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FCI Sandstone
Federal Correctional Institution in Sandstone, Minnesota


How to Save On Prison Calls from FCI Sandstone

Sign up today to get a local phone number, then pay only .06 cents per minute through the BOP Debit Calling Plan.

All numbers provided are verified to be a local call.

What you Get:
  • Phone number in Sandstone, Minnesota
  • Calls routed to your U.S. home/cell phone

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How Will I Know When I Get a Call?
When you get a phone call, your phone will ring just like normal. Your new local number will be set to ring through to any phone number you choose. Verification of ring-to phone number(s) is required.

There are 3 ways to receive calls from an inmate at Sandstone Federal Prison. As you can see from the chart below, the least expensive way is the Debit Call.

  • Collect Call (billed to your phone bill)
  • Prepay Collect Call (prepaid account with Value Added Communications)
  • Debit Call (Inmate purchases phone cards)
Call TypeLong Distance RateLocal Call Rate*
Collect Call
(Billed to your home phone bill.)
$2.45 service charge
$0.40 per minute

15-minute call = $8.45
$2.25 service charge
$0.23 per minute

15-minute call = $5.70
Prepay Collect Call
(You prepay for the collect calls.)
$1.50 service charge
$0.23 per minute

15-minute call = $4.95
$1.50 service charge
$0.06 per minute

15-minute call = $2.40
Debit Call
(Inmate purchases phone minutes)
$0.00 service charge
$0.23 per minute

15-minute call = $3.45
$0.00 service charge
$0.06 per minute

15-minute call = $0.90

*Rates shown are from VAC rate finder and may change. Click here to verify rates.


The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Sandstone, Minnesota, is a low security facility for male offenders.

FCI Sandstone is located 100 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 70 miles southwest of Duluth, off Interstate 35.

The BOP extends telephone privileges to inmates to help them maintain ties with their families and other community contacts. Ordinarily, the inmate pays for the calls; but in some cases the receiving party pays. Limitations and conditions may be imposed upon an inmate's telephone privileges to ensure they are consistent with the BOP's correctional management responsibilities. A notice is posted next to each telephone advising inmates that calls are monitored. Unmonitored calls to attorneys are permitted in certain circumstances. Third-party or other alternative call arrangements are not permitted; this ensures inmates do not have the opportunity to use phones for criminal or other inappropriate purposes.