Texas State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls


Texas Department of Corrections:
Telephone Calls

Prison Phone Provider

Prison Phone Provider for setting up prepaid accounts:
Securus Technologies: Set up prepaid accounts online at

Before you can receive calls from a TDCJ offender, you must first register your telephone number:

Please note: You must first successfully register to receive offender calls before calling Securus Correctional Billing Services (SCBS), the billing agent for TDCJ.


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. Calls are up to 20 minutes maximum.

Prepaid Local calls: $0.26 per minute
In-state long distance calls: $0.26 per minute
Out of state long distance calls: $0.21 per minute

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

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General Information

Calling Programs: Several different calling programs are available:

Texas State Prisons