Ohio State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls


Ohio Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Prison Phone Provider

Prison Phone Provider for setting up prepaid accounts:
GlobalTel Link: 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.

Local calls: $0.05 per minute
In-state long distance calls: $0.05 per minute
Out of state long distance calls: $0.05 per minute

A local number is not necessary and will not reduce the cost of the calls.

General Information

If you have a friend or family member in prison who would like to have telephone contact with you, the first telephone contact you will receive will be an AUTOMATED CALL from Global Tel Link, the provider of our inmate phone services.  This call will ask your permission to add your phone number to the inmate's CALL ALLOW LIST.  This AUTOMATED SYSTEM will call your phone number 3 times a day for 5 days until it receives a YES or NO response.  Once you have answered yes to this call, any subsequent call attempts will be allowed to go to your number, unless there is a billing problem with your number.

Global Tel*Link Information

Inmate telephone service is provided through Global Tel*Link (GTL).  For questions or assistance regarding the telephone system or services, please contact the GTL Customer Call Center at 1-877-650-4249 during the following hours:

Inmate Telephone Calling Options

Inmates may make telephone calls ONLY to those individuals on the inmate's approved telephone calling list who have agreed to accept the inmate's calls while incarcerated.  Inmate telephone calls may be paid for through one of the following three options:

All offenders are now able to directly pay for the telephone calls they make, using a Pin Debit telephone account.  Funds may be deposited into an offender's Pin Debit phone account through the following means:

Restricting Calls from all Ohio Prisons or a Specific Inmate

If you have received a telephone call from an Ohio prison and wish to restrict further calls from all Ohio prisons or from a specific inmate, please call Global Tel*Link at 1-877-650-4249 and follow the telephone prompts for this service.

List of Ohio State Prisons 

Toledo Correctional Institution
Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution

Marion Correctional Institution
North Central Correctional Complex
Ohio Reformatory for Women
Richland Correctional Institution
Mansfield Correctional Institution
Dayton Correctional Institution
Lake Erie Correctional Institution
Lorain Correctional Institution
Ohio State Penitentiary
Trumbull Correctional Institution
Northeast Pre-Release Center
Grafton Correctional Institution
Ross Correctional Institution
Chillicothe Correctional Institution
Madison Correctional Institution
London Correctional Institution
Warren Correctional Institution
Lebanon Correctional Institution

Belmont Correctional Institution
Noble Correctional Institution

Southeastern Correctional Complex
Pickaway Correctional Institution
Correctional Reception Center
Southern Ohio Correctional Facility