South Dakota 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 South Dakota state prisons:
Local Calls: .05 per minute
In-state calls: .08 per minute
Out-of-state calls: .08 per minute
Below you will find general information about the telephone policy at South Dakota State Prisons
During Admissions and Orientation (A&O), inmates are provided with information on how to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and how to establish a calling/messaging list. Inmates are allowed to have twenty (20) numbers on their approved calling/messaging list. Inmates are not allowed to use the PIN of another inmate or share their PIN with another inmate. Violators are subject to disciplinary action.
Inmates can access telephones or make calls from their tablets, subject to the rules of that facility.
Access to telephones/tablets is a privilege. Inmates must abide by institutional rules on phone usage or their privilege may be withdrawn at any time. Restrictions on phone use will be imposed on inmates whose status would make it contrary to the disciplined operation of the institution.
If the inmate makes a debit call, his phone account is debited for the cost of the call.
If an inmate makes a collect call, the person accepting a collect call from an inmate will pay for the cost of the call. The recipient must accept the collect call charges.
If a family member or friend on an approved calling list sets up an account specific to their phone number, then that account will be charged for the calls at the debit call rates.