Interview with Brian, Marty, Linda, Charlie, Mary and Myron
JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Brian: YOU can use the phones when ever you were not
locked up in your cell . You had to dial collect
to call someone at home. Marty: Yes, but if you made a collect call you only got
20sec on that call. Linda: only when not locked in Charlie: yes Mary: yed we did have regylar access Myron: Daily phone access either by collect calls
or calling cards.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Brian: You had to call collect to call people at home. Marty: None, unless you buy a phone card from commissary
(that is like a store) Linda: you could only make collect calls Charlie: collect call charges Mary: the phone calls were 250 a call and I
wpuld guess the averege is 50 Myron: A collect call could be $10 easily for less
than 5 minutes. Calling cards some guys
spent as easy $50 a week, average is like
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Brian: No, you did not have to buy cards. You had to call
collect when calling home Marty: If you wanted more than 20sec? yea Linda: you can now not when i was there Charlie: no Mary: yes you did need to buy phone cards Myron: Phone cards help, also family can open
am account with the phone company
and pay that way too.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Brian: There was a recording on there that said that
they recorded calls etc. Marty: Every single call that goes out! Linda: yes Charlie: dont know, if they did there would have been a
good reason im sure. Mary: yes they did screen calls Myron: After a pfa was issued the one number I
called got blocked, unless I used another
inmates info to call. So yes they did
record as well usually only monitored
given suspicious activity.