Ohio Prison Phone Rates Drop
Ohio’s prison phone rates drop as Governor John Kasich and Gary Mohr, head of Ohio’s department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, reduced calling rates in Ohio prisons to 5 cents per minute.
The state says it will help cut down on the number of inmates returning to prison! The belief is inmates that stay connected to their families while incarcerated are less likely to repeat their crimes when they get out.
The decision was not made lightly. The State of Ohio will lose $15 million dollars/year in revenue with the lower rates. Since phone calls are paid for mainly by families and not inmates or the prisons, what is a loss to the State is a gain for Ohio families.
Families of the incarcerated need this fiscal break.