Ohio slashes inmate phone expenses to 5 cents a minute

April 1, 2015 12:24 AM

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The Ohio prisons agency said Tuesday it was slashing the cost of inmate phone services and planned to install hundreds more phones.

The current contract with Virginia-based Global Tel-Link was renegotiated to bring the cost of calls down to 5 cents per minute plus applicable taxes, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a news release.

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