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WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: December 04, 2019
Address
N671 County Rd M, Hawkins, WI 54530-9400
Beds
80
County
Rusk
Security Level
State - minimum
Phone
715-585-6394
Fax
715-585-6563
Facility Type
Adult
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WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 715-585-6394

The inmates housed at Flambeau Correctional located at N671 County Rd M in Hawkins, WI are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center - Inmate Information

Information on the Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC)
FCC is located in the Flambeau River Forest, in Northwestern Wisconsin, approximately 10.5 miles north of Highway 8 on County Road M in Sawyer County. Flambeau Correctional Camp opened in 1954 and was built to house minimum security inmates. The inmates from Flambeau Camp were to supply a labor force to help develop the newly created Flambeau River State Forest. In the 1960's the focus changed and only juvenile offenders were housed at Flambeau. The juveniles attended local high schools in the area.
In 1980 Flambeau was closed briefly and re-opened in 1981 as a treatment center. In 1982 the focus returned to that of a work Center for minimum security inmates. Twenty permanent staff (12 security and seven non-security) members provide supervision and programs to the inmates.
Programs Offered at FCC
Currently, FCC is an 80-bed minimum security correctional facility for adult males. The Center provides various types of off-grounds work such as DNR forestry labor and community service projects. Inmates also have an opportunity to attend school on-grounds and earn their High School Equivalency Degree, obtain or renew their driver's license, participate in Cognitive Intervention Program (CGIP), AODA Program, Alcoholic Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, religious activities, and job employability skills workshops. Other in-house programs include Center work assignments and wood production shop.
FCC provides offenders with opportunities to live, work, and receive treatment and training that will assist them in leading successful and productive lives once they return to their community. FCC prepares the offender for release and provides a transition from prison to supervision in the community. FCC affords offenders opportunities to adjust to the freedom and life in the outside world gradually and responsibly, so that they become valued and contributing members of society.

FCC is committed to the use of evidence-based practices in furtherance of the core principles of effective Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) intervention strategies. Inmates also have an opportunity to attend school, with individual tutoring offered to inmates as they work towards earning a High School Equivalency Diploma. FCC's woodshop offers inmates the opportunity to learn machine safety, woodworking, and finishing skills.

Incarceration Lifecycle
When an inmate arrives at his or her assigned facility, they are provided with information about programs available to them while incarcerated. For more information on programs offered at specific institutions, visit the Office of Program Services page. Additional information is available in facility Annual Reports and on each of the Adult Facilities pages.

Aside from primary education, treatment and skills training programs, many other activities are available to inmates during incarceration. These vary by facility and may include:

  • Community Service
  • Parenting
  • Vermaculture
  • Dog Training
  • Recovery Support Groups
  • Veterans Assistance
  • Gardening
  • Recreation
  • Visiting
  • Hobby/Craft Activities
  • Religious Study & Services
  • Work Assignments
  • Music
  • Restorative Justice

The DOC is a "Local Education Agency," which can be defined as a public authority legally recognized as an administrative agency for public elementary or secondary education. Within the DOC, the Division of Adult Institutions offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Career Technical Education (CTE/Vocational) programs at 18 correctional institutions and nine correctional centers for eligible inmates who are identified as having an academic or vocational need.
The ABE program includes General Education Development (GED); High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED); and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The CTE/Vocational Program includes 26 vocational areas of study, with 14 possible apprenticeship opportunities. As of July 2016, the DOC has added post-secondary educational opportunities for associate and bachelor degree programs, in collaboration with the state's technical college system and four-year colleges and universities. For more information on ABE and CTE/Vocational programs, please see Opportunities and Options Resource Guide, which is available in both English and Spanish.
Screenings and assessments intended to evaluate an inmate’s educational literacy levels and needs are completed as part of DAI’s overall Assessment and Evaluation for Primary Education.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs
• English as a Second Language
• General Education Development (GED)
• High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
Career Technical Education (CTE)/Vocational Programs
• Auto Detailing
• Auto Maintenance
• Barbering and Cosmetology
• Braille Transcription
• Building Maintenance and Construction
• Cabinetry and Cabinet Making
• Commercial Bakery
• Computer-Assisted Drafting
• Computer Help Desk
• Computer Literacy
• Computer Numerical Controls
• Culinary Arts and Food Service
• Custodial Services
• Dental Lab Technician
• Electrician
• Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
• Horticulture
• Institution Food Production
• Machine Tool Operations
• Masonry
• Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Products
• Multi-Operational Aide
• Office Assistant/Aide
• Office Software Applications
• Printing
• Welding

Preparing for Release
The overall goal of pre-release planning is to assist inmates in their preparation for returning to their communities by:
• Providing individualized release planning with an assigned social worker, in connection with an assigned DCC probation and parole agent.
• Encouraging and establishing positive contact with family and/or other support systems to initiate, maintain, and finalize release planning.
• Establishing appropriate post-release residency and treatment plans, as needed.
• Offering options for post-release employment and/or educational opportunities.
• Providing referrals and resources for assistance throughout the pre-release process.
• Encouraging participants to take personal responsibility for his/her actions now and in the future.

