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Gregg County Jail Telephones, Texas

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Interview with Micah and Kenneth

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Micah: The phones came on in the morning and went of at 10 PM. We had 3 phones to share with all 45 woman. One of which never worked. The other 2 hardly worked.
Kenneth: They had phones in the cell but you had to buy a phone card

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Micah: it cost about $10 for a 15 minute phone call.
Kenneth: Calling cards cost 20 dollar's that's about four phone calls in a week you would spend 60-80 dollars

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Micah: No. The people you called had to set up an account on their phone so you could call them.
Kenneth: Yes you have ti buy phone cards to call out

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Micah: Yes they did.
Kenneth: Yes they do screen your calls

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