As of Jan 2, NJ has lowered phone rates in state correctional facilities to 13 cents per minute. That rate will remain in effect during a transition period for a new contract that started on April 27, to lower the costs even further to less than 4.5 cents per minute! The transition period ends on August 25, 2015, as noted on the NJ Treasury website.
We are looking forward to fair and reasonable rates coming soon!
[updated April 27, 2015]