Inmate Locator

WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) is a facility in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center - Visitation

Visiting Days and Hours
Saturday, Sundays, and Holidays: 7:30AM to 4:00PM

Note: Visitors will not be admitted if they do not arrive 30 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. Holidays include:
o New Year’s Day (January 1st)
o Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday in January)
o Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
o Independence Day (July 4th)
o Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
o Thanksgiving Day (Last Thursday in November)
o Christmas Eve (December 24th)
o Christmas Day (December 25th)
o New Year’s Eve Day (December 31st) General Rules
1. All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visiting list. Individuals not on the approved visiting list must leave the state property.
2. Visitors under the age of 18 must be included on the inmate’s approved visiting list and must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older who are also on the approved list.
3. All individuals ages 16 and older of shall provide valid photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include: passport or visa; state issued driver’s license; Department of Transportation, military, or tribal issued identification card.
4. Children are the responsibility of the parent or guardian that is visiting and must be monitored at all times.
5. All visitors must enter and exit through the main office door and report to the officer on duty upon arrival.
6. It is not permitted for persons who are not visiting to wait anywhere on FCC grounds for others who are visiting, including waiting in the parking lot or in vehicles.
7. Visitors may not be dropped off for visiting and picked up later.
8. All vehicle windows must be rolled up and vehicles must be secured at all times.
9. No animals may be left in any vehicle unattended.
10. Visitors may not retrieve any items from their vehicles once their visit has started, unless authorized by the officer on duty.
11. If a visitor leaves the designated visiting areas without permission the visit may be terminated.
12. All visitors must remain at their original selected table once the visit has started.
13. No money orders or certified checks will be accepted at the center during visits. All money orders and certified checks must be mailed to the WCCS Business Office with the inmate’s name, number and center clearly noted: P.O. Box 7959; Madison, WI 53707-7959
14. Should more visits be requested than room allows, the visits will be terminated in the order they were logged so that as many visits as possible can be held.
15. Visitors and inmates are permitted to kiss and/or embrace at the start and end of a visit, but it must be done in a respectable manner.
16. Visitors and inmates may hold hands, as long as hands are kept above the table at all times. An inmate’s hands must be visible at all times.
17. Inmates must be seated across the table from their wife, girlfriend, fiancé or significant other. Inmates may hold their own children.
18. A soda machine is available to visitors, which accepts dollar bills or change. The center has no means of making change.
19. Failure to abide by visiting guidelines and/or directives of a staff person is grounds to terminate a visit or restrict further visits.

Property
1. State Statute 302.095 prohibits the introduction of contraband, drugs, alcohol, or weapons into the center, making it a felony to do so. Firearms, ammunition, knives, cellular telephones, pagers are not permitted inside the center and if possessed by a visitor must be appropriately secured in the visitor’s vehicle prior to entry to the facility. Internet-capable or “smart” technology and electronic recording equipment in any form are prohibited.
2. All items brought in on a visit must be submitted to the officer on duty for inspection they can be allowed into the visiting area.
3. Inmates are not allowed to retain any items brought in on a visit.
4. Legal and other materials requiring the inmate’s signature should be mailed and not brought in on a visit.
5. The following personal property items may be brought into FCC by visitors, provided that they pass inspection. All other personal property must be secured in one’s vehicle prior to the start of the visit.
• Money, not to exceed $20.00 per visitor.
• A comb, pick or brush, limited to one per visitor.
• Up to two (2) baby blankets per child.
• Up to four (4) diapers for each child. Diaper bags are not allowed.
• Up to two (2) plastic baby bottles per child.
• One (1) hand-held baby seat per child.
• Diaper wipes, which must be kept in a clear plastic bag.
• One (1) pacifier per child.
• One (1) coat and one (1) pair of gloves per visitor.
• Headwear, provided it does not conceal identity.
• Necessary medications, such as, but not limited to, inhalers, nitroglycerin, Epi Pens, etc.
• One plastic bag for items or one reasonable size cooler is allowed.
• Only the amount of food, napkins, plates, and plastic utensils necessary for that day’s visit are permitted.
6. The following items ARE NOT permitted:
• Metal utensils, especially knives
• Liquid refreshments of any kind
• Glass containers
• Alcoholic beverages or any items with alcoholic contents (e.g. hand sanitizer)
• Intoxicants of any kind
• Ice in cube form (ice packs are allowed)
• Ice cream or Jell-O
• All items will be inspected by the on-duty sergeant before.

