Washington State Prisons
Inmate Phone Calls


Washington 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: $2.80 flat rate, up to 20-minute call
In-state long distance calls: $2.80 flat rate, up to 20-minute call
Out of state long distance calls: $0.21 per minute, up to 20-minute call

A local number is not necessary for in-state calls and will not reduce the cost of the calls.

If you have an out-of-state number, having a WA number will save $1.40 per 20-minute call.

General Information

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When you receive a call, you hear a pre–recorded message naming the correctional facility and the offender.
Then, you can:

  • Accept the collect call
  • Deny the collect call
  • Set up a prepaid account

Pre-paid Calls

If you will be setting up a pre-paid account, the call will be delayed and the offender will be asked to wait at least 30 minutes before trying to call the number again in order to provide you time to establish an account.

International Telephone Calls

Individual facilities may allow offenders to place international calls if an advance pay account has been established. The offender may ask if this is allowed at his or her particular facility and what procedures need to be followed.

Phone call tips:

There is a 20–minute telephone call time limit. Both parties will hear a message at three intervals that tells them how much time remains (2 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds). After 20 minutes, the telephone call will automatically disconnect.

  • Don’t attempt a three–way call
  • Don’t try to transfer the call
  • Don’t put the offender on hold
  • Don’t use or answer “call waiting”

List of Washington State Prisons 

Airway Heights
Cedar Creek
Clallam Bay
Coyote Ridge
Mission Creek
Stafford Creek
Washington Corrections Center
Washington Corrections Center for Women
Washington State Penitentiary