency nature, the telephone number and name of the calling party will be obtained, and after verification by staff, you may be permitted to call pertaining to the emergency.

3. With the exception of attorney calls, all inmate telephone calls are subject to monitoring and recording.

4. Telephone Calls:
All calls from inmate phones are collect calls unless you purchase prepaid phone minutes from the commissary. There are no refunds for pre-paid minutes.

5. Attorney Calls:
If you wish to place an unmonitored call to an attorney other than listed in this directory, you must send the attorney's business telephone number on an inmate request slip to the inmate phone service representative. After proper verification, the number will be added to the "Do Not Monitor" list. Legal calls must be made using the inmate phone system.

6. Social Calls:
a. Phone calls are limited to 15 minutes.
b. You can only make telephone calls to people that you have registered on your telephone call list. The phone list will be explained to you in orientation. You are not allowed to make telephone calls for another inmate, or to use another inmate’s pin number.
c. You are allowed a maximum of 20 active social telephone numbers on your calling list. Attorney and clergy (of record) telephone numbers are not limited or included on the list of 20 social telephone numbers. If you attempt to exceed more than 20 active telephone numbers on your social telephone number list, existing numbers may be deleted. New telephone number requests may be approved after a completed telephone application is received from a family member or friend and verified by staff. You will be allowed to change your personal telephone list or add new telephone numbers every 90 days from the date of your last request. 

Telephone Applications:
All telephone numbers on your social calling list must have an approved telephone application. All the personal information provided on each telephone application must be verified by DOCR staff prior to activation. You and your family or friend must read all the instructions and complete all the fields on the Telephone Application form (SFN 50076) and sign their name on the appropriate signature line. 

List of North Dakota State Prisons

The DOCR Division of Adult Services includes three separate prisons located in three different areas. The North Dakota State Penitentiary was established in Bismarck in 1885. The James River Correctional Center was opened in 1998 on the grounds of the State Hospital in Jamestown. The Missouri River Correctional Center located four miles southwest of Bismarck, was first established in the 1940's as the State Farm.

The NDSP, in Bismarck, is the original prison complex for the state and houses maximum to minimum high custody inmates. JRCC, located in Jamestown, is designed to hold medium-security male inmates. The MRCC, in southwest Bismarck, houses minimum low and community custody male inmates.

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