Prison life is hard for everyone and outside emotional support does a lot to help an inmate survive in prison. That's why prison calls are very important to both the inmate and their families. Inmates are allowed to call family and friends from the outside, though regulations vary per facility. But the question is, how do you call an inmate back? More importantly, can you call an inmate back? Technically, you can't but some facilities may reconsider in emergency cases. Prison Call Rules Each facility is given autonomy on implementing its own inmate calling system. As a result, prison call rules vary for each facility. But some rules apply for most prisons. For one, inmates cannot receive calls. They can only make outgoing ones. This means you can't call an inmate back. You