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Full interview (by category)Interview with Luis, Kelly, Krissie, Cheryl, Tina, Shaylee, Todd, Marianna, Anne, Robyn and Felicia
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JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Luis: Nope. I waas only able to use the phone once every 72 hours
Kelly: in my cell, yes
Tina: Yes but it cost and I could not make collect calls to my home
Anne: only when they decide to turn them on and even then i couldnt get my pin to work it has never worked. i was put in cell with no phone for 5 days.
Robyn: When they worked witch was about a third of the time and you could only dial the same number twice. The first time you got three minutes to talk and the second time you only got about a minute before you were cut off.
Felicia: There was phones in cell
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Luis: Oh man I think it was something like two dollars and cahnge per minute collect of course.
Kelly: they were regular collect charges
Cheryl: I think it was pretty standard, don't remember how much.
Tina: collect and or calling cards
Shaylee: If they dont accept collect calls the county now has calling cards. For 10 bucks u can make three 10min calls
Todd: WAY TOO MUCH!!!!! Not sure exactly
Anne: 350 per call depend how much your family puts on your phone.
Robyn: Outrageous charges through a company called tellemate would let people put minutes on a prepaid card for someone in jail but the phone calls were about 2 to 3 dollars a minute and the surcharges were very high. To leave a voicmail for an inmate is about two dollars, but with the state and surcharges it was actually nine dollars and 20 cents
Felicia: 4 dollars a call im guessing morw than 100 dollars a week to make calls
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Luis: no but I did have to make a collect call and from what I understood the money that was generated from the calls went to the jail.
Anne: dont have them
Robyn: I bought one for my cellmate because she was really nice to me and offered to share her commissary food with me. The only way I would have gotten commissary was if I was in for another 6 days because you can only get it one day a week.
Felicia: Yes you have to use tellmate
JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Luis: Im sure they did.
Cheryl: I have no idea
Anne: yes of course
Robyn: I don't know and don't care. A recording warned you that your calls "may" be screened when you tried to use the phone.
Felicia: Yes they say that they arw
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