N.Y. Correction Law Section 623
Incarcerated individual telephone services


1.

Telephone services contracts for incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities shall be subject to the procurement provisions as set forth in article eleven of the state finance law provided, however, that when determining the best value of such telephone service, the lowest possible cost to the telephone user shall be emphasized.

2.

The department shall make available either a “prepaid” or “collect call” system, or a combination thereof, for telephone service. Under the “prepaid” system, funds may be deposited into an account in order to pay for station-to-station calls, provided that nothing in this subdivision shall require the department to provide or administer a prepaid system. Under a “collect call” system, call recipients are billed for the cost of an accepted telephone call initiated by an incarcerated individual. Under such “collect call” system, the provider of incarcerated individual telephone service, as an additional means of payment, must permit the recipient of incarcerated individual calls to establish an account with such provider in order to deposit funds to pay for such collect calls in advance.

3.

The department shall not accept or receive revenue in excess of its reasonable operating cost for establishing and administering such telephone system services as provided in subdivisions one and two of this section.

4.

The department shall establish rules and regulations or departmental procedures to ensure that any incarcerated individual phone call system established by this section provides reasonable security measures to preserve the safety and security of each correctional facility, all staff and all persons outside a facility who may receive incarcerated individual phone calls.

Source: Section 623 — Incarcerated individual telephone services, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COR/623 (updated Aug. 13, 2021; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

600
Certain correctional officers to administer oaths
600‑A
Jail time records and certificates
601
Delivery of commitment with incarcerated individual
601‑A
Return of persons erroneously sentenced for the purpose of resentence
601‑B
Coram nobis prisoners
601‑C
Felony prisoners
601‑D
Post-release supervision
602
Expenses of sheriff for transporting prisoners
603
Rendering accounts for conveying of prisoners
604
Payment of accounts for transporting prisoners
605
Prisoners sentenced at one session of court to be transported at same time
605‑A
Transportation of female incarcerated individuals
606
Payment of costs for prosecution of incarcerated individuals
607
Prohibition of double-bunked housing
610
Freedom of worship
611
Births to incarcerated individuals of correctional institutions and care of children of incarcerated individuals of correctional institut...
611‑A
Commitments to county or regional correctional institutions
612
United States prisoners
613
Conveyance of prisoner after arrest
614
Care and support of civil prisoner
618
Duties of state correctional institutions, penitentiaries, county jails and reformatories
619
Cooperation with authorized agencies of the department of social services
620
Service of papers in civil judicial proceedings upon a prisoner
621
Interstate cooperation with law enforcement officers and agencies of other states and the federal government
622
Sex offender treatment program
623
Incarcerated individual telephone services
624
Next of kin
625
Menstrual products
626
Medication assisted treatment in correctional facilities

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Aug. 13, 2021

§ 623’s source at nysenate​.gov

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