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Oregon State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls

Oregon Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Phone Provider for Oregon State Prisons

With Telmate, you can place money on a phone account or commissary (trust) account.

Friends and family should visit Telmate to set up an AdvancePay account. 



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 Oregon state prisons:
Local Calls:  .16 per minute
In-state calls:  .16 per minute
Out-of-state calls:  .16 per minute


General Information

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

There are a few ways to deposit money through Telmate:

Telmate kiosk: Use a kiosk to deposit money using cash, credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard only). Kiosks can be found at every Oregon Department of Corrections facility, as well as the Dome building in Salem. Call Telmate at (866) 516-0115 or visit the Telmate website to find kiosk locations in your area.

Telmate website or app: Visit the Telmate website or download the app to deposit using a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted here).

Over the phone: Call Telmate customer service at (866) 516-0115. A Telmate agent will assist you with your deposit.
Inmate commissary transfer: An inmate can transfer money from their commissary account to their phone account. However, once money has been placed on a phone account, it cannot be transferred to a commissary account.

Friends and family can also set up their own account through Telmate to pay for inmate phone calls. Inmates cannot access the funds in a Friends & Family Account.

List of Oregon State Prisons

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