Dress Code
1. Appropriate attire shall be worn at all times. Inappropriate attire shall result in denial of entrance to the facility
• Shorts may not be shorter than the reach of the visitor’s fingertips while standing with upright posture, arms straight down, and fingers extended.
• Skirts and dresses may not be shorter than the reach of the visitor’s fingertips plus three inches while the visitor stands with upright posture, arms straight down, and fingers extended.
• Footwear shall be worn at all times.
• Camisoles and tank tops are permitted when worn under other attire.
2. The following items ARE NOT permitted:
• Watches
• Transparent/translucent clothing
• Tops and dresses that are strapless, tube or halter style.
• Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back)
• Spandex/Spandex-like and Lycra/Lycra-like clothing. Tights or leggings of this material may be worn under attire of appropriate length as identified above.
• Exposed undergarments
• Clothing with revealing holes, tears, or slits
• Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing or images
• Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias
• Clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention

Summer Picnic Lunches
1. Summer picnic lunches are allowed on visiting days, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
2. Only the designated picnic area may be used for picnics. Picnic tables may not be moved.
3. A charcoal grill is provided for use; however, the FCC does not provide charcoal.
4. Visitors may bring Match Light or similar self-starting charcoal; lighter fluid is not allowed.
5. Charcoal ashes must be deposited in the receptacle provided after use of the grill.

Winter Bag Lunches
1. Bag lunches are allowed are allowed on visiting days, after Labor Day and prior to Memorial Day weekend.
2. During the winter months, there is no opportunity for meals to be cooked on site; therefore, all food items must be pre-cooked/ready-to-eat. A microwave is available in the visiting room.
3. All food items must be store-bought and factory-sealed; “fast food” items are not allowed.

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Facility Type

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is responsible for the operation of WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) where they supervise adults convicted of a state crime and then sentenced to a commitment period by the County or Circuit Judge. The penalty phase of the commitment is the length of the sentence imposed and what type of facility they will spend their time in. Once the inmate is taken into custody there is an orientation period where the offender is evaluated medically and psychologically. The results of their findings will have everything to do with the level of custody the prisoner will be incarcerated.

State prison is also referred to as a correctional facility, penitentiary or detention center and is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state. Convicted criminals are sent to prison as punishment and must follow very strict rules of conduct and order or they are held to additional punishment like loss of privileges or isolation. The address is N671 County Rd M, Hawkins, WI located in Rusk County.

There is a fundamental difference between jail and prison. It has everything to do with the length of stay for inmates; jail is short-term and prison is long-term. Jail is most commonly used within a criminal justice system for people charged with crimes who must be imprisoned until their trial, or those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified short period of imprisonment. Jails are usually run by local law enforcement county sheriff and/or local government police agencies.

Because prisons are designed for long-term incarceration, they are better developed for the living needs of their populations. State prison offers the inmate a more regular, routine life, the wider range of programs, better facilities and generally better food. The DOC has a bevy of disciplines for which an offender may be classified, they are Reception Centers, High Security (Males), General Population (Males), and Female Offenders.

State prison is very much like a town inside a town. There is a mayor (the warden - call 715-585-6394 for information), a store (the commissary), housing (cells), medical care (infirmary), library (law, education and lending), civic organizations (clubs), worship (chapel), a park (the recreation yard), a cafeteria (chow hall), police (correctional staff), a jail (disciplinary segregation unit, the SHU, the hole), laws (administrative rules), judges (hearings officers), and the inmates all have a job that keeps the institution operational.

There is no privacy in prison - inmates dress, shower, and use the bathroom in the company of other inmates.  Inmates are required to make their bunks and keep their personal possessions neat; All inmates wear identical clothing and must carry their identification card with them at all times.; Most possessions allowed must be purchased from the canteen; Meal times are assigned and inmates have a short time to eat and depart the chow hall, there are no seconds; Inmates are subject to searches of their person and/or cell at any time; All movements of inmates from one area to another are tightly choreographed, monitored and supervised to avaid any incidents between location changes.

Custody/Security Level

WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) is a minimum security state prison located at N671 County Rd M in Hawkins, WI operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. This institution is considered the best situation to be in if you have to be incarcerated. Inmates assigned to minimum security prisons generally pose the least risk to public safety. Inmates live in dormitories on a campus that resembles a school more than a prison. Inmates must have less than 8 years on their sentence, be non-violent with a clear disciplinary history to qualify for minimum designation. There is much less supervision of inmate movement within the prison than at any other custody level.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a State - minimum facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Wisconsin

These are general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's commissary account. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the correctional institution. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be enjoyed if the inmate has funds in their commissary account. An inmate's commissary account is like a bank account within the prison. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. The commissary sells clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary might also sell entertainment-related products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets like an iPad (no internet access), songs and educational programming.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with.

Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number. Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

Some of the money transfer firms are MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, Access Corrections, JailATM, CommissaryDeposit

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to WI DOC - Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) at N671 County Rd M, Hawkins, WI

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $5.00, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

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