JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Sparkie: yes Craig: Yes. My wife set up an account so I could call
out when I wanted. Allison: Regular as in scheduled times. Sometimes there were
more people needing to use the phones the were
available. Sometimes individual phones did not work.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Sparkie: had to set up account to call anyone about .35
min, and calling cards where $22.00 for $20 card
lasted about 10 calls depending on where you
called Craig: Not sure how the phone charges worked. I know i
made about 8-9 calls a couple minutes each and I
spent about $25.00 dollars on calls. Allison: All globel tellink. My family put money on an
account from home so I am not sure how much it was.
I know it was expensive and minutes went very
quickly. You were able to buy a phone card on
commissary or call collect as well.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Sparkie: yes Craig: You can buy a phone card from the comissary. Allison: Collect calls were an option. or family could buy
time on their home phone.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Sparkie: yes Craig: yes. Allison: Yes, there was a recording that said they did.